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emailed WME and posted as a review on the WME facebook fan page:
Your company has lost whatever credibility it had left (not much). Josh Berman and Level 1 Productions have for years made films that capture the creativity, camaraderie and overall enjoyment of the sport. Your company has not made a legitimate ski movie for a decade. You should be ashamed of yourselves for attempting to halt the progression and exposure of our sport. The future of skiing lies in the hands of people like Josh Berman, and him including a legend such as Mr. Miller in his film would have done nothing but make the next generation of skiers curious about this man. It would have most likely led to an increase in the circulation of whatever terrible movie you have made this year, however, the damage you have done to your reputation will not be repaired with the new generation of skiers.
I was at the Level 1 world premiere in Denver recently, and I can assure you that there was a genuine excitement in the crowd when Mr. Miller's voice was first heard. No one was thinking "Man, this really damages WME's reputation." The general consensus was how great it was that a legend of the industry was reaching out to a new generation. Perhaps if your company understood where the sport is heading, you would realize that Miller's voice in a Level 1 movie is the best thing to happen to your company in who knows how long because no one pays attention to your company except gapers from New Jersey and Texas. If your company sincerely cared about the sport, you would drop this ridiculous lawsuit now and pay Mr. Berman and Level 1 Productions a hefty sum of money for the best advertising your company has received in years.
i lod. good job matt
To Whom This May Concern,
In regards to the current issue of WWE vs. L1P, I would like to address the situation concerning the Warren Miller voice throughout the Level 1 Productions film "Refresh".
Level 1 has been producing ski films for the past ten years and breaking boundries with the video footage shown in the videos over the years. From what I read on the situation, Warren Miller decided to be the voice throughout the L1P video "Refresh".
Reading an article on the WWE case, it says that WWE has called using the voice of Warren Miller to cause "irreparable damage". I want to know what damage has been caused by using the voice. From what I understand, Warren Miller himself does not work for Warren Miller Entertainment anymore. If it wasn't for Warren Miller and his love for skiing, Warren Miller Entertainment wouldn't be as large as it is today. I have watched Warren Miller films over the last seven and eight years which have proven to be a well received ski movie and company. With this current outrage on L1P however, I believe your company is going in many wrong directions that what Warren Miller himself would have thought was appropriate.
In today's society where even a man's voice becomes property shows that our world is becoming more and more materialistic than need be. Because of material items, such as Warren's voice, our country is forgetting the more important problems currently approaching. Granted, money is what makes our society function better than ever, but money is also the central problem in the case of the Warren Miller Entertainment vs. Level 1 court case. I used to think skiing was one of the "free" areas I could get out of the world's problems but anymore, problems seem to follow everything.
Many of the ski community I associate with, which is larger than 100,000, believe Warren Miller Entertainment needs to reconsider the case against L1P.
In todays world, it is too short to worry about one man's voice. Instead of trying to sue one of the most influential video companies in the ski industry towards the younger generation, try and one up it. By producing a better video, it would associate Warren Miller Entertainment with a better light than trying to take out a progressive ski production company.
According to a quote from Warren Miller himself, "Knowing where we sit, we don't want to dig the hole deeper. If everybody is reasonable, it should be a fairly easy fix."
So Warren Miller Entertainment, listen to the man that made you big, and realize what you are doing for the sanity of the skiing population.
Thank you for your time.
To Warren Miller entertainment,
This e-mail is in regards about the problem that your having with Level
1 productions. I am not fully sure of the reason why you are trying to
destroy level 1. Level 1 has been one of the top ski film makers for the
last ten years. Their films have been enjoyed by park rats and backcountry
skiers alike. The fact that you are suing them for using Warren Miller
himself is ridicules. The fact that Warren Miller doesn't want to be a part
of your films anymore shows how much your company has screwed up. Warren
Miller has been making ski movies for as long as I can remember and even
before I was born. However, the films have been slowly getting worse and
worse now that he isn't part of you anymore. It almost seems like your
trying to get back at him for leaving you but this is not the way to do it.
I have supported you guys for the last ten years and have gone to every
premier since I can remember, however I cannot seem to do that this year. I
am personal friends with Finn Anderson and really looked forward to
supporting him too but that's not going to happen. You are going to loose a
lot of business with this. I hope you realize what a mistake this is and I
really hope you change your minds.
Your fellow skier,
DEFINETELY, what he said.
Send them a e-mail right now if you still havent!