I work in the financial industry, but my trade isn't in finance specifically. I'm what you might call a tech geek. If I was a broker, analyst, adviser, fund manager, etc, I'd probably volunteer - as long as my identity isn't revealed.
For those of you who are... read his plea below:
Will You Help Me With My Next Film? ...a request from Michael Moore
February 11, 2009
I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know. Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know "the real deal" about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history.
All correspondence with me will be kept confidential. Your identity will be protected and you will decide to what extent you wish to participate in telling the greatest crime story ever told.
The important thing here is for you to step up as an American and do your duty of shedding some light on this financial collapse. A few good people have already come forward, which leads me to believe there are many more of you out there who know what's going on. Here's your chance to let your fellow citizens in on the truth.
If you have any info that would help, please contact me at my private email address: email@example.com.
For the rest of you on my email list who don't work in the financial industry, you're probably wondering, "What the heck is this all about? I thought he said he was making a romantic comedy!"
Well, I just can't say much right now. I'm sure you can understand why. One thing I can tell you is that you're gonna like this movie when I'm done with it. Oh, yeah...
So, again, if you work for a bank, a brokerage firm or an insurance company -- or if you have seen things or heard things that you believe the American people have a right to know -- please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help!
I'm sure we can all guess what exactly his next project is going to be about, based on the letter above. Although, I wonder if he really does need the help he's requesting, or if this is just a showman's stunt, to get us excited about what's to come.
I'm sure this letter will be circulated widely over the next few days, and I'm sure he'll receive a ton of emails in response - some volunteering, and some telling him to go to hell (he does have his share of enemies out there).
But, I suppose I can understand how it might be a challenge for him to attract those who work in the financial sector, even though he is Michael Moore. Although, it is because he is who he is that some may not be willing to talk to him, forcing him to take measures like this one - a plea letter.
And why would anyone want to talk to a person whose likely intent is to lambaste the industry in which you work. Unless you're on your way out, or just don't give a damn!
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