Hollywood fest preps kudos

Danny Elfman among honorees

Danny Elfman will be honored as composer of the year at the 12th annual Hollywood Film Festival's Awards Gala on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton.

Elfman, who has composed the score for the upcoming "Milk," is among a number of film craftsmen who have been tapped to receive Hollywood Awards.

Also to be feted are cinematographer Mandy Walker ("Australia"); editors Daniel Hanley and Mike Hill ("Frost/Nixon"); production designer Sarah Greenwood ("The Soloist"); and costume designer Deborah Hopper ("The Changeling," "Gran Torino").