CRAIG SAFAN PRESENTED WITH THE
BASIL POLEDOURIS AWARD FOR A FILM MUSIC LEGEND AT
INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE PROVINCE OF CÓRDOBA
Special 30th Anniversary Recording of THE LAST STARFIGHTER to be Released This Fall
(August 14, 2014—Santa Monica, CA) Composer Craig Safan was surprised last month with the presentation of the Basil Poledouris Award For A Film Music Legend while conducting his music at the International Film Music Festival of the Province of Córdoba on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The presentation was made before a special encore featuring the premiere of The REMO WILLIAMS OVERTURE, conducted by Safan.
At the festival, which took place in Córdoba Spain from July 23-27th, Safan gave a lecture to students of the workshop program, was interviewed as part of a Q&A panel for festival attendees, and signed autographs. He surprised the guests with news that his scores for both THE LAST STARFIGHTER and REMO WILLIAMS will be re-released by Intrada Records later this year. Upcoming releases also include a double vinyl version of WARNING SIGN to be released by Invada Records.
"I was about to go back out on stage and conduct the encore when suddenly everything stopped and it was announced that I was to be given the Poledouris Award. I was totally surprised and deeply moved by the reception I was given by the audience and the film music fans. It was truly one of the happiest moments in my life… even if it’s a little weird being a ‘legend’!"
Craig Safan has composed the music for over thirty feature films including MR. WRONG, STAND AND DELIVER, MAJOR PAYNE, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IV, REMO WILLIAMS, and THE LAST STARFIGHTER. For the small screen, Craig is best known for his work as the composer for the series CHEERS for which he was awarded eight ASCAP Top TV awards, as well as for his music for LIFE GOES ON, which earned Safan an EMMY® nomination.