2018-05-08 – 6:35 h

Germaine Franco will receive the ASCAP Shirley Walker Award 2018 at the ASCAP Music Screen Awards ceremony, to be celebrated next Wednesday, 23rd of May, 2018. The event will honor the composers and songwriters of the top box office film music, top-rated series, and the most performed television music of 2017.

Being Shirley Walker one of the first prominent female composers working in film and television, the Shirley Walker Award honors those whose achievements have contributed to the diversity of film and television music. Germaine Franco, who wrote and produced with co-writer Adrian Molina five original songs for Disney/Pixar’s Oscar-winning ‘Coco’, including ‘Un Poco Loco’ and ‘Proud Corazón’, receiving an Annie Award for her music, has recently worked with Shirley Walker’s son, Ian Walker, double bassist, on the score to ‘Tag’.

Germaine Franco’s kaleidoscopic work is impossible to summarize, spanning numerous visual media, musical genres and cultures”, said ASCAP President Paul Williams.  “Her work on Disney Pixar’s Coco, which incorporated traditional Mexican musical elements and included composing, songwriting, producing, arranging and orchestrating, is only the most recent highlight of her achievements in the film world.