Petition to Anybody Who Can Help Make This Happen
Rebuild Sag Harbor Movie Theatre
The Sag Harbor movie theatre has just burned down in a tragic fire that has destroyed a large section of the historic town. Luckily no one was killed in the fire but we have lost a beloved movie theatre and several other local businesses. It was the only independent movie theatre on the east end of Long Island. It was the only theatre to play foreign and independent films on a regular basis. It is a very important place for the community. The point of this petition is to show how many people would like to see it come back.
Petition to John Bailey, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Don't let Casey Affleck hand off the 2018 Best Actress Oscar
The CEO of the Academy has publicly stated that they are taking our concern into account as they consider the upcoming Oscars. This petition began soon after the overwhelming avalanche of me too stories, both online and in person. I wanted to take action as a man who makes films, to say, "I hear you. I want the industry to better wherever it can." The Academy CEO's answer is an extension of that, and I consider that a great success. Over the past week I've had an ongoing debate with many people from close friends to overseas journalists, and I've come to the realization that because these allegations are still unproven and have been legally settled, the Academy's acknowledgement and consideration is as much as we can justly expect. Whatever action they take from here, the message has reached them: there is enormous work to be done to change the culture of harassment and mistreatment of women in the industry and it must be reflected in how they present themselves and honor artists in the industry. Having now gotten the ear of the Academy on this issue, I want to take more responsibility in my own small independent sphere to continue making sure filmmaking on any scale is done with respect and dignity for everyone.
Petition to Warner Brothers, Orion Pictures, Milos Forman, Warner Home Video, Michael Hausman, Bertil Ohlsson, The Criterion Collection
Have the Theatrical Cut of Amadeus (1984) released on bluray
The Theatrical Cut of Amadeus has, basically, been extinct since the inferior Director's Cut was released. Still to this day, there hasn't been a bluray release of the Theatrical Cut, the version fans and critics have loved since 1984. The new generation has been down-grading this masterpiece because of the added scenes and fans cannot enjoy it in all its glory like they did back in the day. These factors have affected the film's legacy and now it has become a forgotten masterpiece. Warner Bros, as well with the director Milos Forman and Orion Pictures, can act to make a difference and release the Theatrical Cut in a new restoration, that will be glorious to watch. Also, with the addition of Dolby Atmos and 4K, this could bring much more life into the picture and offer a greater experience. The PG rating will also attract young audiences into this film and learn the true beauty of cinema, as opposed to the longer, rated R version of the film that mostly patient adults will find enjoyment in. The Original Theatrical Cut has always been my favorite film, since I first saw it on DVD when I was 11 years old. I have had other people borrow my copy and they too love this movie as much as I do. I watched it with my whole family and we all gazed up at our TV screen in wonder. Unfortunately the Theatrical Cut is very rare to come across these days, being overshadowed by the inferior Director's Cut that has already been transfered to bluray. I don't want to have the original cut become extinct and WE, the fans of the academy award winning masterpiece, can prevent that from happening by insisting on a new restoration of the Theatrical Cut we love and contacting the studio and director. Please sign this petition as this is very personal to me and many others. Just one signature from you can hugely helps us bring this cut back to life. Your signature COUNTS.
Petition to Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers needs to audition Joseph Gilgun for Joker!
Joseph Gilgun is an extremely talented and underrated actor who will excel in any role he's given. His ability to go from manic, to vulnerable, to downright terrifying in the raise of an eyebrow would translate seamlessly into a character like the Joker. Not letting the man at least audition for the role would be a travesty. Joseph Gilgun is both the Joker we need AND the Joker we deserve!
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, John Oliver
Correct pronunciation of 'wildebeest' in new Lion King film
Because of the original Lion King, many people worldwide mispronounce the word 'wildebeest'. This petition is an attempt to educate the world on the correct pronunciation. Please can Disney pronounce 'wildebeest' as we do in Africa. The word is originally from Dutch and later Afrikaans, so it has a 'v' sound for the 'w', as well as a different sound for the double 'e'. Make it happen. It's easy to do and will rectify years of pain.