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« Reply #5565 on: May 26, 2007, 07:42:15 pm »

I didn't know you could put those in your household who watch it!

Eileen Callahan(51), Lona Casanova(47) Rick Callahan(52)
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« Reply #5566 on: May 26, 2007, 07:57:25 pm »

Me and Britney missed Letterman! She fell asleep on the funfacts and i fell asleep on the commercial after the fun facts. if i was sitting up instead of laying down i wouldnt have missed it....grr! but ill just see it on youtube.

I havent read the passed few pages cuz I was gone so can someone fill me in on why everyone is posting their name, age and location? thanks!


Hey there,

I'm going to be sending out press releases in a few days and I'm trying to put together some statistics on the communities and locales we represent, as well as other demographics (age, etc.).

I'm hoping to start sending things out on Friday.
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"It's unfortunate that, I think, a lot of those fans are going to think there isn't closure," says Liza Weil. "Hopefully, there won't be toilet paper in the trees of all the writers."
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« Reply #5567 on: May 26, 2007, 08:18:21 pm »

Name is Karen M.
Age 42
From Gilbert, Arizona (near Phoenix)
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« Reply #5568 on: May 26, 2007, 08:51:29 pm »

Name: Chloie Bearchell
Age: 14
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« Reply #5569 on: May 26, 2007, 09:23:29 pm »

Hey guys ...

Just wanted to let you know I heard back from Craig at Crazy-internet-people.com.  When I finish the new graphics with the daisies, I'm going to send those over there as well, with a little description about what it is we do so we can get more people over here -- there is strength in numbers! Smiley

I'll be working tomorrow so you guys will barely hear from me (I can hear the sighs of relief from all parts of the globe).  Keep getting me your info! Smiley

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"It's unfortunate that, I think, a lot of those fans are going to think there isn't closure," says Liza Weil. "Hopefully, there won't be toilet paper in the trees of all the writers."
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« Reply #5570 on: May 26, 2007, 09:54:17 pm »

Hi! This is my first post. (I don´t speak english, sorry).

I wanted to participate in the camapign. I really don´t want the show to end.


Name: Maria Laura Alvarez
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina

I´ll keep my fingers crossed.
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« Reply #5571 on: May 26, 2007, 11:12:53 pm »

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« Reply #5572 on: May 26, 2007, 11:27:32 pm »

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« Reply #5573 on: May 26, 2007, 11:36:02 pm »

Does anyone have a contact info for Amy Sherman-Palladino? I'd like to try contacting her about a season 8 and the Gilmore Girls Movie.

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« Reply #5574 on: May 26, 2007, 11:42:39 pm »

Hi,

Heathers fanlist got me to register, but I have been a lurker for quite a while so I thought I would introduce my self. I'm a 29 year old, mother of one, who lives in Sweden. I've loved GG since it appeared on TV overhere. I usually watch the show with my husband, who started out mocking me for watching but then soon joined me  Grin

I have one question for anyone in the know:

Could we overseas fans make any difference in convincing the CW to uncancelled GG? What I mean is, is it the CW that sells GG to other TV stations around the world or is it the production company? I will of course do anything I can, just wondering.

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« Reply #5575 on: May 27, 2007, 12:08:11 am »

Hi,

Heathers fanlist got me to register, but I have been a lurker for quite a while so I thought I would introduce my self. I'm a 29 year old, mother of one, who lives in Sweden. I've loved GG since it appeared on TV overhere. I usually watch the show with my husband, who started out mocking me for watching but then soon joined me  Grin

I have one question for anyone in the know:

Could we overseas fans make any difference in convincing the CW to uncancelled GG? What I mean is, is it the CW that sells GG to other TV stations around the world or is it the production company? I will of course do anything I can, just wondering.

Jessica

Let me put it this way:  it couldn't hurt.  The more that the show is seen as the worldwide classic that it is, the more prestige that we have on our side, whether it's directed at the network, the actors or the studio.  Overseason fandom *is* a bit of a bankshot, that way, but IMO, it's an easy bankshot -- it gets the ball in the hole less directly, but it gets the ball in the hole all the same.  It just gets the same point across, just in a different way, from a different audience. 

@ ckiddings -- here's my latest update to our Snail Mail and Voice Mail campaign:


Rob's Great 8 Mandate Welcome Post and Mail Primer

For those of you who are new to the Great 8 Mandate Thread, Welcome!  The energy that everyone is feeling is almost tangible to me and I know that a lot of you are wondering what you can do to help try to convince the CW to uncancel Gilmore Girls.  This post is about voicemail, email and snail mail.  Here’s what you can do:

1)  SEND SNAIL MAIL.

Handwriting is fine if your penmanship is good because it's such a personal form of communication.  Otherwise, typing and signing and mailing by snail mail is the single BEST way to contact them.  They expect to be deluged with email and voicemail and that helps as far as it goes, but the amount of effort that it takes to write/type a letter on paper and send it in an envelope always  makes a bigger impression than email and voicemail and the like.  There's a rule of thumb that floats about in various media industries that every individual piece of correspondence that's written on paper and delivered by mail represents the sentiments of at least 7 other people.  So if literally tens of thousands of pieces of snail mail are received, that's going to make a MUCH bigger impact on them than electronic forms of mail.

