The undersigned join IFP, the Writers Guild of America, AFMA, BAFTA/LA, BAFTA/EC, over 150 filmmakers; and virtually every member of the creative community urging the MPAA and the studios it represents to stop the ban on “for your consideration” screeners, explore alternative solutions to curtailing piracy, and restore integrity to our business and the Academy Awards.

Richard Abramowitz

Andrew Adamson

Laird Adamson

Alexis Alexanian

David Alexanian

Michael Almereyda

Pedro Almodóvar

Robert Altman

Allison Anders

Ken Annakin

Rosanna Arquette

Paul Thomas Anderson

Wes Anderson

Gregg Araki

Darren Aronofsky

Miguel Arteta

Josh Astrachan

Allen Bain

Bob Balaban

Lucy Barzun

Judy Becker

Steven C. Beer

Jamie Bell

Karen Beninati

Shari Springer Berman

Fred Berner

Bob Berney

Dorothy Berwin

Laura Bickford

Selma Blair

Lawrence Bock

John Boorman

Josh Braun

Anthony Bregman

Peter Broderick

Adrien Brody

David Brown

Effie T. Brown

Tony Bui

Edward Burns

Ellen Burstyn

Steve Buscemi

Mara Buxbaum

Patricia Cardoso

Anne Carey

Ed Carroll

Don Cheadle

Jeremiah Chechik

Lisa Cholodenko

Caldecot Chubb

Glenn Close

Rachel Cohen

JT Compton

Bill Condon

Karen Cooper

Francis Ford Coppola

Noah Cowan

Brian Cox

Richard Curtis

Willem Dafoe

Lee Daniels

Gary Dartnall

Rosario Dawson

Bob Degus

Benicio Del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

Ira Deutchman

Tom DiCillo

Matt Dillon

Jeff Dowd

Marcy Drogin

Olympia Dukakis

Faye Dunaway

Marty Edelstein

Atom Egoyan

Nora Ephron

Jim Fall

Jon Favreau

Ilene Feldman

Julian Fellowes

Robert Festinger

Todd Field

Mike Figgis

David Fincher

Jennifer Flackett

Alexa L. Fogel

Bridget Fonda

Peter Fonda

Frank Frattaroli

Brenda Fricker

Dan Fried

Peter Friedman

Sean Furst

Rodrigo García

Troy Garity

Sarah Michelle Geller

Nelson George

Terry George

Jon Gerrans

Brian Gersh

Alex Gibney

Darren Goldberg

Kit Golden

Michel Gondry

Ryan Gosling

Todd Graff

Edith Grant

Guy Green

David Gordon Green

Sarah Green

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Philip Haas

Don Haber

Dolly Hall

Vondie Curtis Hall

Lasse Hallström

Mark Hanlon

Marcia Gay Harden

Catherine Hardwicke

Anne Harrison

Todd Haynes

Peter Hedges

Monte Hellman

Dennis Higgins

Leslie Holleran

Nicole Holofcener

Ted Hope

Shawn Hopkins

Paul Howson

Marcus Hu

Evan Hunter

Holly Hunter

Nicholas Hytner

Joseph Infantolino

Annette Insdorf

James Ivory

Mick Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Jim Jarmusch

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Catherine Jelski

Tamara Jenkins

Norman Jewison

Spike Jonze

Michael Kafka

Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

Irma Kalish

Denise Kasell

Ross Katz

Moisés Kaufman

Richard Kelly

Jeff Kleeman

Jason Kliot

Pam Koffler

Eva Kolodner

Peter Kosminsky

Jasmine Kosovic

Wayne Kramer

Donald Krim

Neil LaBute

Greg Laemmle

Richard LaGravenese

Jody Lambert

Dale Launer

George LaVoo

Terry Lawler

Jerome Lawrence

Jack Lechner

James Le Gros

Ang Lee

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Kasi Lemmons

Joshua Leonard

Mark Levin

Barry Levinson

Richard Linklater

Jeff Lipsky

Lynne Littman

Michael London

Sidney Lumet

Susan Lyall

Scott Macaulay

Alison Maclean

Mike Maggiore

Amir Malin

David Mamet

Luis Mandoki

Tom Mangan

Liz Manne

John Manulis

Bert Manzari

Karol Martesko-Fenster

Dave Matthews

Robert May

Tom McCarthy

Frances McDormand

Ross McElwee

Doug McGrath

Ismail Merchant

Charlotte Mickie

Paul Miller

Rebecca Miller

John Cameron Mitchell

Matthew Modine

Andrew Mondshein

Christopher Monger

Karen Montgomery

Errol Morris

Samantha Morton

Gail Mutrux

Ginger Myers

Mira Nair

Ronald Neame

Nick Nolte

Michael Nozik

Lena Olin

