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Removing Birthdates & Age from IMDB

5,956 Signatures Goal: 10,000



This petition is to rally support in order for SAG, AFTRA, WGA, DGA, and any other entertainment unions to put pressure on IMDB.com (owned by Amazon.com) to remove birth dates from their site. We hope that if the unions receive a petition with enough names in support of this action, they will, in turn, put pressure on IMDB -- hopefully, enough pressure that IMDB will voluntarily remove birth dates from all individual's web pages at imdb.com. Whether the Unions help or not these names will be used to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of entertainment industry professionals everywhere that have been adversely affected by their unauthorized personal information, especially their birth date, being revealed and stated on IMDB's webpage

There is so much age discrimination in Hollywood. Even though someone may look or write or direct as a certain aged person would, people lose jobs everyday because they are "just too old" and sometimes "too young". IMDB has become the first source of information for industry professionals and therefore has the most impact on hiring. IMDB has been uncooperative in the past in removing or even changing birth dates. We believe that age should be private as it is in most other industries.

Please join our cause. With your signature and help we can make a change for ourselves and future entertainment industry professionals not to be discriminated against for their age. This petition, after it has gathered over 10000 names, will also be sent to...

TIME MAGAZINE
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
THE NEW YORK TIMES
NEWSWEEK
ABC
NBC
CBS
PBS

It will also be sent to the district attorney’s office to see about investigating IMDB for breaking age discriminatory laws as well as being used to file a class action lawsuit against IMDB (Amazon).

If you are afraid of losing work by signing this petition, please don't be. No one is going to blacklist you for using free speech about discrimination. But, if we don't do something now and IMDB becomes even more important in tracking entertainment industry professionals, it maybe too late to change this. I am a working actor and I am creating this petition because it is important to make positive changes for artists everywhere. Thank you for your support and I look forward to our success.

Sincerely,

Ryan Surratt for Entertainment Industry Professionals Everywhere.

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Links

imdb.com
sag.org
actorsaccess.com
dga.org
wga.org
aftra.org
  • Will Bowden
    Will Bowden United Kingdom, Beckenham
    Aug 26, 2016
    Aug 26, 2016
    Totally agree with this.
  • Ryan Surratt
    Ryan Surratt United States, Sherman Oaks
    Aug 24, 2016
    Aug 24, 2016
    Hey Guys,

    I'm the guy who started this petition. Please contact Gov. Brown ASAP! And let him know your story. You may be receiving an email from SAG because you signed this petition. Just a heads up :)

    Best,

    Ryan

    We ask that you contact Gov. Brown right now with your personal stories of why this anti-discrimination bill is important. He will decide on this bill in the next couple of weeks, and we can't miss our chance to stop this harmful practice. Even if you don't live in California, we need your support. Enacting this law will benefit performers of all ages around the country. So please take a moment and make your voice heard.

    The most effective way to express your support is by mail or fax:

    Gov. Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Phone: (916) 445-2841
    Fax: (916) 558-3160

    You can also fill out the governor’s webform here: https://govnews.gov.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
    (NOTE: Choose “AB1687” as the subject when filling out the form.)
  • Lori Sweeten
    Lori Sweeten United States, Los Angeles
    Aug 24, 2016
    Aug 24, 2016
    ATTENTION EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED THIS PETITION!!!! THIS WAS JUST EMAILED TO ALL SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS.

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    Help Us Stop Age Discrimination Against Performers

    Dear Member,

    Age discrimination is a major problem in our industry, and it must be addressed. SAG-AFTRA has been working hard for years to stop the career damage caused by the publication of performers’ dates of birth on online subscription websites used for casting like IMDb. We are now in the final stages of securing the enactment of a California law that would help combat age discrimination by giving performers the right to request the removal of their date of birth when it’s included on online subscription sites.

    Currently, many websites used for casting proactively present birthdates and ages to casting decision makers who often can’t avoid seeing this information even if they try. That’s wrong for performers, just like it’s wrong for all employees.

    Let’s end this now.

    AB 1687 has passed through both houses of the California Legislature by overwhelming majorities. The final stop is Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

    WE NEED YOUR HELP.

    We ask that you contact Gov. Brown right now with your personal stories of why this anti-discrimination bill is important. He will decide on this bill in the next couple of weeks, and we can't miss our chance to stop this harmful practice. Even if you don't live in California, we need your support. Enacting this law will benefit performers of all ages around the country. So please take a moment and make your voice heard.

    The most effective way to express your support is by mail or fax:

    Gov. Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Phone: (916) 445-2841
    Fax: (916) 558-3160

    You can also fill out the governor’s webform here: https://govnews.gov.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
    (NOTE: Choose “AB1687” as the subject when filling out the form.)

    The legislature has heard our voices. It’s time the governor does, too.

    AND, whichever method you use to comment, please send us a copy to AB1687@sagaftra.org so we can present a combined stack of comments to Gov. Brown as well.

    In unity,

    Gabrielle Carteris

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 04, 2016
    Aug 04, 2016
    yup
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