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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Save Screen on the Green!

This is about the saddest thing I've ever heard.  Screen on the Green has been cancelled this summer?!


I've never made a secret of how much I love SotG.  Like, with a passion that burns in the heavens above.  Not having it this summer will make that long, sweaty month of August just about unbearable.

Please email HBO and let them know you want SotG back.  Talking points to help get your message across:

**How much you love SotG, what it means to you and why it's important to have in DC.
**How the HBO dance provides tremendous brand recognition and loyalty with their esteemed company.
**If you're an HBO subscriber, you might think about cancelling your membership.  If you're not a subscriber, you might want to make it clear that you're loathe to consider a subscription now.
**If it's money they're worried about, and you actually would contribute, suggest they put up voluntary donation jars at each screening to help recoup some costs.

Also, if you want to email any other organization that might be able to pick up the slack (I'm looking at you, Turner Classics), then do so.  I'll bet a TCM dance will be just as silly and fun as any old HBO dance.

Also, by all means, use the comments to express your support and share SotG memories.  We are in a period of mourning.

7 comments:

Happy Mommy To Be said...

Alright, I wrote HBO! This was going to be Dyson's first ScreenOnTheGreen summer.... BOO HBO!

Tim said...

I wrote HBO. This news really screwed up my otherwise pretty good mood for a Monday...

Anonymous said...

I think Turner Classic Movies and HBO are owned by the same company. Why not try Showtime?

Jesse B said...

We're having folks join our new Save the SOTG Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7603993#/group.php?gid=80853048390

LB said...

"No, the HBO doesn't want us"

Letter to HBO: Check. Obligatory daily Arrested Development quote: Check.

dc365 said...

LB - we are kindred spirits.

"The Home Builders Organization won't help us? Well, then it's Showtime!"

Jesse B said...

It's time for YOU to help save 'Screen on the Green'. Take a minute to send an e-mail to some of the largest regional and national companies in America. To take your stand:

1) Go to http://www.foogli.com/SOTG.html.
2) Try the link; it should open up your e-mail program. Click SEND.
3) If that doesn't work, copy the subject, body, and e-mail addresses (into the BCC line) into your e-mail client and SEND.

Our Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=80853048390.