Marvin Hamlish adds Ghent honor

Composer to pick up World Soundtrack Award

LONDON -- Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will be presented with the lifetime achievement award during this year's World Soundtrack Awards, held amid the Ghent Film Festival.

Hamlisch is expected in the Belgian town to see some of his most famous works performed by the Brussels Philharmonic including music from "The Way We Were" and "The Sting."

Organizers of the awards also said France's Golden Globe winner Alexandre Desplat will be a guest of honor at what will be the ninth Soundtrack Awards, with the orchestra scheduled to tune up with music from "The Girl With the Pearl Earring," "The Queen," "The Painted Veil" and "Lust, Caution."

The awards and music are scheduled for Oct. 17 and are billed as the key event of the 36th Ghent festival.

Together with composer Richard Rodgers, Hamlisch is the only artist to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize.