BMI Day: Alan Silvestri Keynote Presentation and Interview

Thursday / March 31, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

For each of the past 13 years, Broadcast Music Inc. has provided a generous scholarship to an outstanding Berklee film scoring senior. The 2011 honoree is Pablo Gomez Trujillo.

In celebration, Berkleeʼs Film Scoring Department, in conjunction with grants from BMI and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents: Alan Silvestri ʼ70. The alumnus received an Oscar nomination and won a Grammy for the song "Believe," written for Robert Zemeckis's Polar Express. He formerly earned nominations from both the Academy and the Golden Globes for Best Score for Zemeckis's Forrest Gump, and also won a Grammy for the soundtrack album for The Bodyguard. In addition to Polar Express and Forrest Gump, Silvestri has scored many other motion pictures for Zemeckis, including Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Contact, Romancing the Stone, all three Back to the Future films, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Death Becomes Her, among dozens of other notable film scores. At Thursdayʼs keynote presentation, Silvestri will be interviewed by his colleague Daniel Carlin, Berkleeʼs chair of film scoring. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.