Posted: January 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Disasters, Entertainment, PGA, SAG, WGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on COMMUNITY HELP FOR HAITI

Dear PGA East,

A message on how producers can actively assist with Haiti relief – REACH OUT TO YOUR VENDORS:

A group of us are working with filmmaker Jonathan Demme in an effort to organize a shipment of donated generators, lighting equipment, and other supplies to aid in the recovery in Haiti.

We have been in touch with contacts at the Cine Institute in Jacmel. The city of Jacmel on the Southern coast of Haiti is in dire need of relief. Almost all medical supplies and attention have been directed to Port Au Prince. The road between Port Au Prince and Jacmel is closed. The toll of Jacmel homeless and refugees has risen to 80,000 according to the latest local government evaluation.

THE PORT IN JACMEL IS OPEN. We are coordinating with the Afya Foundation, who has arranged shipping for us and is filling half of a 40′ container with prioritized humanitarian relief items. Partners in Health is funding shipment to the Jacmel port.

Our goal is to fill the other 20′ of the container (or would be great to fill it with more) with equipment, donated by NY film production crew members and rental houses. We are seeking portable 3,000 to 6,500 watt generators (putt-putts). Additionally – parcans, tungsten balloons, open face fixtures, stands, work lights, spare bulbs, power tools, cable distribution, tents, shovels, and wheelbarrows. And if possible – cameras, tape stock, and editing equipment. Anything we can donate would be helpful.

Luna Lighting/Broadway Stages here in Brooklyn has generously offered to be a drop point for all donated gear – to be received no later that this Friday AM. The drop off address is 282 Calyer Street, Brooklyn NY 11222.

Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Dawn Dianda
Broadway Stages/Luna Lighting
203 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more information on how to contribute to Haiti disaster relief, you can refer to suggestions made by The New York Times: