(LOS ANGELES, CA) February 15, 2017 — The Songwriters Hall of Fame West Coast Committee is presenting a private industry Q&A for SHOF and AMPAS members with Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning artist and songwriter, Justin Timberlake, this Friday, February 17, as well as a 3D screening of Dreamworks’ animated blockbuster Trolls, hosted at the Fox Zanuck Theatre at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
Timberlake will be joined by his fellow Oscar-nominated co-writer/producers Max Martin and Shellback. Moderated by legendary songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Withers (“Lean on Me,” “Use Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lovely Day”), the celebratory event will offer an intimate, behind the scenes look at how the film’s music and global hit songs including, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Justin Timberlake/Max Martin/Shellback), were imagined and crafted. Besides recording “Can’t Stop The Feeling” for the soundtrack and serving as the film's Executive Music Producer, Timberlake voiced the character “Branch.”
With a No.1 Billboard Hot 100 debut in May 2016, “Can't Stop the Feeling!” has topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for 16 (nonconsecutive) weeks, and is still No.1 this week. “The Songwriters Hall of Fame is honored to present this event and to give our guests a close-up encounter with the multi-talented Justin Timberlake. What an incredible opportunity and great privilege to be in the presence of Justin, the wizard Bill Withers, Max Martin and Shellback – (all prolific songwriters with the midas touch! Listen and learn!),” said Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame President & CEO.
“The West Coast Songwriters Hall of Fame team is absolutely thrilled to bring together several of the world’s finest songwriters to present the film TROLLS and showcase the extraordinary talents of Justin Timberlake. The collaboration between Hollywood and the songwriting community continues to flourish and we’re delighted to have Bill Withers share his unique perspective with us,” added Mary Jo Mennella, SHOF Board Member and West Coast Events Chair.