It is the responsibility of the fans to make sure film makers "get it right" and preserve the integrity of Stephenie Meyer's stories and the characters which fans all love so deeply. Most emails I get are from people who want to "do something," "send them a message," or "be heard." The most effective way to do this is to write directly to Summit and share your concerns or kudos with them in a letter sent through the mail... like on real paper and with a stamp on it and everything!
1630 Stewart Street, Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA
How is this effective?
- Online petitions are a farce and do not work.
- Emails are easily deleted and do not work.
- Using profanity does not enhance a message (nor your IQ).
- Death threats or threats of bodily harm definitely do NOT work and are illegal.
Taking the time to write your message down and send something tangible to the film makers will be taken seriously. It sends an underlying message that you are a human being who cares about something and you deserve their respect. The more letters they receive from individuals, the more they will realize that fans do matter.
Imagine if you were going out to get your mail and you had the usual couple of bills, some junk mail in the box, and a giant bag as tall as your waist full of letters from thousands, even millions, all over the world sitting there waiting for you? What if you got that same sack of mail, or even 2 or 3 bags of that mail every day from individuals everywhere? You couldn't simply ignore that people are trying to tell you something. That makes a definite impact!
- Use a tone of respect and courtesy.
- Include your name and country/state.
- Be professional.
- Get to your point(s) right away.
- Lengthy letters are less likely to be read completely.
- Don't be afraid to write again.
Prove that fans matter on 12.12.08.
On TwilightMOMS.com we are planning a TwilightMOMS Night at the Movie. We've passed this on to other fan sites and are hoping that all fans everywhere will take part by going to see Twilight in theaters Friday (tomorrow) 12.12.08, which was the original release date set for the movie.
It doesn't matter what time you see it, or if you go alone or with a group, the point is... on 12.12.08 JUST GO. With enough people participating we will bump up the movie earnings on that particular day and $how Summit just how much they need and want fan support in order to succeed.
To sum it all up:
- Writing and mailing letters to Summit is effective, writing to me is not.
- Going to the movie Twilight on 12.12.08 and letting the almighty dollar send a message is effective, doing nothing is not.
Sounds to me like if fans had something to say... the wise thing for Summit to do would be to listen.