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SAVE CRUSADE! - Write Letters!
Maintained by David Boyd
Last Update on August 28 '99


[Introduction]
[What can be done to help?]
        [ Write to the Networks!]
        [Phase 1 - Ad Campaign]
        [Phase 2 - Write to the Sponsors!]
[Letter Writing Tips]
[The Save Crusade Banner]
[Support Sites]



  • Letter to the Sci-Fi Channel:

    Write a letter to the Sci-Fi Channel. The Sci-Fi Channel is the most likely new home for "Crusade". They have expressed an interest in the show. Let them know you have seen "Crusade" and that you liked it and want to see more. Ask them to pick up "Crusade" for its second season. The Sci-Fi Channel is waiting to see the response to all 13 episodes before making a decision. If you like "Crusade", write to them and let them know.

    Here is an example of another 'form' letter - this time more appropriate to the Sci-Fi channel. Again, if you do not have the time to write your own letter, then simply print this, sign it and post it away.

    The address to write to the Sci-Fi Channel is:


    Ms. Bonnie Hammer,
    Senior Vice President of Programming,
    Sci-Fi Channel,
    1230 Avenue of The Americas,
    New York, NY 10020-1513
    United States

    AND / OR:

    Tom Olson
    VP, Advertising Sales
    Sci-Fi Channel
    1230 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10020

    (Tips for writing to Tom Olson)

  • Letter to Warner Bros:

    Write to Warner Bros encouraging them to continue production of the first season. Let Warner Brothers, who owns "Crusade", know that you appreciate the support they have shown for the show thus far. Tell them you want them to continue trying to find "Crusade" a new home.


    The address to write to Warner Bros is:

    President
    Domestic Television Distribution
    Warner Bros. Television
    4000 Warner Boulevard
    Burbank, CA 91522


    AND / OR:

    Robert Daly
    Chairman
    Warner Brothers, Inc.
    4000 Warner Boulevard
    Burbank, CA 91522

  • Letter to the FX Network:

    The FX Network is on a buying spree. They are looking to revitalize their network with new original programming. Tell them you think "Crusade" would be a great addition to their network and would bring in a large number of new viewers.


    The address to write to the FX Network is:

    Programming Director
    FX Network
    1211 Avenue of the Americas
    31st Floor
    New York, NY 10096

  • Letter to EVP:

    The address to write to EVP is:

    Guy Sousa
    EVP, Entertainment Sales
    1211 Avenue of the Americas
    31st Floor
    New York, NY 10096


    (Tips for writing to Guy Sousa)

  • Letter to TNT:

    Write to TNT encouraging them to continue production
    of the first season. We need them to pick up the remaining 9 episodes of the first season. TNT will not produce a second season of the show, but they might well be encouraged to finish what they have started already. That then opens the door for another station to pick the second series up.


    Here is an example 'form' letter. If you do not have the time to write your own letter, then simply print this, sign it and post it away. Although having a thousand letters all turn up the same will not be ideal it's better than not having them :)

    The address to write to TNT is:

    Programming Director,
    TNT,
    1050 Techwood Drive,
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    United States

    AND / OR:

    R. E. Ted Turner, Vice-chairman
    Time Warner, Incorporated
    75 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10019

    (Sample letter to Ted Turner - here.)



Letter Writing Tips:

  • Letter Writing Tips from Tim & Heather:

    1.) Be polite (hate mail goes into the garbage unread).

    2.) Keep the letter short. No more than one page.

    3.) If possible write a handwritten letter in blue ink.

    4.) Mention what you like about Crusade. Mention if you like the characters or a particular character. Since the actors contracts need to be renegotiated, let the networks know which actors you really like, so that they will try hard to resign them. Note what episodes you liked and why.

    5.) Mention that you enjoyed the introductory movie, "A Call to Arms"

    6.) Were you looking forward to JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) involvement in the show and the kind of scientific accuracy that would bring? if so, then tell them.

    7.) Tell them that you want well written imaginative shows that "Crusade" (given B5's track record) would bring.

    8.) Tell them that you were looking forward to the long story, to find out how the Earth is cured from the plague (I hesitate to use the phrase 5 year arc because they think our attention spans don't last 5 seconds).

    9.) Your age and occupation may be good. Let them know something about you. Perhaps your purchasing power.


  • Tim and Heather Fleming also have some more sensible hints and tips on writing letters to the sponsors here.

Thank-you for taking the time to read this.

 

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