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The University plans to appoint a reader/professor in theatre and sack one lecturer specialising in film and one lecturer specialising in television. This is part of the University’s plans to both save money and to reshape the University ‘strategically’. The two lecturers who will be dismissed are most likely to be junior members of staff (the department has a high proportion of young lecturers) and the new reader/professor will certainly be on a much higher pay scale. Therefore, the cost saving objective behind this plan is not apparent. Neither does the ‘reshaping strategy’ (e.g. scaling back film and television while investing in theatre) have any clear reasoning behind it. Repeatedly, the University has claimed that the decision to favour theatre in the current plans is based upon perceptions of relative research strength. For example, early in the process of planning where to make cuts, the University management suggested that film performed less well in the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). It was pointed out that this was pure speculation (the RAE results are completely anonymous and do not identify individual lecturers let alone separate theatre from film or television) and they eventually retracted this claim (or, rather, stopped saying it). However, they continue to point to the perceived greatest value for the department of theatre as a research discipline as the basis for their decisions. Whenever they are questioned on the academic basis for their strategy, the University management is unable to point to any factual data, any objective or empirical evidence. We, the undersigned, point out that the University seems to be basing their continued strategy, which will destroy two careers, on gossip and innuendo.
Moreover, by singling out film and television specialists, the University is effectively undermining the interdisciplinarity of the department, which is one of its renowned features. For example, the BA in Film and Theatre is a single-honours degree. The disciplines are substantially integrated through the department’s teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as through the department’s research. Moreover, the recently advertised post of reader/professor in theatre would be the replacement of a retired member of staff whose job title was ‘professor in film and drama’.
We note that the department has been unable to appoint at reader level or above in theatre on two separate occasions (the post was last advertised in August 2010 and the University was unable to draw up a shortlist of a sufficient calibre). In effect, this means that the University will fire two (almost certainly junior) academics in order to have the ‘research leadership’ of a person who they cannot find. This is not only morally indefensible but is also severely misguided. The department is a very young one (in terms of the age of its lecturers), the University having repeatedly invested in the long-term potential of junior staff. Neither the University nor the department has ever suggested junior staff are not fulfilling this potential, so they should have the patience to realise the long-term vision their previous appointments demonstrated and reward the excellence in teaching and research displayed by this vibrant department. The University has also invested in an £11 million building for the department (opening Easter this year), which will contain state of the art facilities for theatre, film and television, and we, the undersigned, suggest the University should better value the staff who will work in its new buildings.
In the current climate, many will feel that financial savings must be made at Reading and at other universities. However, here as elsewhere, savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. We do not accept the University pursuing a misguided and short-termist agenda that will destroy careers, staff morale, will weaken the diversity of research and teaching in the department and is part of a ‘strategy’ that is ill-conceived and lacks an objective grounding in fact.
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To those signing the petition, we ask if you would please email as many of the senior members of the University of Reading management that you can in order to protest against its mistreatment of staff and to demand that it withdraw from its plans for a new appointment in theatre so that it can save existing posts.
The email addresses are below and we have also included a suggested template for the email at the bottom. Please use/don’t use as you see fit. We would be so grateful if you can show your support for the staff in Reading FTT in any way you can and protest against the sacking of two lecturers in order to get in a new, more senior member of staff. This is all part of a severely misguided (not to mention callous) management agenda.
Thank you so much for your support!
Gordon Marshall (Vice Chancellor): email@example.com
Christopher Fisher (President of University Council): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Downes (Deputy Vice Chancellor): email@example.com
Rob Robson (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Walker (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities): email@example.com
Jonathan Bignell (Head of School of Arts, English and Communication Design and member of FTT department): firstname.lastname@example.org
I call on the University of Reading to withdraw its plans to make two lecturers redundant in its Film, Theatre and Television department (FTT) while appointing a new reader/professor in the same department. The University says that its ‘intention remains of course to avoid the need for compulsory redundancy where this is possible’ yet these redundancies are clearly avoidable here – a reader/professor clearly costs a lot more than the lecturers the University plans to dismiss. These redundancies will not only potentially destroy two careers, they will undermine the interdisciplinarity the FTT department is known for and the diversity and vibrancy of its teaching and research.
In the current climate, the University management clearly feels that financial savings must be made. However, here as elsewhere, the savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. I contend that this would be a much less divisive and much less destructive way of coping with the current funding crisis and would therefore prove to be a much more effective management policy in the longer term.
Thanks for your time in reading this.
We the viewers of Centric Television, ask for a second season to Model City. We are encouraging for you to bring back the show.
