Petition to Amazon
Donate a portion of proceeds from Anthony Bourdain's books to suicide prevention
The world was moved last week when chef and author Anthony Bourdain passed away from suicide. Bourdain changed hearts and minds around the world, and held up the best of local cultures wherever he traveled. He encouraged curiosity, taking risks, and living life with an open mind. After his passing, many of his books -- including his groundbreaking "Kitchen Confidential" -- have climbed up the bestseller charts. "Kitchen Confidential" is now among the highest selling books in the country. Anthony Bourdain's tragic passing has elevated a national conversation around suicide and suicide prevention. That's why this petition hopes to convince Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, to take some of the proceeds they're making off of selling Anthony Bourdain books, and make a donation to suicide prevention. Will you join and support? Across the United States, chefs and businesses touched by Bourdain have started to donate part of their proceeds to suicide prevention. Restaurants in New York and California have pledged to donate a share of their June proceeds -- some of which could be tens of thousands of dollars -- to national suicide prevention efforts. Wouldn't it be great if Amazon were able to do the same thing? Thank you, Anthony Bourdain, for teaching us so much about the world and for leaving behind an incredible legacy of adventure, connection, and caring for one another no matter where we live in this world. Let's all pledge to do all we can to live with the same intention as Anthony. If you or a loved one is also in need of a conversation, or are struggling with depression or any kind of issue, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for help.
Petition to David Shribman
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Re-instate editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers!
The job of a political cartoonist is to portray sensitive and timely political issues - not to comfort those who hold power. Rob Rogers is an expert in his field, and it debases the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to a biased propaganda rag to fire him for doing his job so well.
Petition to Andi McDaniel, JJ Yore
Save "Hot Jazz Saturday Night"
Hot Jazz Saturday Night has been a staple of radio in Washington, DC, and surrounding states for 37 years. And streamed worldwide. Rob Bamberger's programs, brilliantly researched and curated, are like a beacon in the night: presenting half a century of great music, along with illuminating and entertaining commentary in his inimitable style and voice. He introduces many people to some of the greatest musicians in our culture: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. There's nothing like his show on the airwaves and it absolutely deserves to continue. WAMU, PLEASE do not cancel this invaluable show. If you do, you will lose a lot of listeners and supporters and respect.
Petition to Netflix, BBC, AMC TV
Renew Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for Season 3/Future Seasons
Dirk Gently is loved by many for being very original while being based on Douglas Adams' novels. The entire cast and acting has been astounding for the two seasons it was on air, as well as the amazing writing and direction it has taken. I hope that BBC, AMC, or Netflix will renew this awesome TV show for many seasons to come and that Arvind Ethan David is able to continue his wild and ambitious tv show with the many talented people working on it. Renew Dirk Gently!
Petition to The Walt Disney Company
Have Disney Channel to Have Pup Star movies on July 27, 2018
We all saw Pup Star, February 17, 2017 and Pup Star; Better2gether, March 23, 2018 on Disney Channel. We could see the Pup Star Movies again on July 27, 2018 by allowing Robert Vince and Disney Channel to see his Pup Stars movies all over again.
Petition to Warner Bros.
Zack Snyder's Director's Cut and Tom Holkenborg's (Junkie XL) Score for Home Release.
To Warner Bros. We the undersigned, call on Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. to distribute a director's cut of the recent DC Films production Justice League. We ask this with the utmost respect, and in no way seek to harm the profitability of the Justice League, or the reputations of those who worked hard to provide DC fans with a movie that many have been waiting decades for. Please don’t see this as a type of film review, we are not film critics nor have any interest in influencing creative direction, we are DC Films fans and look forward to and appreciate all films from the DC universe. It was simply to our dismay, not the film we were expecting. We accept that a lot of the changes to Justice League stem from the critical response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that film helped generate a strong and committed fan following. We as members of this fandom have supported WB, DC Films, Zack Snyder, and the cast and crew involved in providing us a movie we love. We have supported the movies distributed in the theatres with multiple viewings and defended DC Films in the public domain when others would seek to damage, insult or condescend. We realise that certain decisions often have to be made for financial reasons, which can in some instances impact the creative process. We pursue the distribution of a director's cut with this in mind. It should be clarified at this point that we are not pursuing an Ultimate cut, or Extended edition, but a director's cut. The problems that we the signatories have with the theatrical version of Justice League are not ones to do with movie length or content, but to do with story. The problems we have identified can be categorised into two groups: 1. Writing We understand the story of Superman, and understand that eventually we were going to get a more hopeful hero to send us into the future of the DC universe. We however also recognise that this can be done in a manner that accords with and respects what has come before it. We believe that in specific scenes this was not achieved in the theatrical release of Justice League. The inclusion of dialogue such as that in a scene between Martha Kent and Lois Lane where the former calls the latter "thirsty" are quite frankly offensive. The scene