"Fans honor CW leading lady & Smallville star, Allison Mack, with tribute commercial to air in Los Angeles.
Smallville fans have funded a professionally-filmed tribute commercial for the CW leading lady Allison Mack and her tv character, Chloe Sullivan, to air this Spring in Los Angeles before this season concludes. Starring on Smallville since 2001, Ms. Mack has gained a large and devoted fan base as one of the CW's most beloved stars."Legendary" was co-produced by ReKon Productions in Los Angeles and features actresses wearing Supergirl t-shirts to talk about the meaning of the character to the fans. Allison Mack really is one of the best things about Smallville. Her character has gone from having a crush on Clark Kent, to pretty much being the brains behind the whole operation.While we may never see the commercial air here in Arizona, hopefully it'll be on Youtube soon.
For the completion of her 9th year on the series, Smallville fans decided to celebrate Allison Mack and her tv character, Chloe Sullivan, with a commercial project entitled Legendary. Scripted and funded entirely by fans, this first of its kind tribute ad was filmed in Los Angeles in late February. In the capable hands of the director, Jon Michael Kondrath, cast and crew created a tribute ad focusing on who Chloe Sullivan is and what she means to Smallville fans.
The ad highlights milestones in Chloe Sullivan's journey from her introduction as a high school student in Smallville to being hired at the Daily Planet as well as becoming Clark Kent's confidante.
The website, Legendary (http://www.legendarychloe.com/), has been set up for the project. Although the intial goals of the project have been met, the organizers invite other Smallville fans to help them expand the project with longer air time for the ad or airing it in a second tv market.
Ms. Mack has been the center of a flurry of fan activity recently. Earlier this year, Smallville fans participated in Operation: Truth & Justice, another initiative to honor Ms. Mack, in which fans donated $3000 to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in her name and sent the CW star baskets of fan created gifts in appreciation of her performance."
But, what does this mean for the future? What would happen if every cabal of devoted fans produced commercials and sent gift baskets? Would Dollhouse still be on the air? Could Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles be in its third season? Could Jericho fans have skipped sending CBS 20 tons of peanuts? It's a bold new initiative, and could open doors for fans to effect the future of their favorite projects.
On the other hand, it could create a Jihad among fan groups. Let's keep it under control people, otherwise we'd have an hour-long commercial for "Green Arrow" pre-empting the show.
Tomorrow, we'll feature an interview with Maggie Bridger about the commercial and the "Legendary" project.
How do you feel about honoring an actress, such as Allison Mack, with a television commercial?
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