(PRWEB) August 11, 2004
The WB NetworkÂs decision to cancel the Joss Whedon created TV series ANGEL ignited a fuse that refuses to go out. Rather than fade away, fans recognize the need to continue to be vocal and organized in order to protect the kind of programming they love. With Âsave our showÂ campaigns becoming commonplace at the end of each television season, fans of Joss Whedon believe its time for the audience to more vigorously assert what they want from the entertainment industry with a long-term approach.
Earlier this year on KROQÂs Kevin and Bean morning show, Joss Whedon encouraged fans to Âkeep making noiseÂ in support of ANGEL. AngelÂs Food Drive (http://www.angelsfooddrive.com) chose to make noise while making a difference. The group is raising money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank to pay tribute to the showÂs theme of helping the helpless. Organizers launched the campaign in support of renewing ANGEL and are still fighting for the continuation of the show in the form of a movie or spin-off series. Wanting to do more, organizers created Mutant Boosters.
Mutant Boosters (http://www.mutantboosters.com) is making noise in support of all things Joss, from his Mutant Enemy projects and productions to Mutant Enemy alumni. The site provides resources for fans to coordinate positive, proactive campaigns for all aspects of the Whedonverse allowing fans to pick and choose what projects, writers, actors and production crew they wish to support. Charitable campaigns are particularly encouraged and AngelÂs Food Drive will be incorporated into the new site.
Current campaigns on Mutant Boosters include:
- Whedonverse Multimedia Project Â donating books and DVDs to public libraries.
- Support the Books Â promoting the sale of Whedonverse based novels.
- Big Screen Angel Â promoting a feature film based on the TV series Angel.
- A Spin-Off Series Â promoting the creation of a new TV series based on the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) and Angel the Series (AtS).
- Welcome Janollari Â make the new leadership at The WB Network aware of what we expect in terms of quality television.
- Support Firefly/Serenity Â promote Firefly and show support for the new Serenity movie.
The site will feature a monthly contest or prize give away relating to one of its existing campaigns. As a nod to the Support The Books campaign this month visitors can enter a drawing to win a prize package consisting of five novels: two BtVS/AtS crossover novels, Cursed by Mel Odom and Heat by Nancy Holder; two Angel novels, Dark Mirror by Craig Shaw Gardner and Nemesis by Scott and Denise Ciencin; and one Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, Wicked Willow I, The Darkening by Yvonne Navarro.
ItÂs time for a revolution to take place in the entertainment industry. If audiences remain passive, industry executives will continue to feed us programming that fails to capture our imagination. Mutant Boosters seeks to demonstrate the power of a passionate, loyal, organized and vocal fan base. We donÂt have to accept things the way they are. We can make a difference!
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