NASHVILLE CBS STATION HIGHLIGHTS I HOPE YOU DANCE cinema event & upcoming music city book-signing

I Hope You Dance Song Co-Writer Mark D. Sanders Appears on Popular "Talk of the Town" in Music City

Nashville, Tennessee CBS affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5 showed the love Thursday, May 12, 2016 for I HOPE YOU DANCE: THE POWER AND SPIRIT IN SONG. Watch I Hope You Dance song co-writer Mark D. Sanders on an episode of the popular Music City program, "Talk of the Town". Thanks NewsChannel 5 for the invite! Here's a link to the segment:
http://www.newschannel5.com/talk-of-the-town/i-hope-you-dance-the-power-and-spirit-of-song

A reminder, also, that tickets for the Monday, May 16 and Monday, May 23 showings of I HOPE YOU DANCE: THE POWER AND SPIRIT OF SONG cinema event across the US are available here: http://ihopeyoudancetickets.com  

And, if you're anywhere near Music City, Friday May 20, stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame and meet Mark D. Sanders. He'll be signing copies of the book, I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song from 3:30-5pm Central Time.  For more information, click  http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/event/book-signing-mark-d.-sanders#.VzYOS2NH3uQ

 

“The Voice” Winner Jordan Smith to Make Special Appearance                in “I Hope You Dance” Cinema Event

May 16 and May 23 on Select Screens Nationwide

Republic/LightWorkers Records Emerging Star to Sing Special A capella Rendition of the

Classic Song and Showcase New Hit Single “Stand in the Light”

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 3, 2016 – Republic/LightWorkers Records artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of “The Voice,” will join a star-studded cast for the nationwide theater event, “I Hope You Dance, The Power and Spirit of Song,” premiering in over 300 select Screenvision Media theatres nationwide Monday, May 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., with encore showings Monday, May 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. Smith’s special appearance will feature his breathtaking a capella rendition of “I Hope You Dance” created specifically for this theater event. The music video for his current hit single, “Stand in the Light,” will also be showcased and introduced to audiences by the film’s producer, Spencer Proffer.

“We are thrilled to have Jordan’s support and participation in this event with his never-before-seen, beautiful a cappella performance of the song ‘I Hope You Dance,’” said Darryl Schaffer, EVP, Operations and Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision Media.

This national cinema event will be hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and features powerful stories of hope, faith, inspiration and overcoming unimaginable odds through the transformative power of song. “I Hope You Dance, The Power and Spirit of Song” also features best-selling author, speaker and spiritual leader to millions, Joel Osteen, the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou, celebrated artist/songwriters Brian Wilson (“God Only Knows”), Graham Nash (“Teach Your Children”), country music star Vince Gill and original recording artist, Lee Ann Womack.  

Additionally, Kathie Lee will host a panel to give cinema attendees tools for overcoming obstacles in their lives that includes Dr. Tim Storey, renowned life coach and motivational speaker; Michael Gallagher, syndicated radio host, Salem Radio Network and Fox News Contributor; Dream Center’s Caroline Barnett, a noted speaker and author and media chair; and actress Shari Rigby.

“Regardless of what you or a loved one may be going through right now, we hope that this “I Hope You Dance” event will inspire you and give you the tools you need to overcome life’s unexpected obstacles,” said Shelly Maxwell, managing partner of KAOS Connect, the event experience creator in alliance with Screenvision.

Tickets for this exclusive theater event are available at www.ihopeyoudancetickets.com.

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ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA: Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,300+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://screenvisionmedia.com/.

ABOUT KAOS CONNECT, LLC: Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on–and beyond–the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands and content worldwide.  Owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond have been credited with the success of creating and building the world’s preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theatres into places where communities could gather together to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films. For more information: http://www.kaosconnect.com.

ABOUT METEOR 17 AND SPENCER PROFFER

Headquartered in Los Angeles, this convergence and production venture is helmed by innovative media and music producer, Spencer Proffer. M17 is producing and is developing an ambitious slate of projects across music, TV, film, Internet, live event, and other platforms, integrating brand marketing and music as organic components. M17 is a full service organization that actively participates from conception and architecture through all phases of deal making, production, marketing and distribution entities. www.meteor17.com.

Spencer Proffer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions and those he has been integrally involved with have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations.  As music producer, Spencer has sold millions of gold and platinum records. He has expanded his pedigree by architecting and executing original content for films, brands and distribution companies to get their message across, utilizing music as an organic component.

