Removing Birthdates & Age from IMDB

Ryan Surratt
Ryan Surratt 352 Comments
6,173 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
    Jul 21, 2017
    Jul 21, 2017
    REMOVE BIRTHDATE FROM ANY LISTINGS.
  • annnyyyyybody knows
    annnyyyyybody knows United States, Pass Christian
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    Instead of complaining about not being cast because of your age why don't you use that energy for creating your own projects. we live in the age of digital technology where you can be the innovators of your dreams.
  • annnyyyyybody knows
    annnyyyyybody knows United States, Pass Christian
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    how do i delete my signature. My name is still on the bottom of this page and I want it off.
  • annnyyyyybody knows
    annnyyyyybody knows United States, Pass Christian
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    I would like to be taken off. I don't believe in lawsuits and didn't read the full extent of this.
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