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Removing Birthdates & Age from IMDB

5,313 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.

You will not be getting spam from outside sources and your email will not be given out, but you maybe contacted regarding this issue. If you want to unsubscribe or not receive email, contact us and we will take you off immediately.

Links

imdb.com
sag.org
actorsaccess.com
dga.org
wga.org
aftra.org
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 02, 2016
    May 02, 2016
    It's shockingly ironic that IMDB has zero grasp on why this is a major problem with actors and performers. Ridiculous. Take birthdates off the site.
  • Drew Caffrey
    Drew Caffrey United States
    May 02, 2016
    May 02, 2016
    The company IMDB think that they are above law; this is clearly discrimination case; the fact is that IMDB do not have right to publish any data without living person written approval; for them is big business; don't buy anything from Amazon.com. They have no right to publish any personal date without your permission.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 01, 2016
    May 01, 2016
    Privacy is important.
  • Julia Modesto
    Julia Modesto United States, Los Angeles
    Apr 16, 2016
    Apr 16, 2016
    I really hope this petition works!!
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