Ending "10 Things I Hate About You" -- after a fantastic season, no less -- with Bianca off the cheer squad, Chastity attending another school, Joey kissing a slore (slut/whore, if you were confused) on national television and Larry Miller walking in on Katrick in bed together? "10 Things I Hate About You" has evolved very nicely into one of your strongest series -- fun, funny, a well-written and entertaining half hour ride -- and the fact that you let it go so prematurely?
Several critics praised the series for containing clever dialogue and appealing and rooted characters. Brian Lowry of Variety described the show as "a solid roll for the cable network that was once an albatross around the neck of parent Disney." One critic proclaimed the series as "best thing that ABC Family has ever produced." Randee Dawn of The Hollywood Reporter thought that the series "has genuine appeal." This show deserves a second chance, The ratings were through the roof until they changed the time slot and abcfamily was no longer on some basic cable channels.
This is an amazing show and the best series they have so lets bring it back!
MJHT-A show which started as college based show focusing on youth and fun and not at all rona dhona type. It got an awesome response from viewers.
As the story progressed, it started becoming drama show but in that too the characters bring back the flavour.All in all this is the jaan of so many peoples who cry when there is a sad track and laugh when there is a fun track. Can you guys imagine one of the four leads (Mayank,Nupur,Samrat and Gunjan) die in a road mishap and leave show?
So the show your fan power and stop this from happening.
CBS is taking As the World Turns off the air because they said they are losing viewers.
But, everyone I know WANTS it to stay on air!!
I think that South Park should be able to show the last episode uncensored online. It is called freedom of speech Well just because one jerk makes a treat to you dose not mean you have beep major parts of the episode out.
I think it should be left the way it is online uncensored online only so that fans can watch the show without any beeped out.
We, the loyal fans of the series Ghost Whisperer would like to make our voices heard. We humbly stand by our wish to save this series from being canceled at the conclusion of season 5. It has proved to be among the best in the 2009-2010 season and therefore deserves a chance at returning for season 6. The series is remarkable and well worth watching.
It is our sincerest wish that the series return for season six and get the chance to finish on the terms of its creators and cast instead of the network.
It is our belief that it should be up to those who create the series to say when it should end.
Toonattik has been on our screens since 5th February 2005. Millions of children and families watch the 120 minute programme every Saturday and Sunday morning between 7.25AM - 9.25AM.
If the programme is axed there will be millions of disappointed children all over the UK. As someone who has been watching Toonattik since it began over 5 years ago.
Richard Herring is a comedy institution who has been off the television since 1999 (Give or take a few cameos and panel show appearances) who is now due his own series.
He has found success in the podcasting arena which has enabled thousands of people to (re)discover his talent and led to a show with his podcast partner Andrew Collins on 6music.
Now is the time he should have his own comedy show - he is a genius!
The National Media Museum has decided to cut costs and close it's TV studio, effecting students and professionals alike.
Anyone who uses this studio currently has no where else to go, with the only option being to buy an inferior place to make programmes with inferior equipment.
Since Bradford has recently been awarded City of Film, why would the National Media Museum do this to everyone?
These facilities currently draw students to Bradford University which will no doubt mean a decline in interest in Bradford media production courses.
In September 2008, Cartoon Network made "ONE" of its biggest mistakes ever, they had CANCELED toonami, "ONE" of its best programming blocks, which mainly showed anime and animated shows. I, and many others, were disappointed that this happened and believe it should be fixed immediately.
Dear Warner Bros. Studios, on behalf of many individuals, I am petitioning to see to it that the televison series Freddy's Nightmares gets a Region 1 DVD release in North America. Even though the Region 2 sales were lackluster in Europe, I assure you that they would be much better in the U.S. and Canada (Especially with the remake on the horizon, renewing interest in the series with fans.).
For awhile now, I have heard other Nightmare fans wish, beg, and pray for this series on Region 1 DVD. I too wish that this would happen very soon.
The following are a few online references that show just how much some die-hard Freddy fans are drooling over the possibilty of seeing Freddy's Nightmares on DVD:
73. More GORE on G4
DVDuesday seems to be the only time Chris Gore gets to shine on G4. Being a fan, I did a little research and found that Gore has far more to offer the channel if they would just tap into his potential.
This petition is a request to "the powers that be" at G4 to give Chris Gore his own movie-related show.
Since the early 1980s, media enthusiasts set out to establish what was labelled "Public Television" services. The US, UK and Canada have had their main public television stations, and numerous satellite station affiliates spread out across their countries during this same period and to date.
Denied by the federal government at the time, the local television industry was authorized to create a community access television service for each metro area’s public, but these stations later dropped the “access” from their branding.
