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Jinx
03-30-2003, 07:42 PM
Charities often get celebrities to endorse their cause. How do you even make such a contact to get the ball rolling??? - Jinx

leander
03-30-2003, 08:04 PM
Most likely by contacting their agent or publicist.

If you personally have a charity that you want a celeb to endorse, I would find out who their agent is (check www.whorepresents.com -- no, that's not a typo..), and call them to "make contact," then send a letter outlining your ideas/needs. I would address the letter to the agent (not the actor), otherwise it might be seen as fanmail and chucked out.

(For more info on actors' agents, call (323) 549-6737, 9 am to 4:45 pm (PT), Monday through Friday -- they will give you the name of actors' reps, though only 3 at a time.)

Also, it might help to find out which "causes" those celebs are interested in -- as it would give you an idea of what they like to support and whether yours is similar.

leander
03-30-2003, 08:16 PM
Just found a few sites that might help:

This one (http://www.mediatrust.org/online_guides/celebrity%20support.pdf) (pdf) gives some general info on celebs and causes.

This one (http://www.celebritysource.com/index.html) is a service which connects celebs to clients, though you must pay for that service.

Good luck!

Skywatcher
03-31-2003, 10:55 AM
The IMDb (http://www.imdb.com) also has contact info for many celebs. Might not be accurate but it's worth a shot.

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