KAOS Connect Media Contact:

Sabrina Propper

818.515.5798

Screenvision Media Contacts:

Kate Carver – Olson Engage
212.656.9148
Kcarver@olson.com

Rachael Morrison – Olson Engage

212.656.9149

Rachael.morrison@olson.com

 

I HOPE YOU DANCE COMING TO THEATERS MAY 16, 2016

SCREEN VISION MEDIA, KAOS CONNECT& METEOR 17 INTRODUCE FIRST COLLABORATIVE EVENT CINEMA PROGRAM

“I HOPE YOU DANCE, THE POWER & SPIRIT OF SONG”  

Hitting Theatres on May 16, 2016, the Meteor 17 Production – a Star-Studded Theatrical Documentary Based on the Grammy-Award Winning Song – Celebrates Hope, Faith, and Inspiration Through the Power of Song

New York, N.Y., APRIL 11, 2016 — Screenvision Media, a national cinema advertising leader, and KAOS Connect, event experience creators, today announced the launch of their first joint Event Cinema Program – the empowering theatrical documentary produced by Meteor 17 CEO, Spencer Proffer, “I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song.” The moving documentary film features stories of faith, inspiration and overcoming unimaginable odds as told through the transformative power of song.

“I Hope You Dance” will premiere on Monday, May 16, at 2 and 7 p.m. with encore showings on Monday, May 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. in select theatres nationwide. This program falls on the heels of Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect’s alliance announcement earlier this year.

“We are strong believers in the power of Event Cinema and are excited to work with KAOS Connect and Meteor 17 on our first initiative as we re-enter the space,” said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Operations and Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision Media. “’I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song,’ is an inspiring program backed by unprecedented marketing support, and we’re looking forward to engaging audiences with content they’re passionate about in a brand new way.”

Directed by writer/director John Scheinfeld and produced by Proffer, “I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song” is based on the Grammy award-winning song and features popular music icons Graham Nash, Vince Gill and Brian Wilson; the late Dr. Maya Angelou, legendary author; and America’s popular and influential speaker/author, Joel Osteen, among others. The program will take audiences on a journey through the exploration of how one simple song has greatly impacted many lives through hope and healing, inspiring transformation.

“’I Hope You Dance’ provides the opportunity for people of all backgrounds and ages to gather together as communities in theatres and experience ways to overcome life’s biggest challenges through the power of hope, inspiration and song,” said Dan Diamond, KAOS Connect Managing Partner.

In addition, Kathie Lee Gifford leads a post-feature panel that includes Dr. Tim Storey, renowned life coach and motivational speaker; Michael Gallagher, popular syndicated radio host on Salem Radio Network and Fox News Contributor; Dream Center’s Caroline Barnett, a noted speaker and author; and actress Shari Rigby. The event will also feature a special guest appearance from Osteen Ministries’ Generation Hope spokesperson, Jackelyn Viera Iloff.

"I Hope You Dance" is the #1 crossover country pop song written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers that quickly became a Billboard chart topper for country singer Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert when released in 2000. "I Hope You Dance" garnered the 2001 CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP and BMI awards for Song of the Year, followed by the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. As of February 2016, the song has sold more than 2 million digital copies in the U.S. alone.

“The potential of music to rouse hope, spark inspiration and excavate stories that stir hearts has been at the core of my entire career,” said Spencer Proffer, Meteor 17 CEO and producer. “I'm pleased to team with close friends Dan and Shelly at KAOS Connect, my business partners in the faith and inspirational media lane, Joe Battaglia and David Sams, and our new colleagues at Screenvision Media, to bring a film based upon the poignancy of Mark D. and Tia’s timeless song to the public."

Acclaimed industry leaders Joe Battaglia and David Sams, are co-executive producers of the project. Sams is a nine-time Emmy Award-winning television producer, author, speaker, emerging technologies guru and serial entrepreneur whose marketing credits include the syndicated launch of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy!”and “RollerGames.” Battaglia is an author, broadcaster and President of Renaissance Communications, a media company that for more than 20 years has actively been responsible for the promotion of highly successful faith-based hit movies including “Passion,” “Narnia,” “Risen” and the current box office hit “Miracles from Heaven.” Together, the two, along with John Frost, are the co-creators and executive producers of the No. 1 faith-based radio program in the nation, “Keep the Faith,” which boasts over 2 million total listeners to date and is an active marketing partner for the event.

“I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song” is approximately 95 minutes in length and is not yet rated. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ihopeyoudancetickets.com

ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA

Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality movie going experience. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://screenvisionmedia.com/.

ABOUT KAOS CONNECT, LLC

Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on–and beyond–the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands and content worldwide. Owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond have been credited with the success of creating and building the world’s preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theatres into places where communities could gather together to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films. For more information: http://www.kaosconnect.com.

