Regarded as an icon and living legend in the horror community is the godfather of zombies George A. Romero. His classic films will be played as long as there is such a thing as Halloween or late night movies. Well finally the man that raised a new generation of sadistic movie watchers is finally getting his due. It was announced today via a live stream that Romero will get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Can we all take a moment to say “it’s about goddamn time!” This is huge news coming from the horror world and we have the official press release right from TFW listed below. It’s rumored that Romero and Lee are currently working on a project and with the recent announcements of Universal and Marvel working together will we see a Marvel Zombies film soon? Only time will tell. On a real sad day where the world lost another iconic figure in Pat Summitt it’s nice to see some of the remaining ones be recognized! Big shout out goes to last years TFW convention for raising the funds to get this enacted.
The Godfather of Zombies, George A. Romero, will finally receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The official announcement came today via a live stream from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame. Those who attended the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 event will remember our fundraising efforts. Chris Roe Management spearheaded and led the fundraising efforts at Texas Frightmare Weekend. TFW was more than willing to lend a hand to Chris for the iconic director. The majority of the money raised to fund the effort to get Romero’s Star was raised right here at Texas Frightmare Weekend. A massive memorabilia auction and screenings of the 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas contributed to the cause.
Texas Frightmare Weekend founder and director Loyd Cryer said, “We’re extremely excited that Romero has been recognized for his immeasurable contribution to the filmmaking world.”. He added, “The TFW attendees were largely responsible for making this possible in part to their generous contributions.”
More details will be announced about the ceremony that is to be held sometime in 2017.
To view the announcement please visit http://www.walkoffame.com.
Via Chris Roe Management:
For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016
Chris Roe Management proudly congratulates our client, legendary director and writer, George A. Romero on his nomination approval for a Star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. George’s ceremony will be a part of the 2017 lineup of ceremonies. Details on the exact date will come later this year.
The 2017 announcement was just made on a live stream from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. They too will be issuing a press release immediately.
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