Tuesday, December 6, 2011


It has been a long time since I last posted, but we haven't given up hope. Nick Wauters (creater of The Event) has told us that they are still looking for a new home for The Event. The longer that we work for this, the greater our chances of success. @ContTheEvent (on Twitter) is in charge of "The Event for The Event, part 5" and you can check out all of the details on his twitter and Facebook page (Continue The Event). I will be back with a more details on part 5 of the "event".

If you would also like to check out my new blog dedicated to NBC's upcoming show Awake, go to the Awake Fan Central (http://awakefancentral.blogspot.com/) and/or follow me on Twitter at @AwakeFanCentral. This is not a substitute for The Event, just an add on to my "fan central".

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Event for The Event, Part 2

It's time for our second The Event for The Event!!! :) This time, we want to expand our circle, still contacting NBCUniversal but to also include Netflix, Syfy & Hulu in the U.S., and ask international fans to contact their networks. This might seem like a lot of work, but believe me, our efforts were noticed last time. Please participate!! :) We must continue to apply the pressure to bring back The Event!

We ask for you to send letters like we did last time. Here are the addresses:

Marc Graboff
President, NBCUniversal West Coast Operations
RE: The Event
3000 W. Alameda
Burbank, CA 91523

Mr. Graboff can be emailed directly at marc.graboff@nbcuni.com and on Twitter at @mgraboff.

Ted Sarandos
Chief Content Officer
100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Mr. Sarandos can be emailed directly at tsarandos@netflix.com.

Mark Stern
Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Syfy

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

Mr. Stern can be emailed directly at mark.stern@nbcuni.com.

Andy Forssell
Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition and Distribution
Hulu, LLC
12312 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

I haven't found an email for Mr. Forssell yet. However, there is a special Content Requests forum section on Hulu's site you can post to.

In addition, we will be tweeting nonstop to @NBC, @Syfy, @Netflix, @Hulu, and anyone else you think should hear this. Let them know how much we want the event back! Make sure you included #theevent in the tweets.

When tweeting, include #TheEvent and (if you have room) #ContinueTheEvent. Let's get The Event treading! If you don't have a Twitter account, get one!

For those of you who have a Google+ account, also post there. Make your posts public, so they can be found by anyone on the network. If you don't have a Google+ account but want one, please leave a comment here and one of us can add you.

For those of you on Facebook, go to the Facebook pages of NBC (and NBCTheEvent), Netflix, Syfy and Hulu, and let them know you want to see The Event continue!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another important task... find internet celebs that like The Event and have them help with the cause!

When I'm on Twitter, I search for people tweeting about The Event, and I let them know about our site, so they can join this fight. Now, I'll do this for anyone I come across, regardless of how many followers they have, but let's face it... someone who joins the fight that has many followers can do more to bring others to the fight than someone who has few of them. I'll have more effect if I can get the attention of someone who has 5,000 followers than someone else who has 5.

Occasionally, I'll come across people that have a lot of followers. This is a good thing, because if they retweet, their followers will see what I've tweeted and some of them who also enjoy The Event will join the cause.

Today, I found an internet celebrity that watches The Event, but I haven't been successful getting her attention. However, with your help, we can do it together.

Justine Ezarik, better known as @ijustine, is a fan of The Event. She has almost 1.3 million followers on Twitter. THAT'S HUGE!!! Consider this: If 0.5% of her fans sent in an email to Marc Graboff at NBCUniversal, that's 6,500 emails!

Here's a request... help me get the attention of @ijustine. Send her a tweet about this site and get her to tweet about it. If you do, we'll have a lot more people join this cause!

If you know of any other people that have more than 1,000 Twitter followers and watch The Event, please tweet to them, and let them know about this site, tweeting and emailing NBCUniversal exec Marc Graboff, the person that can do the most to bring back The Event, and do some of the other things we've mentioned on this site.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Event for The Event, Between Now and Phase 2

Thanks to everyone who participated in "The Event for The Event" on Monday, June 27th. It was a success, with thousands of people participating and letting the powers that be know that we want The Event to return.

It's now time to continue "The Event for The Event". In fact, we'll be continuing "The Event for The Event" every Monday until we have a definitive answer about its return.

As you know if you're in the U.S., and you probably know elsewhere, it's July the 4th this Monday, which is Independence Day - a holiday in the U.S.. With that in mind, we're asking for our international viewers to be front and center this time around. We want you to contact your networks that televise The Event, and tell them that you want to see The Event return. We're going to make this installment a week-long event, given the holiday.

What we're asking for your help on is we'd like it if international viewers could send in the contacts for their country and network. We'll update this post as more viewers chime in with contact information, and as we find out the information on our own.