There are various addresses you can send your correspondence to, which are posted on page 1 of the thread, but IMO, the people who have the most potential to help are IMO, Lauren, Alexis and the CW’s President of Entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, who is the nexus of all network realities at the CW.  They can be contacted at the following addresses:

Ms. Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment
The CW Television Network
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 168
Burbank, CA 91522-0002
Email: [email protected]
or post your comments at the Lounge at www.cwtv.com

Peter Roth
President, Warner Brothers Television
300 Television Plaza
Burbank, CA 91505

Amy Sherman-Palladino
c/o Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Lauren Graham
c/o John Carrabino Management
100 North Crescent Dr.
G-400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Alexis Bledel
c/o Flutie Entertainment
6500 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2240
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Email:  Michael Flutie: [email protected]
Email:  Paul M. Brown:  [email protected]


As the series season finale has passed, email and voicemail can become handy, but don't discount Snail Mail as the network and actors will always take Snail Mail more seriously than any other form of correspondence.  Snail Mail has become even more important now that the Upfronts have been announced, so I have a few tips/suggestions to help make you make your letters, voicemail and email as effective as possible:

* BE BRIEF:  Keep the length of your letter down to ONE side of ONE page, double space it and use a simple 10 or 12-point Times font.  (Arial font is hard to read.)   If your letter goes on for only one or two more lines beyond a page, don't sweat it, but the longer the letter is, the less of it they'll read before they move on to the next one.  Double-spacing is the exact opposite in print as it is online -- it's much  easier to read on paper than single spacing is -- and again, the need to be as brief as possible will make you more concise and to-the-point.  Conversely, single spacing will make you look a little wacky, especially if you go on for more than one page.

* BE BRIEF (AGAIN):  If you must single-space to get all you want on one page, skip a line between each paragraph as that will help maximize readability.  But definitely do not go over one side of one page at all.  And I'd suggest if you're going to do single-spacing your message should take up no more than 2/3rds of the page, not counting your signature.

* BE BRIEF (FOR VOICEMAIL AND EMAIL):  If you leave a long voicemail, it sounds like a ramble by somebody who's unstable.  Just say who you are, where you're from, your approximate age, why you like Gg and why you think it shouldn't end/why you think the season finale is not enough.  Don't beat yourself up if you think you went on for too long, though, as your nervousness will likely screw with your head.  And be sure to thank the people you're contacting for their time and consideration.

* BE POLITE: I know that there's a lot of anger and sadness going on right now, but don't unleash any of it on the person that you're writing too (s/he may not even be responsible for what's happening to the show).  Just tell them why you like the show, the actors, the stories, how it affects you, why you think it should continue, etc.  If your letter is all tone and no substance, they won't read it.  Or maybe the first person who reads it won't pass it on to someone else at the studio or directly involved with the show.

* BE POLITE (Again):   DON'T mention salary issues because it's not our place to address them.  Some form of "I hope that you are still looking for a solution that results in the show going on" would IMO be a great way to sidestep that issue.

* ADD PAPER DAISIES TO YOUR LETTER:   Find a picture of a daisy, print and cut out lots of copies of them, send a dozen or two of them with your snail mail letter to the various contact addresses.  And when I mean cut out a lot of copies of them, cut out individual squares or rectangles of the pictures, whatever shape the picture is (cutting out the outline of the daisy over and over again would, of course, be Paris-level insane).  Enclose them in the letter when you fold it so that when the person has to open the letter, the paper daisies *have* to fall out.  One creative thing to put in the mix -- maybe sub out one of the daisies and insert a Great8 Mandate logo instead.

2)  SEND EMAIL OR VOICEMAIL

The CW's comment line is 1-818-977-6878.   It is voicemail and it often (but not always) fills up by early evening -- and appears to be full the entire weekend from whenever time on Fridays it fills up.

If you are going to send an email or leave a voice mail, that’s okay as a reinforcement of your Snail Mail, but DO NOT AS AN INDIVIDUAL FLOOD ANY INDIVIDUAL ACTOR OR PERSON AT THE CW OR WARNERS WITH MULTIPLE VOICE MAILS OR E-MAILS ON THE SAME DAY.  It will do the exact opposite of what you intend because it's considered spamming and more or less harassment.[/i]  They want to hear from as many individuals as possible.  And Snail Mail is a better way to do it than either email or voicemail because it's a tangible representation of the viewership's sentiments while electronic forms of correspondence are more abstract (because you can't hold them in your hands) and therefore easy to forget.  And remember to BE POLITE AND POSITIVE.  They already know that we're all upset, we just need to reinforce our presence in terms of the sheer number of individuals contacting them.  Remember, once per day and that’s it, particularly for voicemail and email.