It was in 1994, that this third-tier industry in Australia began using commercialism that to date have increasingly encroached with each station, where it has become more stylized like commercial and public television rather than maintaining the philosophical principles of what a community broadcaster should be. On 4 Nov 09, the federal government gave your publicly owned digital spectrum and $2.6 million dollars to launch another commercial-style television network. Did the federal government seek the public’s opinion prior allocating your public ownerships?
Please sign this Petition and let the Australian Federal Government, under Senator Stephen Conroy know that the public should have been consulted on whether or not current community television stations met their philosophical principles as a community broadcaster, and let the public decide their faith and change for a newly designed television service that can live up its principle intentions.
Big Brother would've been the most entertaining show to some. But to others it brought disgust. However, the majority of people enjoyed it and it was those few people who made it very clear, to everyone, that it was a bad show. Our prime minister, of course, agreed, bring the show and all of it's laughs to stand-still. I am a lover of this show, watching it as a religion almost, my family also enjoyed the show.
Something that should be pointed out is the late-night show of Big Brother. There was a lot of controversy over this, and you know what? Stuff you. If you didn't like the late-night stuff, then don't watch it. Those who complained have ruined it for the rest.
Now, I know this is late; it's almost the end of the year, this being a whole year without the notoriously funny show, Big Brother.
Do YOU miss Toonami, and want it back? Now's your chance.
Toonami ended last night, September 20th, 2008 after 11 years worth of broadcasting. I have no idea why or how, but it did.
If you're like me, here's what we can do.
Sign this petition, and bring back the old Toonami broadcasts stating that you, the people, want it back! We dearly miss Toonami, so I suggest you help out.
Remember Dragonball Z, YuYu, Kenshin, Thundercats and others?
Remember Tom, and his spaceship crew?
Do YOU remember Toonami: Rising Sun, the Saturday morning cartoon segment which ran from 9AM until 12PM, airing Thundercats, DBZ, and Tenchi?
Do YOU remember Toonami: Midnight Run? That show you used to watch late at night, because nothing else was on?
Do YOU, most importantly, remember coming home from school, turning on the TV and stopping everything else so that you could watch some Toonami? I know I do.
HELP BRING TOONAMI BACK!
After 55 years passing in TV, it's time for Eurovision to have its own TV channel! The family Eurovision consists of 6 shows: Eurovision Song Contest; Eurovision Dance Contest; Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Eurovision Talent Contest; Eurovision Young Dancers and Eurovision Young Musicians.
The channel could pass past shows, interviews, video clips, news, live shows (of the 6 contests and national selection shows), etc... It would be good to have a Eurovision Channel, spread all over the world! So, sing this petition, and lets get an Eurovision Channel!
All Saints is one of Australia's highest rating and most successful television dramas and has been incredibly popular in many countries since its debut in February 1998.
Channel 7 recently announced that All Saints will be axed in November, at the end of its 2009 season.
We have a growing Facebook group of 400+ Australian viewers who do not want to see this happen!
Not only is All Saints one of our favourite shows, it is also a source of employment for many talented Australians.
We are sick to death of Americal crime dramas, sitcoms and reality programs and we do not want to see quality Australian dramas such as All Saints replaced with this rubbish!
Leverage is a show on TNT in the USA. It has already been given a third season on it's original channel, but it hasn't yet been shipped to the UK.
The programme was shown on bbc 1, bbc 2 and cbbc from 2002-2006, it was banned for "inappropriate content". However children aged 7 and up (cbbs's target audience) should be able to deal with toilets and pants.
Rabbit Ears Productions began in 1985 when creators Mark Sottnick and Doris Wilhousky started on their first production, "The Velveteen Rabbit" narrated by Meryl Streep. Since the big sucess of "The Velveteen Rabbit," Rabbit Ears Productions has moved on to create a different array of series for the program including "Storybook Classics" which features famous nursery rhymes, "We All Have Tales," which features famous folktales from all around the world and "American Heroes and Legends," which features famous tall tale characters told in the American tradition, such as "John Henry," "Anne Oakley," and "Davy Crockett."
Rabbit Ears Productions was very well known in the 80's and 90's for letting celebrities narrate the stories and also letting famous musicians to provide the music and well known illustrators to provide the artwork for the stories. Probably one of the most notable stories from this fantastic company were "The Velveteen Rabbit" that was narrated by Meryl Streep and was the first story from Rabbit Ears Productions to be made, "Pecos Bill," that was narrated by Robin Williams and has often been known as one of Rabbit Ears' finest accomplishments, "The Fool and the Flying Ship" that was also narrated by Robin Williams and was the first story introduced in the "We All Have Tales" series and is noted for bring the "WAHT" series to flight, and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" that was narrated by Morgan Freeman and was known as the most dramatic story out of the "American Heroes and Legends" series. Of course, there were other stories from Rabbit Ears Productions that have also become popular with many fans and therefore, Rabbit Ears Productions had been one of the longest running children's programs that uses limited animation as it originally ran for 10 years.
