John Williams Receives Lifetime Contribution to Hollywood Award

‘Made In Hollywood Honors’ event honors renowned composer for works including L.A.-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens

JW-MIHHEntertainment industry VIPs, local union officials and political leaders celebrated this year’s Oscar-nominated films made in California at the Made In Hollywood Honors Oscar event Feb. 4, 2016.

This year, co-sponsor Film Musicians Secondary Markets spearheaded the special first-time Lifetime Contribution to Hollywood Award to be presented to renowned composer John Williams for his works including the score to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in the film’s mega-franchise to be recorded in Los Angeles.

“Recording the music for ‘Star Wars’ in Los Angeles was for me a great treat,” Williams said. “But the people who really should be thanked for having this happen are J.J. Abrams, the director of the film, Kathy Kennedy the producer, and also Michael Gorfaine and Jamie Richardson, who worked so hard to convince the powers that this was in the best interest of the score and in the best interest of the film.”

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