Stars including U2, Sting, Jay-Z, and Bruce Springsteen will perform at Hope for Haiti Now, airing this Friday from three locations: New York, Los Angeles, and London. The telethon, produced by Emmy-winning producer Joel Galen and MTV networks, and spearheaded and hosted by George Clooney, will also feature designers Tom Kenny lighting the New York location, Allen Branton in Los Angeles, and Tim Rutledge in London.
Kenny reports that the list of individuals and companies involved is growing by the minute, but so far, the Los Angeles shoot will include Branton’s own company, TriCity Photon Research, as well as gear from PRG and ArcLite FX, with Tim Murch of PRG handling organizing gear. For his own team in New York, Kenny will be using gear donated by Scharff Weisberg and K/A/S Lighting. John Healy of Scharff Weisberg is leading the charge on gear in New York. Specific locations have yet to be disclosed.
The mostly widely distributed telethon in history, the two-hour broadcast will air Friday, January 22 at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, COMEDY CENTRAL, Bravo, E! Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, and Canadian networks including CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, and MuchMusic.