Bmi Film/TV Kudofest Shows Journalist-Author Jon Burlingame Some Love

Bmi Film/TV Kudofest Shows Journalist-Author Jon Burlingame Some Love
On Wednesday night, the ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was filled with so many talented heavyweights and the power players behind them that Doreen Ringer-Ross, mistress of ceremonies at the Bmi Film/TV Music Awards, referred to the assembled as “a film music geek’s wet dream.”

And yet there was the name of Jon Burlingame, Variety’s go-to expert on film composers, positioned in the program just below the evening’s headliner, movie maestro Mychael Danna (“Life of Pi”), who was due to receive the Richard Kirk Award, the performing rights organization’s equivalent of a life achievement kudo.

Burlingame, a journalist and author of such books as “The Music of James Bond,” bathed in the adulation — including a filmed tribute that included Oscar-winning grand master John Williams — from a room full of people intimately familiar with his work.

“I just love what you guys do, I always have,
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