A pre-release screening of the upcoming comedy film, "Halloween Party", about a girl looking for love on the most deceptive night of the year. The screening was held at the Belcourt Theater at 2102 Belcourt Ave, Nashville. The screening and benefits the National Coalition for the Homeless (www.NationalHomeless.org) and the Songs of Love Foundation (www.SongsofLove.org).
Prior to the movie screening, from 6pm – 7pm on June 14th, a "Soundtrack Signing Reception" for the musicians, filmmakers, and local business sponsors of the charity event. The films soundtrack will be showcased, and artists will be available to share stories of their involvement. Hosting the reception, is local retailer, "Retropolitan" at 1813 21st Avenue South in Hillsboro Village, just a block from the theater. Another local business, "Briar Patch Catering" will be providing a coffee and dessert bar. A raffle basket of gifts donated by local businesses valued at $200, will be given away to a winner drawn at 6:45. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event. Both events are open to the public. The signing reception is free and the charity pre-release screening is a $15 donation. Soundtracks will be available for sale at the "Signing Reception". Artists expected to be on hand are songwriters, CJ Watson, Donna Britton, Bruce Michael Miller, David Norris, Mark Conklin, Nichole Cooper and performer Britt Savage. The writer / director, of the film, Linda Palmer, and executive producer, Mark Cardone will also be on hand for the event. "The film is a fun comedy with a heart, but the most amazing thing about it, is its 29 original songs, most of which originated with Nashville artists." states Palmer. "Our big push, after this event, is to get the film in front of audiences that can nominate the music for Academy Awards. They’re that good!" Mark Cardone adds, "There are seven original songs in the film which is pretty much unheard of. Two of our songwriter / performers each, have six plus songs in the movie!" Nashville’s CJ Watson penned eight songs in the film and six on the soundtrack.
Donna Britton co-wrote the movies theme song with Watson and Norris. She is an accomplished songwriter/performer, the films music supervisor, album producer, with her own Nashville based publishing company, Shadow Mountain Publishing (www.whatsuponthemountain.com). She licensed 22 of the 29 songs for the film and worked closely with director, Linda Palmer, on developing the original material with her stable of songwriter/performers. Britton and Palmer worked together to create the "Pop/Dance/Classic Rock/Retro Rock" soundtrack that reminds us of ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Lady Gaga, Warren Zevon and many more!
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