NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyNet television will be taping a 2 hour benefit on Tuesday, May 17th for victims of the recent tornadoes and floods that have impacted residents in the Southeast region. The two hour music benefit to be broadcast on FamilyNet, Sunday, May 22, at 7pm (Eastern), will be shot in HD at NorthStar Studios production facility in Nashville. Hosted by Gary Chapman, the benefit will feature many concerned performing artists who are lending their talents and efforts to raise funds and awareness for the victims. Funds raised will be distributed through the "Somebody Cares" organization that will distribute services and support to help aid victims at a grass roots level.
"We are glad that we can provide television production service and support for this important effort and we are excited that we can pitch in to help raise funds for relief efforts of the devastated Southeast region," says Grant Barbre, President of NorthStar Studios. "All of our services have been donated and all of the television production crew from the area have volunteered their time to help produce this important broadcast fundraiser".
The two hour televised special will include performances by many music artists, interviews with victims impacted by the disasters, and footage of the areas devastated by both the tornadoes and flooding. Executive Producers for the "Somebody Cares" special are Scott Miller and Michael Turner. "Somebody Cares" is a nonprofit organization supporting the needs of victims of the Southeast region. Viewers will be encouraged to donate, by going online to www.somebodycares.org or texting "icare" to 37284.
NorthStar Studios is Nashville's largest full service television production and broadcast center, featuring 7 production stages, full broadcast operations, post production and field production
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SOURCE NorthStar Studios