Stand Up To Cancer Returns for Fifth Live Roadblock Telecast
Academy Award-nominated actor and founder of the Charles J Cooper Patient Support Fund, Bradley Cooper, will serve as executive producer along side Done + Dusted and the Stand Up To Cancer’s production team.
The telecast will broadcast live from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HBO Latino, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. In addition, the show will stream live on Yahoo and MLB.com, and will be available on Hulu.
“No one is ever fully prepared to deal with the overwhelming and complex journey that comes with a cancer diagnosis,” said Bradley Cooper, who lost his father, Charles Cooper, to lung cancer in 2011. “Stand Up To Cancer works tirelessly to support those at the forefront of the fight against cancer. SU2C’s mission, to ensure that all cancer patients become cancer survivors, is one that is very close to my heart. I am proud to join forces to make this vision a reality and to be part of this movement that is dedicated to getting lifesaving treatments to cancer patients faster.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the amazing SU2C team on one of the biggest telecasts in the industry calendar,” said Hamish Hamilton, Director and Executive Producer at Done + Dusted, who will direct the telecast. “It’s a rare privilege to work on a show that combines the highest levels of entertainment and talent with the opportunity to contribute to the greater good of humanity,” added Ian Stewart, President of Done + Dusted. Earlier this year, Hamilton directed the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show starring Coldplay and featuring Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. He has received two BAFTA Awards, a Peabody Award, and both Grammy and Emmy Award nominations.