Friday, November 23, 2007

"Smallville" Fans Get The Lead Out...

Al Gough, executive producer/writer of the Vancouver-shot, CW TV series "Smallville", has announced a way for fans of the show to support the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.

"Every show with a loyal and devoted fanbase such as our own is getting together..." said Gough.

" an effort to send a million pencils to the CEOs of the six media conglomerates and let them know that the fans are behind us."

Fans can go to unitedhollywood where there will be a banner/button to click through to buy boxes of pencils.

Gough said if there's money left over, it will be donated to the Union Solidarity Fund, a nonprofit for non-WGA members affected by the strike.

When fans click to buy the pencils, they can choose to identify the show they are supporting.

Gough said the pencils will be delivered in bulk by trucks to the CEOs of the six conglomerates, Disney, News Corp., Viacom, Time Warner, CBS and GE.

"This has the potential to be a historic moment in fan history. The first time that all fandoms band together to show that they are a force to be reckoned with to the corporate world..."