Epic Records, in Conjunction With Sony Pictures Television and SHOWTIME, to Release Music From and Inspired by The Big C on June 7th
Soundtrack Features A Collection of Songs From and Inspired by the Series Proceeds to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer
The Big C: The Complete First Season also Arrives on DVD and Digital Download June 7th
NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 -- Supporting the efforts of Stand Up To Cancer, Epic Records joins forces with Sony Pictures Television to release the soundtrack for SHOWTIME'S acclaimed series The Big C on June 7th. The Big C soundtrack is the ultimate collection of songs from and inspired by the ground-breaking series. Filled with the emotional highs and lows of a mother's battle with cancer, the series lends itself to a unique musical backdrop. Including the Score Suite and title track from the series, the soundtrack features music from some of music's well-known favorites like The Staple Singers and Sara Bareilles as well as some highly anticipated new-comers such as Oh Land and Andrew Allen. The Big C: The Complete First Season will also be available on June 7th on DVD and digital download.
In an act to support the prolific efforts of Stand Up To Cancer, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Showtime Networks Inc. will donate 100% of their net profits from the soundtrack sales to the nonprofit initiative, which is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to accelerate groundbreaking, collaborative cancer research and utilizes the entertainment industry's resources to rally the public in support of the cause.
"The Big C is a revolutionary show that speaks to the need to deal with cancer more openly," said Laura Ziskin. "By boldly portraying one woman's personal approach to life after her diagnosis, the series has created a greater understanding of the various ways people deal with the disease. At Stand Up To Cancer, collaboration is at the very foundation of what we do, and we're so thrilled Epic Records and Sony Pictures Television have come together to support Stand Up To Cancer through the release of the fantastic soundtrack to The Big C."
1. I'll Take You There (The Staple Singers)
2. Sunshine Goodtime (Minnutes)
3. Katherine Kiss Me (Franz Ferdinand)
4. Let The Rain (Sara Bareilles)
5. People C'mon (Delta Spirit)
6. Little Motel (Modest Mouse)
7. The Last Day On Earth (Kate Miller-Heidke)
8. Game Called Life - THE BIG C Main Title (Leftover Cuties)
9. Don't Hold Me Back (Alex Cornish)
10. Everything's Okay (Lenka)
11. We Turn It Up (Oh Land)
12. Seven Days (Andrew Allen)
13. Say A Lot (Buddy)
14. The Big C Season One Suite (Marcelo Zarvos)
Notes to Editors
ABOUT THE BIG C
THE BIG C stars Laura Linney in her Golden Globe Award-winning role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban wife/mother/teacher whose cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation. Oliver Platt (Huff, Frost/Nixon) stars as her immature but well-meaning husband, Gabriel Basso as her bratty teenaged son and John Benjamin Hickey as her mentally imbalanced brother. Special guest stars include Gabourey Sidibe (Oscar® nominee for Precious) as Cathy's precocious student and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) as her flaky, long-lost friend.
Season two of THE BIG C will premiere on SHOWTIME, Monday, June 27th at 10:30 PM. THE BIG C is created and written byDarlene Hunt, who serves as executive producer, along with showrunner Jenny Bicks, Laura Linney, Neil H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) was established in 2008 by leaders from the film and media industries who utilize the resources of those businesses in unique ways to get the public involved in supporting a new model of cancer research. The group produced two major televised events, in 2008 and 2010, that raised funds for "Dream Teams" of scientists collaborating on research that will get new therapies to patients quickly in order to save lives now. More than 100 celebrities participated in each program, conveying how cancer connects us all, and telling the stories both of people who survived the disease, as well as those taken by it.
All of the major U.S. TV networks -- as well as many cable providers -- donated airtime for one or both of the broadcasts, which ran in more than 175 countries and raised millions of dollars for research. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conducted a rigorous, competitive review process through which SU2C's grantees were selected. More than 200 scientists from 50 institutions around the world are currently involved in SU2C www.StandUp2Cancer.org research projects.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms.
Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary,India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 132 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
SOURCE Entertainment Industry Foundation