3) If you send mail to anyone other than Dawn Ostroff, Lauren and/or Alexis, I’m sure as heck not gonna try to discourage you, but please post the address for the managment/agent team of each actor to this thread if/when you discover them.   I'm especially interested in office addresses for Kelly Bishop and Liza Weil so that anyone who wants to can send them thank-you letters due to their great warnings about the series season finale of the show.  Although I don't know the addresses for the management teams of any other actors but Lauren and Alexis, and I only know them because they were posted on page 1 of this very thread.  Wink   Just please make contacting Ms. Ostroff, Lauren and Alexis your first priority. If they get the mail, they are sure to contact everybody else involved, including Ostroff’s bosses at the CW’s corporate parent companies, CBS/Paramount and Warner Brothers, as well as the other actors.  (Or else they’ll hear it through the grapevine.)  NOTE: at this time, Alexis may be in the most need of notes of encouragement to continue the series.

4) Please send snail mail more than once a week. Two times a week is probably optimal.  Write something different each time, choose a different person each time -- a different aspect of what the show means to you, whatever.  Make it anything other than any other letter you've sent to them 'cause once they see an identical one, it registers as a form letter in their minds.

5) Please send your first or only snail mail of any given week by registered mail/return receipt.   It's more expensive than regular snail mail, but it means that someone has to sign for it and acknowledge the receipt, and perhaps they'll take the expense even more seriously than even if it were standard snail mail and thereby be more likely to read it.

6) And send them daisies.  Once per week, if you can afford it, twice a month, once a month.  A different person each time, rotating between Dawn, Lauren and Alexis -- and now, Amy Sherman-Palladino (yay!) and Peter Roth.

7) CONTACT ADVERTISERS:

Divine has set up a word document containing contact information regarding the various national advertisers who placed commercials in the series season finale.  The document can be downloaded at http://root.pcmasters.at/upload/files/2659036-List_of_Advertisers.doc  If you contact any of the advertisers, please follow the same rules as I list above and also keep in mind the following: 

* Please be sure to compliment them on their support of Gg, add that you like their product if you use it (but don't lie if you don't use it) and let them know about how pleased you are for the companies' support of Gg given Gg's continued high ratings, particularly in light of how terrible the ratings are of Veronica Mars.  Don't otherwise knock VM (it's a good show that, unfortunately has no potential whatsoever to grow in the ratings), but let them know something like, "If the CW is alienating the viewership by cancelling both the high-rated Gilmore Girls and the low-rated Veronica Mars (whose fanbase is probably a subset of Gilmore Girls’ fanbase), doesn't it make sense for you as an advertiser to demand that The CW keep Gilmore Girls in order to retrieve  the goodwill of that viewership and thereby make The CW a much better outlet for your product?" 

* Please, do NOT copy what I wrote word-for-word.  It's not that I'm withholding permission, it's just that letters that are written with the same wording are considered "astroturf," a type of spamming particular to letter-writing campaigns.  Speak/write from the heart about why you like the show/what the show means to you, what you know about what the ratings mean and that you would appreciate the advertisers' support since the networks unveil their new fall schedules to you advertisers next week.  As I said above, BE POLITE, BE ORIGINAL -- the advertisers want to know about your likes and dislikes as it helps them to decide where they're going to put their television advertising dollars.  It's okay to tell the advertisers that you're mad at the network, just don't do it in a way that even implies that you might be mad at the advertisers as the current cancelled state of the show is not their fault.  After all, they'd rather have the show with the higher ratings, y'know.

  -- Rob

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Season 8:  Because Luke married Nicole on the series and they NEVER had any chemistry to begin with.  So why can't Lor and Luke, umm, at least have, like, a Goldie-'n-Kurt common-law-marriage-type understanding?
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« Reply #5576 on: May 27, 2007, 12:51:55 am »

Hi, here are my details.

Name: Amelia Page
Age: 13
Christchurch, New Zealand

Go NZ. We rock!!!!!!

Is there anyone else from New Zealand here at the .org?  Does anyone know?

My mum is also a fan,
Name: Kate
Age: 45
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« Reply #5577 on: May 27, 2007, 01:01:55 am »

Hi, here are my details.

Name: Amelia Page
Age: 13
Christchurch, New Zealand

Go NZ. We rock!!!!!!

Is there anyone else from New Zealand here at the .org?  Does anyone know?


Name: Yvonne Lupp
Age: 19
Location: Lünen, Germany
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« Reply #5578 on: May 27, 2007, 02:00:46 am »

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« Reply #5579 on: May 27, 2007, 02:30:30 am »

Hi All

My name is Michelle from Melbourne Australia, my daughter and I are huge Gilmore Girls fans and have been on this site many times.

At present I am sending postcards from Melbourne and Australia to all the key addresses,  another way of demonstrating our overseas fan base.

If you feel that this is a good idea, jump in too.

I just write the normal comments that we are all writing on the back, but hopefully the card itself gets the mail past first base, and maybe even read.

 
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