ABOUT METEOR 17 AND SPENCER PROFFER

Headquartered in Los Angeles, this convergence and production venture is helmed by innovative media and music producer, Spencer Proffer. M17 is producing and is developing an ambitious slate of projects across music, TV, film, Internet, live event, and other platforms, integrating brand marketing and music as organic components. M17 is a full service organization that actively participates from conception and architecture through all phases of deal making, production, marketing and distribution entities. www.meteor17.com.

Spencer Proffer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions and those he has
been integrally involved with have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations. As music producer, Spencer has sold millions of gold and platinum records. He has expanded his pedigree by architecting and executing original content for films, brands and distribution companies to get their message across, utilizing music as an organic component.

Media Contacts:

Kate Carver – Olson Engage 212.656.9148 Kate.Carver@olson.com

Rachael Morrison – Olson Engage

212.656.9149

Rachael.morrison@olson.com

Sabrina Propper – RPIPR, KAOS Connect

818.515.5798

past media coverage for i hope you dance

billboard magazine:

When director John Scheinfeld, best known for his work on such acclaimed documentaries as The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson, was first approached by producer Spencer Proffer to helm a film about uplifting country music hit, “I Hope You Dance,” he had a confession to make: he didn’t know the Grammy-winning song. (Read More)

billboard country:

Time, according to the Lee Ann Womack crossover hit “I Hope You Dance,” is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. When songwriter Mark D. Sanders looks back on the 15 years that have transpired since its release, he has seen “Hope” roll through numerous people’s life stories. He’s sung it at funerals and at weddings. He’s met siblings who embedded the song on their mother’s gravestone. He’s met another man who was inspired by the song to end a lifeless marriage. (Read More)

Billboard nashville Notes:

Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack will participate in I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song, a film based on the award-winning song written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers. The film is directed by John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) and produced by Spencer Proffer. (Read More)

the huffington post:

As father to five vibrant and very much alive children, it's mind-bending and gut-twisting to contemplate even for a nanosecond the grueling task of giving the go ahead to a medical team you have just barely met to take your brain dead daughter off life support. Your brain dead daughter who apparently committed suicide. Your brain dead daughter whose organs will, after your selfless blessing, rapidly find their way to other lives, to other families so they can do what this daughter can no longer do. Live. Breathe. Love. Hope. (Read More)

the grammy museum:

The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of the documentary I Hope You Dance: The Power And Spirit Of Song. The film highlights the power of music to inspire, heal and change people's lives. Dr. Maya Angelou, Brian Wilson, Graham Nash, Joel Osteen and Vince Gill, as well as country artist Lee Ann Womack, share their unique perspective on themes explored in the film, the nature of creativity and its ability to touch and inspire. (Read More)

SONOMA CHRISTIAN HOME:

I Hope You Dance, the Power and Spirit of Song, is the first film to explore how one extraordinary song has changed people’s lives. It is about hope, faith, optimism and the power of music to inspire and heal. By weaving together stories of how Lee Ann Womack’s worldwide mega #1 hit has motivated real people to transform their lives, to chase their dreams, to overcome obstacles and to persist in the face of extreme adversity, I Hope You Dance will inspire and empower people to achieve more, to live their best lives and to make the world a better place. These are true stories of inspiration, second chances, recovery, forgiveness and miracles. (Read More)

ABC NEWS RADIO:

Brian wilson and graham nash featured in documentary about hit country song "I hope you dance"

Brian Wilson and Graham Nash are featured in a new emotionally charged documentary that focuses on the impact that country star Lee Ann Womack's 2000 hit "I Hope You Dance" has had on a number of people's lives.  (Read More)

GRAMMY MUSEUM SCREENING:

REEL TO REEL: I HOPE YOU DANCE: THE POWER AND SPIRIT OF SONG

 The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of the documentary I Hope You Dance: The Power And Spirit Of Song. The film highlights the power of music to inspire, heal and change people's lives. Dr. Maya Angelou, Brian Wilson, Graham Nash, Joel Osteen and Vince Gill, as well as country artist Lee Ann Womack, share their unique perspective on themes explored in the film, the nature of creativity and its ability to touch and inspire. (Read More)

Movie City News:

According to the evidence presented in John Scheinfeld’s I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song, Tia Sillers and Mark D. Sanders’ crossover hit has had a significant impact beyond the folks who downloaded it from the Internet or chose it for their wedding promenades. The documentary explores how a song about hope, faith and optimism — just under five minutes in length – has changed the lives of several “real” people in profound ways. (Read More)