where Barry Allen falls in the breasts of Wonder Woman (a rehash from another superhero franchise) was in the least distasteful, and certainly an insult to the character of Wonder Woman. That in 2017, such attempts at "comedy" are seen as acceptable or funny is an indictment on where we are as a society. We believe WB can and should be better than that. As mentioned we are fans of DC Films, not just in name, but also with our money. We have bought theatre tickets for Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, each on multiple occasions; copies on home video; and merchandise. We are invested in this universe, and we expect that there is an element of continuity. We believe a number of elements from BvS were not paid off in the theatrical cut. We were sold a conclusion to this story in the trailers and these elements were not in the film at all.We believe this would not have been the case had Zack Snyder's vision been allowed to come to fruition. 2. Score Following the departure of Zack Snyder as a result of personal tragedy, WB released a statement and continued a narrative that the movie though completed by Joss Whedon, would be continued as Zack Snyder intended. This does not reconcile with the fact that soon after Tom Holkenborg (also known as Junkie XL) was removed from the project. Tom Holkenborg, who also worked on Man of Steel (uncredited) and Batman v Superman with Hans Zimmer, had already done a lot of work for the Justice League score before being replaced by Danny Elfman. As with all forms of art, music is subjective, however it is our opinion that having worked on the franchise previously, Tom Holkenborg would have provided a cinematic score more in line with what we, the supporters of this franchise are familiar with and love. It is public knowledge that Junkie XL planned to create themes for every member of the Justice League whilst bringing back the iconic works of Hans Zimmer used in previous DC films. It was an expectation therefore that pre-existing themes, such as those of Superman and Wonder Woman would be used extensively in Justice League, rather than the seemingly apologetic way in which they were. Danny Elfman is an experienced and talented composer, and his work on the original Batman movie from 1989 will always have a place in the hearts of DC and Batman fans. It is however our opinion that the cinematic score for Justice League did not evoke the emotion in a way that would have done justice to this movie. Having a great cinematic score for any movie is as important as having great characters and a great story, and though there were pleasing elements to the score of Justice League, we believe that they are not in line with the vision of Zack Snyder. Finally, it should be stated that a score from Junkie XL is one that many would consider purchasing if released. Recommendation Having explained our grievances, we want to put the positive case forward for allowing Zack Snyder to make/complete a director's cut, both for the fans and WB. We understand that making movies is not cheap, however we also understand (based on reports, leaked footage from visual effects studios, and footage from previous trailers) that there is enough recorded and edited material at the disposal of Warner Bros. to allow some form of a director's cut to be released. Based on the number of signatories to this petition you now know that there is demand for a director's cut on home video, which could be profitable considering the unused scenes and score have already been paid for. We also acknowledge the question that releasing another version of a movie that is set in a cinematic universe with continuity may cause confusion. However, we believe that WB and DC have already in place perfect ways to avoid such confusion: either releasing the film under the soon to be unveiled Elseworlds banner of standalone DC Films; or using the DC comics concept of the multiverse (i.e. simply stating that the events of the director's cut take place in an alternate world or timeline). We hope you will take our request for a director's cut of Justice League from Zack Snyder with a cinematic score from Tom Holkenborg to heart. We love DC Films and have thus far been fans and supporters of the franchise. We respect WB and understand that a change in direction may be what is needed for the long term success of DC Films, but we also hope that you will allow us to get closure to a story arc we love so much, before we can continue to support the films released in the future with these wonderful characters from the DC universe.
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney
Release Lilo & Stitch in 3D
Lilo & Stitch deserves to be in 3D. This was the first movie I saw in the cinemas (I was five years old when it came out). It still holds up really well after all these years. With Stitch being a popular Disney icon in Japan and America, I bet Disney would make a ton of money. I mean, they nailed it with Lion King 3D and Beauty & The Beast 3D, along with rereleasing their older Pixar films in 3D, so I could see why this would be a possibility. I get a lot of the younger Disney fans may not know what Stitch this, but the fanbase is still alive. My childhood would revive itself from the dead if this happens. So Disney, release this film in 3D and make our childhood great again!
Petition to MoviePass , Helios and Matheson, Mitch Lowe
MoviePass Be Held Accountable for Truth in Advertising.
MoviePass offered "a movie a day, everyday of the year" for $115. Over two million people subscribed to this service. After taking the customers money, they changed the policy, to make their promise undeliverable. In an industry that releases one or two movies a week, it is impossible to watch a movie a day, unless you are allowed to watch your favorites, multiple times. When asked about multiple viewings of the same movie, MoviePass agreed that seeing your favorites over again was permissable. Recently, MoviePass forced its users to update the app needed to use their passes, and in that update, they made a rule that you can only watch a movie once. Thereby taking away any reasonable effort to see a movie a day, all year. They have violated Truth in Advertising laws by this bait and switch tactic. When asked about it, they just say "Refer to the Updated Terms of Service".