Contacting CTV

People have asked me if writing or e-mailing CTV would help keep ONCE A THIEF on the air. It's worth a try! Some guidelines:

   Be friendly and polite. No one is going to finish reading a letter that starts out, "You @#$%, put the show back on."

   Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. We tend to be sloppy about those things on the net, but to the rest of the world, they are very important. We want to come across as being reasonably mature, well-educated, and professional - the kind of viewers networks want.

   Be brief and to the point. These people are busy, and keeping your message concise shows that you value their time and attention.

   Snail-mail will probably have more impact than e-mail, since corporations tend to be old-fashioned. Use a business-size envelope and type rather than hand-write the address on it.

   Get your friends to write, too, but please, do not spam. Crashing their mail server with 1,000 messages from one person is not going to get our point across. Similarly, they won't be impressed with a bunch of identical, photocopied letters or a lot of signatures on one letter. It's better for each person to write his or her own, original letter.

   Write them more than once, but again, do not spam. Send them a message once every week or two, just to let them know you are still interested. And sign your real, full name.


CTV Television Network Ltd.

250 Yonge Street, Suite 1800
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2N8
TEL: (416) 595-4462
FAX: (416) 595-0917

The CTV Television Network Website

If you have names or addresses that might be better contacts than these, please e-mail me and I will add them.

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