News George A. Romero to Receive Steeltown Award From Greg Nicotero Published 1 year ago on April 26, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet The godfather of zombies George A. Romero is to receive the Pioneer Award, presented by director, producer and special-effects professional Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, The Chronicles of Narnia), reports Triblive Nicotero, who’s also from Pittsburgh, got started as assistant to special effects pioneer Tom Savini on Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985). Steeltown Entertainment Project is honoring Romero, the director of zombie classic Night of the Living Dead and Bill Isler, longtime CEO of the Fred Rogers Company, with its Elly Awards on April 27. “Fred Rogers and George Romero — you can’t go to another town and find two people like that,” says Carl Kurlander, president and CEO of Steeltown Entertainment Project. “People who ‘stayed home’ and built an industry.” Isler, who also was the first executive director of the Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College, will receive the Legacy Award. To find out more about the award, check out Triblive. Related Topics: Up Next Ted Raimi to Host 35mm Screening of ‘Army of Darkness’ at Texas Theatre Don't Miss MTV’s Third Season of “Scream” Gets a Complete Reboot With New Spin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD19 hours ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News22 hours ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews2 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News4 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News5 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!