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What is Next for Us?

Okay, here is the situation people. The reason I have been holding off on starting the next campaign targeting the advertisers is that with the Writer Guild Strike all advertisers will be concerned with is seeing a return on their investment, and dealing with the fact that they paid for their commercials to air during a certain number of episodes that may or may not be airing. Sending them letters and cards about how we appreciate their support of a specific show is not going to make a real impact at this time when that series' season might be cut short due to the strike.

Currently, I believe that in order to support the show we should let both the writers, and the cast & crew -- some of which may be facing unemployment if the writers strike continues after the Christmas holiday -- know that we support them, and appreciate everything that they do to make Supernatural the show that it is. The sooner this strike ends, the sooner the writers, cast & crew can get back on a regular work schedule.

An article on the fate of the B.C. film industry work force due to the strike can be found here.

If you need more information on why the Writer's Strike is so important, then I would suggest starting with the wga_supporters community, which will link you to a wealth of information. And if you are looking for more ways to help the writers, you can visit fans4writers.com to find out how.

Under the following cut you will find addresses for the Supernatural Studios, where you can send your support and thanks to the crew in what has to be a very stressful time for them. You will also find the address for Dawn Ostroff at the CW Network, as well as the addresses in New York and Los Angeles for Warner Brothers, to let them know that we want scripted programming not more reality television, and that we stand by the writers. Lastly, the addresses at which you can write to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers directly to tell them that you support the writers.

When writing to the CW, the WB or the AMPTP, please remember to be polite, include your full name, and your location if you feel comfortable doing so.

Supernatural Cast & Crew c\o
Supernatural Films Inc.
8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V3N 5C8

Dawn Ostroff
President of Entertainment
CW Network
3300 West Olive Ave. 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Warner Brothers (L.A.)
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
(818) 954-6000

Warner Brothers (N.Y.)
1325 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 3240
New York, NY 10019
(818) 954-6000

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
15503 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436

1) Any cards will do, store bought, homemade, or cards printed through the U.S. postal service.
the following instructions are thanks to txvoodoo:

-Upload an image (either the one provided below, or any image 1275x1800 pixels, 300 dpi and under 4MB), making sure to click on the USPS option, and save the file.

- If you don't already have an account with them, you'll be prompted to set one up during the postcard creation process.

-Follow their instructions for the 4.25" X 6" card.

- Add your own message

The following picture can be used to make a postcard through the U.S. postal service website. Please do NOT use this image to make cards going to the Supernatural set in Vancouver, Canada; the writers are not in Canada, and this might be a very sensitive subject for the crew who face an uncertain employment future if the strike continues into the New Year.

2) If you are making cards, remember that heavy card stock in the dimensions of 4.25"x6" or 6"x8" are treated the same as store bought cards.

3) Please remember to be POLITE and RESPECTFUL; these cards are being sent to a place of business after all.

4) To send a postcard from the states into Canada the cost is now 69 cents, and sending postcards within Canada is 52 cents, and Canada to the U.S.A. is 93 cents. If you are from a country other than the United States or Canada, please check with your local post-office for prices.

Also, I would appreciate it if those who have been sending me the lists of advertisers would continue to do so, and we can revisit this campaign in the new year, or once the writer's strike is over, which ever comes first.


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Nov. 19th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hi there ~

I just wondered if any alternative address would be available for reaching Eric Kripke or anyone involved with SPN, since production in BC is supposed to shut down on or after Dec 5th? We're fast getting to the point that sending anything to Burnaby would be pointless, because won't the offices then close? :-(
Cheers ~

Nov. 19th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Actually, I am just about to put a post together asking people to stop sending to Burnaby, because there is very little chance that their cards will make it on time (we don't have a definite stop date, so we are really guessing here).

I do have an address for Eric Kripke though:

Eric Kripke
9465 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 880
Beverly Hills, California 90212
Nov. 20th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I wanted to drop Eric a note of support, but I didn't want it to get lost when the offices shut down. :-(

The date I've heard for production to cease is December 5th. I'm not sure that's final, but I've seen it quoted several places, now. I guess that's actually only a week or so ahead of their scheduled Christmas break. However, I'm hanging onto hope by my bare fingernails that they'll ever get back to work to finish this season. *sighhs*

Thank you so much!
Cheers ~

Nov. 28th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Hi! Just a quick note to let you know that I've cross posted the information about the SPP Write No Evil campaign to the Supernatural Fandom section of Fans4Writers.com

Nov. 30th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Thank you for letting me know. :)
Dec. 8th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
Hi guys ~

Me again, with another, seemingly silly question, but I am well and truly stuck. In short, I have complete and utter writer's block on how the heck one writes to a media mogul. What on earth do I say? And I wonder if it might feel the same to other fans, to the point it holds them up as it does me.

Thus, I'm begging for some sample, example, template, whatever - that shows a nice, easy-to-emulate format how such a postcard should look. If I can understand that, I could do a helluva lot better job of promoting postcard writing to other fans, especially if I'm armed with a working knowledge of what proper correspondence should look and sound like.

Help? Anybody? Bueller?
Cheers ~

Erin the inept

Edited at 2007-12-08 07:10 am (UTC)
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