American viewers, that doesn't excuse you of anything to do. We would like Americans to expand the circle of contact. In addition to contacting Marc Graboff and Ted Harbert, we'd like to expand to include the following:
  • More NBCUniversal Execs - Robert Greenblatt - Robert.Greenblatt@nbcuni.com and CEO Steve Burke - We're guessing his email is Stephen.Burke@nbcuni.com or Steve.Burke@nbcuni.com.
  • NBC Affiliates - Contact your local station to let them know you want The Event to continue. I have a partial list of contacts that I will include later.
  • Other Channels/Alternative Sources - This includes Syfy @syfy and Netflix. I'll include email addresses once I have them.
Update: Here is a partial list of U.S. NBC affiliates:

The plan is to get to media attention in the next two weeks, if we don't get a response before that. So, let's keep the pressure up!

I wanted to get a post out before much more time had elapsed. I will keep editing this post with more content over the next day, and on the 4th as well.info.asia@nbcuni.com

Monday, June 27, 2011

Here is your most important task today...

Marc Graboff is the man. He's the president of NBC West Coast and Universal Media Studios, and from my research, he is the person who can decide whether or not we see The Event return as a movie or mini-series.

His Twitter is @mgraboff, and based on the pattern I see for NBC Universal email addresses, his email address should be: Marc.Graboff@nbcuni.com. If you want The Event back, send him an email, and do it TODAY. We can't waste anymore time.

Remember, be courteous. Be respectful. Be polite. Ask nicely, but be enthusiastic. Speak from the heart. Tell him why he should bring The Event back.

To send Marc Graboff a snail mail, the postal address is:

Marc Graboff
President, West Coast Business Operations,
NBC Entertainment
RE: The Event
3000 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91523

Here is another important person at NBCUniversal to contact...

Ted Harbert is new to NBCUniversal. He came over from the Comcast merger. Mr. Harbert is Chairman of NBC Broadcasting. In this role, Harbert is responsible for NBC Advertising Sales, Affiliate Relations and companywide Research, Domestic Television Distribution and the NBC Local Media group. He reports directly to the CEO Steve Burke, who also came over from Comcast.

Sources tell me that although he wouldn't directly be involved in bringing back The Event, he has a very influential role and would be interested in knowing that fans want The Event to return... so we'll tell him!

Based on the email pattern we have found for NBCUniversal employees, we believe Ted's email is Ted.Harbert@nbcuni.com.

To send Ted Harbert mail, the postal address is:

Ted Harbert
NBC Broadcasting
c/o NBCUniversal
RE: The Event
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Event for The Event

Here we go, the peanuts for Jericho, the Nerds for Chuck, the blackout for FlashForward. This is it. The Event for The Event. This is not quite a write-in campaign, not quite a social networking campaign, this is contacting the people that we need contacted, doing the things we need to do to get the show's fans noticed, and give the producers a fighting chance at continuing The Event. This week is the most important week to show that The Event fans are out there by

-contacting Marc Graboff and Ted Harbert (details at part 1)
-raising as much money as we can by buying The Event products (also, details as you keep reading)

First of all, we (producers, writers, and us) are aiming for a mini-series or a movie, at this point, not a full- size series. Anything larger would be too much for the budget.

Second of all, what a lot of people don't understand is that NBC and Universal Media Studios (the production company that produces and owns the rights to The Event) are, essentially, the same company. They share executives. When fans are bad mouthing NBC, you're basically bad mouthing the same company that produced the show in the first place. If you ever want a chance at The Event coming back, fans must stop the attacks on NBC. It's just not constructive. They are the people who can rip up and burn the show, in 5 minutes. Show NBC that you appreciate that they aired The Event for one season.

  • Part 1: We have found that Marc Graboff and Ted Harbert from NBC/Universal Studios have the biggest impact on the future of the show. When I said that "write-in campaigns don't work" last week, I meant that NBC/ Universal Studios get a number of letters from this show's fans and that show's fans. This goes directly to the people who decide the future of the show. You can tweet Marc Graboff @mgraboff and post on Ted Harbert's 'Like' page on Facebook. When writing or tweeting them, please be respectful.

  • Part 2: Hulu has made episodes of The Event available. At the time of writing (June 24, 2011), all of the episodes of The Event are now available for viewing, and you don't need to have Hulu Plus to access them. You can watch them at The Event Fan Central. This is a great time to have friends, co-workers and family members who missed The Event the first time to start watching from the beginning.

  • Part 3: Buying episodes of The Event from iTunes, Amazon, etc... This effects NBC Universal's bottom line,  and helps generate more revenue for the show, which makes it more profitable. It also shows the fan support and dedication, what this kind of show needs. Scott Starrett's (composer) music for The Event is also on iTunes. You can search up "The Event (Original Television Score)".

  • Part 4: Where and when possible, pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray of The Event. That will show there's demand.

Do whatever you can do to help get this out. We had really bad timing with this and have limited time to get this to the world. Please help us, by retweeting our tweets @EventFanCentral and @TheEventFanatic about this and letting people know about this and The Event for The Event.