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September 6, 2017—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce it will bestow a posthumous Outstanding Achievement Award to George Casey, who died on June 3, 2017, at the age of 84. The award will be presented at the GSCA Achievement Awards on the evening of Tuesday, September 26, at the DoubleTree Magnificent Mile in Chicago. The award ceremony is held as part of the annual GSCA International Conference and Trade Show.
August 2, 2017—Veteran giant-screen filmmaker George Casey died on June 3 at the age of 84. His career in GS films spanned four decades, during which he produced nine films, directed eight, and wrote six.
The Eruption of Mount St. Helens!
(1980) was the first GS film to be nominated for an Academy Award. He also gleaned Oscar nominations for Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
(1998) and two earlier specialty films. James Hyder
has generously allowed us to reprint the tribute to George Casey that he wrote for the Summer 2017 issue of LF Examiner.
July 5, 2017—We're so very sorry to share that legendary, Oscar-nominated director/producer George Casey has died. Mr. Casey’s films include Africa: The Serengeti, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild, Amazing Journeys, Eruption of Mount St. Helens, The Great Barrier Reef, Ring of Fire, Darwin on the Galapagos, and Genesis. Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues. Mr. Casey's memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, located in Mission Valley, on July 17, at 4pm. Read his full obituary here.