“ It was an honour to know him
Lucy Lawless, cast member of Spartacus: Blood & Sand, introduces the upcoming documentary film “Be Here Now - The Andy Whitfield Story” in the lead-up to the September 7 live telecast and fundraising event Stand Up To Cancer.
The Stand Up To Cancer movement is dedicated to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research and bring new treatments to patients as quickly as possible, including pediatric cancer patients through the creation of a new pediatric cancer research “Dream Team.”
More than $81 million has been pledged so far in connection with the star-studded September 7 “roadblock” fundraising telecast. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC donated one hour of simultaneous, commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special, which was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Cable channels Armed Forces Network, BIO, E!, ENCORE, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STYLE, TBS and VH1 also generously donated their air time.
The broadcast, dedicated to the nearly 13 million U.S. cancer survivors, was executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions in collaboration with SU2C’s production team. In addition to Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, Robert Pattinson and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric were among those featured on the broadcast. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw delivered one-of-a-kind musical performances.
Our interview with Lilibet Foster, director and producer of “Be Here Now”: