Warren strikes chord with Film & TV Music


The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard will honor Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with the inaugural Film & TV Music Career Achievement Award at a reception Nov. 14 in Los Angeles.

The private reception will be held during the THR/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, which runs Nov. 13-14 at the Sofitel Los Angeles, where Warren will participate in a Q&A on the role of her music in film and television.

Warren was chosen as the first Career Achievement Award recipient because of her achievements in film, TV and music as well as her influence on the industry.

Her songs have been featured in more than 100 films, resulting in six Oscar nominations. Her work includes "Can't Fight the Moonlight," an international hit performed by LeAnn Rimes and featured in "Coyote Ugly"; "Because You Loved Me," sung by Celine Dion for the film "Up Close and Personal"; "Music of My Heart," sung by 'N Sync and Gloria Estefan for the film "Music of the Heart"; and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from "Armageddon," which was Aerosmith's lone No. 1 hit in the U.S.

Warren also has been nominated for nine Grammys — winning for "Because You Loved Me" — and four Golden Globes and has been named ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year six times. She also owns her own publishing company, Realsongs, and founded the Diane Warren Foundation, which supports other music-related charities, animal rights and enriching the lives of the elderly.

Now in its seventh year, the Film & TV Music Conference examines the evolving role of music in film and television and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas.