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« on: January 26, 2008, 11:34:37 AM »

  WE ARE NOT DEAD YET!

Blood Ties Fans Bite Back!

Fans unite to save the show they love. Join us in the fight!

There have been many rumors and speculation circulating regarding the
fate of our beloved show but know this, NOTHING IS OFFICIAL! There is
still a chance to save the show so now is the time to do it!

The most important aspect is that ALL Blood Ties fans join together
to make this happen. There are many websites, forums, MySpace,
Livejournal, blogs and Yahoo groups out there relating to Blood Ties
and all have tried their own campaigns to help the show and that was
not a bad thing but I think as our last push to save the show we need
to prove to the Networks and the media that we are UNITED as one
large group to save the show we love.

Several of us from many of the BT related groups and sites have put
our heads together and came up with a campaign that we can all
participate in and prove our desire to keep our show on the air.

What we propose is a postcard/letter writing campaign that targets 2
Networks and 2 Media outlets each week. While we are not entirely
giving up on Lifetime giving us another season, we would also like to
let other Networks know that Blood Ties would be a great show for
them to pick up. We have a wonderful opportunity right now to sell
our show to them because they are all hurting from the writer's
strike and Blood Ties is not affected by it. This is in our favor as
they look for other programming to air on their network.

Our first week will target Lifetime and the Sci-Fi Channel As well as
E! Online and Entertainment Weekly. The media contacts will be by e-
mail or feedback links only. Written postcards are best for Lifetime
and Sci-Fi. Below the contact info we have included a few guidelines,
just remember to keep your correspondence respectful and to the point!

CONTACT INFO:

* Lifetime will only read postcards. *

Andrea Wong
President/CEO
Lifetime Networks
World Wide Plaza
309 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019

Or on their feedback page:  
http://www.mylifetime.com/feedback/form.php?area_id=1&section_id=1



E! Online – Direct your comments to Kristin.

Go to  http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/index.jsp   and there
will be a link on the right hand side that says "Ask Kristin". Just
fill in the info and make your comment. Be sure to let her know that
the fans have NOT given up and are fighting to save our show!


Entertainment Weekly

Letters to the Editor – e-mail

letters@ew.com



Here are some guidelines to follow when composing your letter,
postcard or e-mail:

•   While some of you may have phone numbers to these contacts we
urge you to NOT call them on the phone. Flooding their phone lines
would only serve to anger them and this could work against us.

•   Be professional, polite and positive (no Moonlight bashing).
Even though Lifetime has not treated this show the way it should have
been it wouldn't look good to trash the network to others.

•   No comparisons to Moonlight - I say let Blood Ties stand on
it's own.

•   E-mails to the media should obviously be written differently
and geared towards asking them to do a story on the show or our fight
to save it.

•   Letters should be heartfelt, honest and not too lengthy -
right to the point (maybe two paragraphs max???)

•   Letters should mention the fact that the show is written and
filmed in Canada with  Canadian writers, actors and production
company and is not effected by the writer's strike.

•   Fangs, candy bars and other items should not accompany your
handwritten letters.  Postcards only please, no gimmicks.

•   Do not mention how cute the guys are or how beautiful
Christina is unless we're writing to People Magazine asking that they
be considered as Sexiest Man/Woman of the Year. Refrain from fangirl
comments like "I love the show because Henry is hot!" - we want to be
taken seriously.

•   That the show is well written, well acted, funny, camp, and
dramatic where it has to be.

•   The show has drawn in new viewers since the show has gone
off.  This was accomplished by previous fans who directed the new
fans to the show.  

•   If your handwriting isn't that good, type it but hand write
the signature.

•   This is a rare show that encourages family togetherness:  
Husbands and wives watched, mothers and daughters watched together.  
How many families do you know that sits down together to watch
anything?  They did to watch Blood Ties.

•   Try to be direct and to the point.  Don't just put things to
paper just to say something and fill the page.

•   Remind them of all the sites where Blood Ties has a
presence:  Savemyshow.com,
http://richlabonte.net/tvvote/nominations.html.  Remind them of the E!
Online article.  http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/index.jsp?
sid=nav-gossip


•   Also mention the map at  http://www.frappr.com/bloodties/map



This could be our last chance everyone so let us all band together
and help our show!

Stay tuned for our next group of targets, coming soon!


It is imperative that everyone make an effort this week to contact
these people!

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 05:55:28 AM »

Optimistic news:

TVRemote says:
Might we ever get more ‘Blood Ties’?
Zalken says, “We’re hopeful.”
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 11:44:24 AM »

Thank's Anne

Will do the BEST i can !

Hopefully it'll work !

Talk to u soon

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 10:43:37 PM »

Hi!
 I'm a newbie, but I really liked your idea of having the fans unite to get our voices heard! We want blood ties back and like they say, there's strength in numbers!
 I've already emailed or sent postcards to the above networks etc. but is there anything else we can do?
 It's one of my fave shows and I'm beginning to feel a little desperate now the all the ep's have aired in Canada....
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 06:13:44 AM »

welcome, if anne etc. get news they always post it , so watch this space xx tj
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 11:06:55 AM »

According to Tanya Huff's blog, the TV bigwigs are meeting soon at a big convention and they are going to try to sell 'Blood Ties' to some new network so we can get some more seasons of it.  Fingers crossed!  SciFi seems like the most appropriate channel - I never could figure Blood Ties on Lifetime, although I admit it does have a strong female lead character but..

I keep losing hope that there will be more 'Blood Ties' and then somebody says there's still a chance.  The actors would love to do more, the sets, writers, creative people would love to do more - just need some US money and a network to promise to air the thing when they make it, and Canada will chip in. sigh.  Maybe this writer's strike will help make this show more attractive to some other network, since it's done in Canada?  Hope springs eternal and fingers crossed!

We can NOT leave the series where we left it with Deep Dark with everybody weeping and leaving each other and angry with one another - oh gosh, way way too painful to contemplate!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 03:23:53 PM »

you've got my vote. any idea where this convention is, if its open to the public, prehaps we could arrange a phyiscal presence and for us not in us or canada, a joint letter, from all the bloodties related sights. we could even send it to the director and ms.huff, if it would be of any help , what do you think ?  xx tj
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 08:23:15 PM »

That is possibly the best news that I've heard! I was also starting to get discouraged about Blood ties returning so this is just awesome! I really think that a join letter or petition or something on paper that we could send them would really help! If they're trying to sell blood ties then there's no better way then showing the networks that it's a show that comes with a big fan base attached!
Just let me know where to sign or what to do!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 08:26:28 AM »

The convention is in Las Vegas, I'm not sure when, but it's only open to people in the business, it's sort of a professional 'trade show' type thing. I think the postcard/letter writing campaign is probably the best way to go. We want to be heard but not make nuisances of ourselves.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 09:41:33 AM »

seems fair, any idea where to write, would a letter signed by the whole site membership be better ? thoughts please
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 06:10:14 PM »

Some are trying to get everyone to boycott the Lifetime Network website where you can watch episodes of Blood Ties, I really don't think this is a good idea, what is your opinion
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 11:07:57 AM »

Some who?

Watching the episodes on Lifetime's site and downloading them from iTunes are about the most helpful things I know.

What reasons do "some" give for not watching on LT?
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 03:11:38 PM »

I would like to know who these "someones" are also because I sure don't won't them   to  piss off the LT people so that they pull the episodes because until the DVD hits the States that is the only way I get to do something about my Obsession!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008, 01:28:43 PM »

Top message updated:

Because of what Denis wrote on his blog, we are now focusing on Lifetime, and CEO Andrea Wong.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 06:17:17 PM »

Hey Anne!
 Thanks for the update!  Smiley
 ummm...I've already emailed and postcard-ed lifetime about three times already...should I keep it up or stop for awhile so as to not annoy and frustrate them?  Undecided
 It's hard to figure out where the line between devoted fan ends and insane stalker begins...lol!
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