::HOW ARE WE GOING TO BOYCOTT?::
In essence, this is the visual/vocal pledge to boycott M. Night's The Last Airbender film in it's current form.
Filming has already begun and knowing the film industry, they will now sail along at due course. So for us, if there is one thing were people can hit them and they will get the message it's the thing that Hollywood's religion: Their Wallets!
However, a simple boycott text petition would not do for us. It's one thing when a bunch of random anonymous people on the internet posts on some back end fan forum that they will not see the movie. It's another thing entirely when someone has a real name and face attached to that and it's publicized on the internet and the news.
The Last Airbender Video Boycott, is quite simply all of you guys and a YouTube page. I have a candid formal Boycotting statement that people will record them self's reading; revealing their race, first name and location. The statement declares that they will not see the movie when it hits theaters next year and thus they have lost money from one of their potential customers. These videos will then be send to me were I will upload them to our new boycott YouTube page debuting this Friday.
Over time, more and more videos will be up on our page. We will also link to other videos such as presentations, rants and other things on video about the Avatar World and how bad Paramount is screwing up the film.
When enough videos are collected, I will take them and edit them together into one rapid-fire viral video that will be sent to my friends who work in national newspapers and TV news channels.The whole point of this project is to communicate to Paramount, M. Night and others working on the film that the fans of the Avatar show are a very diverse multi-racial and multi-cultural community. And that by offending this community, they have lost ticket sales from this group in return.::NYC CHINATOWN BOYCOTT MEET UP::When:
Firday, April 24th, 2009Where:
Outside Starbucks, on the corner, connecting to the East Bank bank between the Canal Street (6) line and the Canal Street (J,M,Z) line.http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Starbucks+Canal++Street&vps=1&jsv=154c&sll=40.717225,-73.996954&sspn=0.007286,0.013819&ie=UTF8&latlng=40718135,-74000105,9861608474093241263&ei=8ArtSY2ZNY6ONuqOyUs&sig2=vr3GxQfk0UDOcsEoxakhNw&cd=1
From there, we will travel to one of the many famous locations to film as a back drop for the Boycott video. Possible places could be:Kim Lau Memorial:
)Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America:
)Museum of Chinese in the Americas:
5:30pm (sharp) to around 6:30pmRules and Etiquette:
Dress nicely and don't be shy. You can wear shades if you want to. I do need a real name but all you have to say is your first name. If you are a celebrity or in the entertainment industry and have a popular stage name, you can use that too. I will bring the camera and a cue-card to read off of when you make your video. It should only take a few minutes of your time. Bring your friends if they want to join in on the fun. The more the merrier!
If you have some Avatar memorabilia, bring it with you not only to film with but also so I can identify you at the Starbucks. I will be in a black light-weight hoodie jacket with a black baseball cap that reads "Pocket Smart Wireless" as well as a red backpack with same slogan. I will also have my Lost Scrolls and Sozin's Comet book with me as well and will be holding the Racebending Protest Poster. I will post pictures shortly so you can identify me easier.Keep Updated:
Every few minutes or so I will keep coming back to said Starbucks just in case anyone shows up late. (I'll also be handing out and posting fliers to fill in the time.)If you want to keep updated on where I am and such, you can join the official Racebending Broadtexter to get cell phone updates on my status on Friday:http://www.broadtexter.com/racebending::FINAL MESSAGE::
I hope to see any of you in the local area there. Anyone in the NYC area who shows up on Friday will be the first videos to be uploaded to the website and thus get the glory for the first to boycott the film. Later Friday night, the YouTube page will open with your videos as well as information to how to make and send your own Last Airbender Boycott video to be posted on our YouTube wall.
I hope things go well, bring your friends if you are coming and pray for no rain!P.S.
If you would still like to have your video done for you in the NYC Chinatown area but cannot make it on Friday, message me here or E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org because I can work out a time and date to record all month in May.