Edward James Olmos

Frank Oz

Lisa Panzera

Kip Pardue

Laurie Parker

Taj Paxton

Raoul Peck

Mark Pellington

Elizabeth Peña

Richard Peña

Arthur Penn

Robin Wright Penn

Sean Penn

John Penotti

Lee Percy

Rosie Perez

Lydia Dean Pilcher

Oliver Platt

Amos Poe

Mark Polish

Michael Polish

Sarah Polley

Richard Portman

Parker Posey

Pete Postlethwaite

Ed Pressman

Robert Pulcini

Carole D. Radziwill

Robert Redford

Keanu Reeves

Linda Reisman

Christina Ricci

Paul Richardson

Linus Roache

Jeff Roda

Howard A. Rodman

Robert Rodriguez

Rosemary Rodriguez

Nicolas Roeg

Leslie Rogers

Mark Romanek

Scott Rosenfelt

Jane Rosenthal

Tim Roth

Bruce Joel Rubin

Alan Rudolph

Mark Ruffalo

Judith Rutherford

Winona Ryder

Ira Sachs

Sonoko Sakai

Bob Salerno

Walter Salles

Peter Samuelson

Midge Sanford

Susan Sarandon

Peter Sarsgaard

Michelle Satter

Nancy Savoca

Ed Saxon

Fred Schepisi

Adam Schiff

Darren Stein

John Schmidt

Barbara Schock

Paul Schrader

Liev Schriver

Rick Schroder

Barbet Schroeder

Annabella Sciorra

Jesse Scolaro

Jonathan Sehring

Jim Sheridan

Chlöe Sevigny

Steve Shainberg

Chris Sievernich

Mary Jane Skalski

John Sloss

Alex Smith

Brooke Smith

Cauleen Smith

Sofia Sondervan

Sissy Spacek

Marion Spiegelman

Kirk Stambler

Fisher Stevens

Randy Stone

Susan A. Stover

Charles Sturridge

Andrew Sugerman

Mark Suozzo

Peter Sushitzky

Hilary Swank

Mary Sweeney

Massy Tadjedin

Jonathan Taplin

Jim Taylor

Lili Taylor

Michael Taylor

Julie Taymor

Victoria Tennant

Jeremy Thomas

Lisa Tornell

Paul Torok

Leo Trombetta

Basil Tsiokos

John Turturro

Tracey Ullman

Christine Vachon

Joana Vicente

Thomas Vinterberg

Daisy von Scherler Mayer

Alan Wade

Brigid Walsh

John Waters

Naomi Watts

Eric Watson

Roger Weisberg

Stanley Weiser

John Wells

Ryan Werner

Frank Whaley

Diana Williams

Tim Williams

Tod Williams

Gary Winick

Mare Winningham

Michael Winterbottom

Cary Woods

Eden H.Wurmfeld

Boaz Yakin

Janet Yang

Rebecca Yeldham

Marina Zenovich

Also in support: AIVF, Asian Cinevision, Film Arts Foundation and F/VA. For more information, visit www.ifp.org.

In addition, we ask that everyone who is affected by this ban on screeners to join us in petitioning the MPAA and its seven member companies plus Dreamworks and New Line, to call a moratorium on the ban on screeners.

  • DISNEY

    Michael D. Eisner

    Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

  • DREAMWORKS

    David Geffen

    Partner

    Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Partner

    Steven Spielberg

    Partner

  • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

    Howard Stringer

    President & CEO of Sony Pictures Corporation of America

    Amy Pascal

    Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman Columbia Pictures

    Jeff Blake

    Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Yair Landau

    Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • MGM

    Alex Yemenidjian

    Chairman/CEO

  • MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MPAA)

    Jack Valenti

    President and CEO

  • NEW LINE CINEMA

    Robert Shaye

    Co-Chairman/Co-CEO

    Michael Lynne

    Co-Chairman/Co-CEO

  • PARAMOUNT

    Sherry Lansing

    Chairman & CEO Motion Picture Group, Paramount Pictures

    Jonathan Dolgen

    Chairman Viacom Entertainment Group

  • 20th CENTURY FOX STUDIOS

    James Gianopulos

    Chairman

    Tom Rothman

    Chairman

    Peter Chernin

    President /COO, Fox News Corporation

  • UNIVERSAL PICTURES

    Ron Meyer

    President/COO, Universal

    Stacey Snider

    Chairman, Universal

  • WARNER BROS.

    Barry M. Meyer

    Chairman/CEO

    Alan Horn

    President/COO

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