Dave Mason & John Debney to receive outstanding career achievement awards at the 2009 Hollywood Music in Media Awards and Conference
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA), the most anticipated and innovative music awards event of the year, will honor legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason and Oscar nominated film composer John Debney with Outstanding Career Achievement honors.
Academy Award nominated John Debney will be honored during the HMMA event on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at The Highlands located in the world-famous Hollywood & Highlands / Kodak Theater complex in Hollywood, California. Debney, considered one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood, and who has established himself as a formidable film composer across a wide range of genres, has worked repeatedly with several noted directors, including Garry Marshall onThe Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and Raising Helen; Robert Rodriguez on Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Sin City andThe Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D; Jon Favreau on Elf and Zathura; and Tom Shadyac on Liar Liar, Dragonfly and Bruce Almighty. Debney displayed his ability in the dramatic genre with the film The Passion of the Christ, which earned him an Oscar nomination.
In addition to the prestigious Academy nomination, John Debney has garnered 18 awards to date for his work in film and television. Additional film score credits include Spiderman 2, Spiderman 3, The Ant Bully, Chicken Little,Meet Dave, Swing Vote, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Hannah Montana: The Movie. Current film projects include A Thousand Words, Old Dogs, and Sin City 2 & 3, and one of the most anticipated films of 2010, Iron Man 2. John Debney composer, conductor, musician and valued collaborator will be the first to receive the Hollywood Music In Media Awards’ Outstanding Career Achievement for Film Composing.
Legendary guitarist and songwriter, Dave Mason will receive his Outstanding Career Achievement honor during the HMMA produced Music In Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON) on Saturday, November 21, 2009. The award will be presented during the MIMICON keynote address luncheon, taking place in theRenaissance Hollywood Hotel ballroom.
Dave Mason has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 37 years, performing to sold-out audiences with memorable bands Traffic and Fleetwood Mac, as well as recording with some of music’s legendary icons, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and the Rolling Stones. He has penned and recorded enduring gold and platinum songs, including “Feeling Alright”, “Let It Flow” and his smash-hit single, “We Just Disagree”. In 2004 Dave Mason and the band Traffic received one of the highest honors that can be bestowed to a music artist when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Mason is touring in support of his current LP titled 24 Letters ~ 12 Notes through the summer and fall of 2009.
Mason has gone beyond being heard in music, by becoming an influential figure and advocate for the foundation Working Vessels for Vets. His dedication to raising awareness and funding through his shows, and his work in the media, will continue to have an impact on our heroes returning from foreign conflicts. You can visit the website for more information on how you can help: www.workvesselsforvets.org
About the HMMA:
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for selecting it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision and to place video games along side TV and film in terms of importance. Iconic artists will also be presented with a variety of awards, including an award for Outstanding Career Achievement in honor of their accomplishments and longevity in the entertainment field. The evening will feature live music performances, celebrity appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception, and a dinner banquet catered by Wolfgang Puck, Inc. The entire event will be shot with multiple HD cameras for digital and cable broadcast in 17 countries and U.S. territories (120 Million households).
The HMMA is also the only red carpet style awards show in the world to include a comprehensive interactive music conference designed to offer opportunities and further the careers of all involved. The Music in Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON) will take place November 20-22 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel featuring panels, seminars, workshops, interactive displays, keynote address luncheon and the public world premiere of 4K imagery technology, which resolution is five times greater than Blue-Ray.
Outstanding organizations such as the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS), ABC Famegames, Sony Playstation, Music4games.net, AirPlay Direct, Fender Musical Instruments, Fresh Element, The Sound 100.3 FM, Luck Media & Marketing, SESAC, Singular Magazine, Deuce Management & Promotion, SongsAlive, and The Seany Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cure for pediatric cancers, are proud partners with the HMMA and MIMICON.
To be apart of this truly unique and groundbreaking opportunity, or to submit for nomination consideration, visit the HMMA website at: www.hmmawards.com.
Hollywood Music In Media Awards:
November 19, 2009
Hollywood & Highland/Kodak Theater Complex
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Fourth Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON):
November 20-22, 2009
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood & Highland / Kodak Theater Complex
1755 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
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For more information on HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS (HMMA) or MUSIC IN MEDIA INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE (MIMI CON),contact: Steve Levesque or Tasya Swisko at Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at (818) 760-8077 or Francine Marsielle at Marsielle & Company Management at (818) 627-5341 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.luckmedia.com, www.hmmawards.com or www.imc08.com/LA