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13 June 2010 @ 09:44 pm
Help Thank the Cast and Crew of Studio 60 and Lend Support to Tipitina's  
So art got its ass kicked. Say "Goodbye" to a great show and support New Orleans' music culture.


Art is getting its ass kicked.  Help NOLA to revive its musical culture.

A group of us thought it would be a nice idea to somehow say a public “Thank You” to Aaron and the team for bringing us Studio 60.

To this end, we’d like to place an advertisement in the LA Times Entertainment Section on Thursday 28th June, which is when the final episode is due to air. The quarter-page ad will cost approximately $5,000.

The text on the advert will be simple – just a thank you, nothing nasty aimed at NBC (no matter how much we’d like to! – we don’t want to come across as honey-crusted nut bars!), and will also feature details of how to donate to Tipitina’s Foundation.

For anyone unfamiliar with Tipitina’s, the Foundation was featured in The Christmas Show. The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to restore New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical culture. We are currently working with the Foundation to create a specific page on their site where friends of Studio 60 will be able to make donations. More information about this will be coming soon.

In order to buy the advertising space, we need your help. Anything you can afford to help raise funds for the ad will be greatly appreciated.

As soon as we have raised enough money to pay for the ad, this button will be changed to be an additional link to the Tipitina's Foundation. Any extra money in the ad fund will also be donated to Tipitina's.

We’ll post details as to how we’re doing with raising the ad cost on a regular basis, and we'll also publish a list of contributors (just LJ usernames). Once we're close to our target, we'll have the ad finished and placed online for viewing.

If you want to get updates - to see the finished ad, to keep abreast of the amount we're raising for the ad etc., then please join this community. If you've already got an extensive f-list, don't worry - we won't be spamming anybody. We're here until the ad has run and then that's it.

If you have any questions about this, please leave a comment or email us at askthanks2studio60@googlemail.com.
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Searingidolatry: Books + Me = OTPsearingidolatry on June 13th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Made a (pathetically tiny, sorry) donation :)
caz: Danny sits back by coloneljackcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, every little helps! thank you.
(Anonymous) on June 13th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
made a donation
Hi. I am willowandme on the NBC Studio60 message board, but I don't have a LJ username. I made a donation. I hope you get enough money!
caz: dannytuxcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Re: made a donation
Thanks very much! Fingers crossed we'll make it.
Fennyhooloovoo_42 on June 13th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: made a donation
Yep, we've got it. Thank you very much. We're at almost $100 already!
ilike2think on June 13th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Going to make a donation as soon as Hubby gets home and gives me the pay pal information. Thanks for all your doing.
cazcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Great - thank you.
ozzyols: batsignalozzyols on June 13th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
You certainly have my donation and my full support. Looking forward to seeing what ColJack comes up with (far too much talent in that one!)

Suggestion - do we have an "icon" and or banner we can use yet if we are posting on our own journals etc advertising the plan?
caz: dannytuxcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ozzy. Here's the html for the banner - http://www.elysiumwebs.com/s60thanks.jpg

and feel free to link back here if you want.
ozzyols: behind the scenesozzyols on June 13th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks Caz... that's great :D
Sally: MarrietNegativeallie83 on June 13th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
I've donated, and will probably make another the week before the ad goes out. I will also be advertising this on my Matthew Perry website =)

I agree, does anyone have an icon and banner could put up to link back to this journal?
caz: Danny118officecaz963 on June 13th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and yes, please do pimp.

Here's the html for the banner - http://www.elysiumwebs.com/s60thanks.jpg

I'd suggest you link back here in the usual way. Let me know if you need something else.
ilike2think on June 13th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
caz, please forgive my ignorance but I'm really new to this. I want the banner to link from my myspace page to this page here. Can you tell me how?
caz: danny looking downcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
The banner is just a banner - I don't have the html to turn it into a link, but you can just link back here as per usual -
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a [...] +>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

The banner is just a banner - I don't have the html to turn it into a link, but you can just link back here as per usual - <a + href = "URL"> thanks2studio60 </a>, where the URL is http://thanks2studio60.livejournal.com.

(take out the "+" between a and href!)
Diana Dru Botsford: k&r2digitalred93 on June 14th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Email me at dianab AT elysiumwebs.com and I'll send you the html - LJ is stripping out the important stuff.
ilike2think on June 14th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! You got mail. :)
mouth full of wiseass: bradley studio 60crossmymind on June 13th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
This is such a great idea, and I'm happy to see it coming together. I don't know when I will be able to make a donation (I am so beyond broke right now, it's not even funny) but I will as soon as I can.
caz: Danny dances by coloneljackcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it - there's been a positive response so far.

