The Brady Organization Asks Hollywood to Examine On-Screen Gun Violence – Deadline

The Brady Organization Against Gun Violence is calling on Hollywood writers, directors and producers to examine on-screen gun violence and depictions of gun safety, asking the creative community to sign a pledge that has already garnered more of 200 signatures of names such as Judd Apatow, Shonda Rhimes, Damon Lindelof and Jimmy Kimmel and the authors of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The pledge, while noting that the “responsibility lies with the lax gun laws supported by those politicians who are more afraid of losing power than saving lives,” acknowledges that “American storytellers” have the power to “make things change”.

“Cultural attitudes towards smoking, drunk driving, seat belts and marriage equality have all evolved due in large part to the influence of movies and television. It’s time to take charge of gun safety,” Brady’s pledge states, and goes on to ask writers, directors, and producers, where possible, to:

  • Be creative “to model responsible gun ownership and show the consequences of reckless gun use;” “make a conscious effort to show characters securely locking their weapons and making them inaccessible to children”;
  • “Have at least a conversation during pre-production regarding how weapons will be portrayed on screen and consider alternatives that could be used without sacrificing narrative integrity”;
  • “Limit scenes involving children and guns, bearing in mind that guns are now the leading cause of death among children and adolescents.”

The pledge further states: “We are under no illusions that these actions replace common sense gun legislation. Also, this list does not incorporate all shades of on-screen firearms. However, these are small things we can do as a community to try and end this national nightmare. If you are a writer, director or producer, join us by signing up here.

For more information on the pledge, visit Brady’s website here.

To date, the signatories of the commitment are:

Ali Adler
Debbie Allen
Omari Allen
Judd Apatow
Josh Appelbaum
Susan Arnold
Carol Barbee
Alfredo Barrios
Zach Baylin
David Beaubaire
Betsy Beers
Michel Begler
Alexandre Berger
Frederic Berger
Max Berger
Chris Bishop
Kristine Borella
matt bosak
Marty Bowen
Adam Brody
Kristin Burr
Bill Callahan
Christy Callahan
Elizabeth Cantillon
Anne Cherkis
Matt Chesse
Becky Clements
Kat Coiro
Peter Craig
RJ Cutler
Elizabeth Daley
Gary Daubeman
Ainsley Davies
Bill D’Elia
Marjorie David
David Diliberto
Naomi Despres
Travis Donnelly
Carleton Eastlake
Grace Edward
Ben Ellenberg
Doug Ellin
Zack Estrine
Lee Farber
Morgane Faust
Erik Feig
Jon Feldman
jonathan fernandez
Jennifer Flackett Levin
Handsome Flynn
Dana Fox
Eric Michel Garcia
Dede Gardner
Todd Garnier
R. Scott Gemmill
Jonathan Glickman
Will Gluck
Wyck Godfrey
Gary Goldman
Ellen Goldsmith Vein
Al Gough
Jonathan Green
rich green
Bruce Greenwood
Javier Grillo Marxuach
Larry Gross
David Guggenheim
Alejandra Gularte
Lisa Harrison
Lysa Heslov
Grant Heslov
Marc Heyman
Jordan Horowitz
Lauren Youngerich
Devery Jacobs
Tom Jacobson
Craig Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Alexa Jung
Bess Kalb
Gail Katz
richie lively
Mike Kelley
Christopher Keyser
Jimmy Kimmel and the writers of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Simon Kinberg
michelle king
David Kissinger
Laura Kittrell
Jon Koa
Betsy Koch
David Cohan
Jenni Konner
Elysa Koplovitz Dutton
Stacy Kramer
Tim Kring
Natalie Krinsky
Kent Kubena
Roger Kumble
Amanda Lacher
bill laurent
Victor La Vallee
Marc Levin
Chris Levinson
Steve Levitan
Dan Lin
Damon Lindeloff
Chris Long
Kyle Long
Silka Luisa
Melanie Marnich
Randi Mayem Singer
Glen Mazzara
Adam McKay
Katie Mcquerrey
Jeff Melvoin
Jason Mews
Miles Millar
Andrew Miller
Hannah Minghella
Janet Mock
Jordan Monsanto
Chris Morgan
Leslie Morgenstein
Julianne Moore
Sue Naegle
Michael Narducci
Eric Newman
Olivia Newman
Samantha Nissenboim
Matt Nix
Sohrab Noshirvani
Pete Nowalk
Marti Noxon
David Nutter
Peter Paige
Jamie Patrick
Edouard Ponti
Bill Prady
Dawn Prestwich
Daniel Pyne
Jessica Queller
Eric Ramsay
Robia Rachid
Luvh Rakhe
Billy Ray
Andre Reich
Jeannine Renshaw
Shonda Rhimes
Elisabeth Rosenbaum
Scott Rosenbaum
Karen Rosenfelt
Gary Ross
Michael A. Ross
mike royce
Claire Rudnick Polstein
Marc Ruffalo
Claire Scanlon
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Amy Schumer
Travis Sentel
Byron Shah
Frankie Shaw
Scott Berger
David Shore
Dan Shotz
Claudia Solti
Jason Smilovic
Dana Stevens
Fisher Stevens
Michelle Stockwell
Lee Stollman
South Veena
Niels Swinkels
matt tauber
Michael Taylor
Rhys Thomas
Liz Tigelaar
Chris VanDussen
Krista Vernoff
Patrick M. Verrone
Jeff Vespa
Joe Wallenstein
Valerie Weiss
Well of Llewelyn
Marlon West
Ben Wexler
Maya Williams
Irwin Winker
Danielle Wolff
Nicole Yorkin
David Zabel
Lisa Zambri
David W. Zucker

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