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Removing Birthdates & Age from IMDB

6,160 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

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  • Giorgio van Helsink
    Giorgio van Helsink Germany, L
    Feb 12, 2017
    Feb 12, 2017
    Keep the forum alive!
  • Robin Schneider
    Robin Schneider United States, Everett
    Feb 09, 2017
    Feb 09, 2017
    The message biards are so important for discussion of the art of filmmaking. There is no other way to do this for individual movies on social media. Please improve moderation and keep the message boards up. It is my favorite part of the site.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 04, 2017
    Feb 04, 2017
    I definitely agree with the removal of age on IMDb as it directly relates to the age discrimination associated with the casting process of actors.
  • Cliff Rhodes
    Cliff Rhodes Mexico, Zapopan
    Jan 17, 2017
    Jan 17, 2017
    No one wants to be left out of life only because of a birthday.
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