Whenever and whatever you can is good!
Sally: Jordanny1allie83 on June 13th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah I'm pimping this. Have you checked out any facebook groups or anything?
caz: dannytuxcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks - please feel free to pimp! And use the banner and link if you want.

We've got someone checking out facebook and other places, but thanks for asking!
Diana Dru Botsford: k&r2digitalred93 on June 14th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Hey Allie,

We've asked a few student-friends to pimp this on facebook but if you have a way of getting it further out there, please go for it! I have some html I can give you if you email me: dianab AT elysiumwebs.com

ozzyols: killozzyols on June 13th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
I can't believe ME of all people is asking this...

But has anyone pimped it over a TWiT?
caz: DJ roofcaz963 on June 13th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. Taken care of. :)
ozzyols: bruceozzyols on June 13th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
exxxxceeeelllent... not that I would *eve* endorse www.vitrolicidiotsareus.com or anything :D
dilleydalleydilleydalley on June 14th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for doing this--it's such a great idea! I'll certainly be making a donation as soon as I get paid.

Anybody pimped this in any of the Yahoo groups yet?
Hopeless Romantic at Heart: D/J hand kisszinke on June 14th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
I want to say a very big thanks to you ladies for organizing and planning this endeavor; I'm proud to call you my fellow fangirls!

*throws roses*

Also just pimped on my LJ - a limited flist, but I figure every little bit helps, right?
Diana Dru Botsford: k&r1digitalred93 on June 14th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Every little bit DEFINITELY helps!!! :-)

L.P: Studio 60lairewen on June 14th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
What a great idea. Donated a 10 spot, ha. Sorry broke college kid.
Diana Dru Botsford: tipitina's foundationdigitalred93 on June 14th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
$10 is great! Thank you so much!
Kayla: S60: Jack Pinky wavekayla7509 on June 14th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you all so much for doing this! I think it's a really great way to say "Thank you" to all of those involved with the show.
Sally: mattandamanda1allie83 on June 14th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Pimped you guys on imaginingmatthew.com =)

I'll also post on my LJ, Myspace and Facebook.

What about Friends Cafe?
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
I also added the banner and a link to this page on my home page entry point for anyone that might happen to visit! Sorry, I don't have a Live Journal id, hence the Anonymous post! Au Res., Paul Bines
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: p.s.
Sorry, my earlier post seems to have disappeared, so my ps probably makes no sense! I did make a small donation, and will try to make another if I find myself in funds.
Thanks to you all for the effort you are making - and shame on the PTB for letting the show go.
Au Res.,
Paul (directed here by Fenny on uk.media.tv.west-wing!)
Fennyhooloovoo_42 on June 14th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: p.s.
Thanks a lot for the contribution and the pimping, Paul. I'm glad the "old" newsgroup network still works.

(Anonymous) on June 17th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: p.s.
Mo problem - in fact, my weekend turned out to be cheaper than I expected, so I've bunged in another small contribution!
Au Res.,
ilike2think on June 14th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I finally got my Pay Pal account set up. Lost the old one. I made my donation and it felt GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
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(Anonymous) on June 15th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Cancelling Studio ^0
I would like to donate except I don't use credit cards. Can I mail a check somewhere?
Studio 60 was the best thing on TV this past year. NBC is stupid for taking it off. Only people with brains watched it. I guess that is why they fired the head of programming because he didn't know what he was doing. SORRY TO SEE IT GO.
You can e-mail me at snoodsmom@aol.com
caz: danny looking downcaz963 on June 22nd, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Cancelling Studio ^0
If you check out the links at this comminuty now, you'll find they send you directly to the donation page for Tipitina's Foundation - we hit the target for the ad a few days ago and so now we're asking people to donate directly to them. If you check out their site at www.tipitinasfoundation.org there's a postal address for donations.
(Anonymous) on June 22nd, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Different Pub?
Just a suggestion - LOVE the idea, but Daily Variety or The Hollywood Reporter might be better, more far reaching options - I know those of us in Chicago and New York would love to see the ad (and we want the New York honchos to read it), but not everyone reads LA Times on a daily basis, whereas I know that Variety/THR are a daily read for many in the industry.
caz: Dannycaz963 on June 22nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Different Pub?
Our plans have changed since I posted this - if you check out the rest of the posts at thanks2studio60 you'll see that we're running an ad in the HR next week.