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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zombie king George Romero to be honored alongside young entertainment pioneers at 2017 Elly Awards

NEXTpittsburgh: Hollywood has the Oscars, but Pittsburgh has the Ellys, an award show created to honor area entertainment pioneers. For its second year, the Elly Awards will recognize a group of people who have helped define the city’s film and television scene.

On April 27, industry professionals from all over Pittsburgh will join the event’s organizer, Steeltown, at the newly renovated Union Trust Building for an evening defined by the undead. The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero will serve as a presenter, a fitting tribute to Elly Pioneer Award recipient George Romero, the famed horror director who unleashed zombies on Allegheny County with his iconic Living Dead film series.

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