Rolfe Kent is the recipient of the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated composer has previously received 13 BMI Film & Television Awards since 2002. Kent’s best known work includes his score for Alexander Payne’s Election, About Schmidt and Sideways, as well as Jason Reitman’s Thank You For Smoking and Up in the Air. He also composed the main titles for the Showtime hit drama Dexter, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Among his other credits are the hit comedies Wedding Crashers, Legally Blonde, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. Kent most recently scored last year’s family film Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the critic favorite Young Adult. Next up for the composer is the crime comedy Gambit directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Kent follows previous Richard Kirk Award recipients John Williams, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen, Rachel Portman, David Newman, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alan Menken, Christopher Young, Harry Gregson-Williams, David Arnold, George S. Clinton and Mike Post. The BMI Film & Television Awards will be held on May 16, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.