Unfortunately, around the mid 90's Rabbit Ears Radio, which was created after the huge success of Rabbit Ears Productions, was taken off the air and this had lead to Rabbit Ears Productions being put out of production for many years.
However, in 2000, Chris Campbell along with Mark Sottnick, picked up the series and now they created a new company called Rabbit Ears Entertainment, where they sell the audio CDs and books of the stories that were featured in Rabbit Ears Productions in the 80's and 90's.
In 2005 "FOX" started to air the series "Prison Break". For a lot of fans "Michael Scofield" became the hero. Besides the audience liked Michael´s relationship with Sara. They even called it "MiSa" for Michael and Sara. All fans hoped for a happy end.
They made videos with Sara and Michael and opened internet pages to talk about "MiSa". But in the series finale the disaster happened. Michael Scofield died.
Now all "MiSa" and Michael-fans are sad and disappointed. So a lot of fans try to save their beloved Michael:
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Since 2004 we have not entered a contest, which is a young version of the esc, and after the recent proof that we can do well in the contest, maybe we should bring the contest back, even if we do not compete in it, as we missed the win of last year for Georgia with the song bzz.
The following persons have the opinion that the Gospel Music Channel should be available to the subscribers of Mediacom cable television.
Currently our anime programming consists of two hours on Mondays from 11 PM to 1 AM (all times Eastern) on Sci Fi, 4 AM Tuesdays on IFC and from 12:30 to 6 AM Saturdays on CN's Adult Swim. Where is the rest we were promised years ago?
Sure we have AniMondays but whtever became of Encore Action's (Starz) AniMidnight anime shows and films? Gone. We used to have anime all night Saturdays and Sundays. Gone. I remember a promise of weekday anime shows from Turner who runs CN. They promised us a return to the old Rurouni Kenshin and InuYasha and Sailor Moon of bygone years but nothing was ever done about it! Anime is so popular now that it would behoove giants like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, etc. to include anime in its lineup. Sponsors would flock to these mogul networks to post ads.
Anime is becoming more and more difficult to find on home videos. Indeed most must be purchased online mainly from Japan. We miss our anime so please help Naruto (see pix) and all his anime friends to come back to us. They have been away far too long! Thank you so much my friends. The Keiman is grateful for your support.
There are only two family tree programmes on British TV screens at the moment as far as I know - Who do you think you are? on BBC1 with repeats on the satellite channel, Yesterday and occasionally on another satellite channel Watch, and also Do you think you're Royal on Sky 1 and repeats on satellite channel, Sky Real Lives.
BBC Wales has its own programme called Coming Home but this is only available to people who live in Wales or to people with satellite and I believe the Ireland may have its own programme.
I believe that more of this type of programming should be on TV in the UK (not just about celebrities, but about real people too!) because it is one of the biggest hobbies/pastimes/interests not just for people in the UK but worldwide nowadays and is growing and the programmes can help people with their research!
Jonathon Ross is a great television presenter, a family man and he does good work for comic relief. He's being tormented and bullied by the media for the littlest things he says.
He can't get away with anything. If you don't like the guy don't watch him or listen to him!!!
About a year ago a very nice woman had been taken from us, her name was Jennifer Davidson! She was the vice president of programming at Cartoon Network. Unfortunately she died and that means someone else has to take her place. This person happened to be Robert Swartz he had a very good history with the Sci-fi network. Although he has no history with Cartoons.
He also has not lived up to the responsibilities needed for Cartoon Network! Believe me I am not insulting Mr. Swartz. Mr. Swartz is probably having as much bad luck or more from this because he gets paid for what he's doing! Therefore because he has no history with cartoons he should not be running Cartoon Network.
I also feel that its for his sake that he does not run Cartoon Network anymore hes probably having ruff go at it right now! So thank you, and please please sign my petition!
I want Channel five web service Demand Five to stream content in Apple Mac supported content, all the other channels support it so why not them.
DRM is no excuse as was the response to the email I got from the channel.
I have already emailed and spoken to a few people about this and they all feel the same way so lets gets some names and get them to change the five's non apple ways!
Carine "Caz" Sturgeon has always dreamed of hosting her own UK Chat show since she was 3 years old. Carine has not had a easy life but her dream has kept her going.
Her You tube Show "The Caz Sturgeon Show is hilarious (www.youtube.com/thecazsturgeonshow).
We think Carine would be perfect on UK television and want to see her host her own weekly chat show!