RESOLUTION NO. RS2009-600
A resolution recognizing the contributions of The Go Green With Dr. Gangrene campaign, New Valiant Productions, and WNAB CW 58 Creature Feature for their faithful service in the best interest of the City of Nashville Tennessee and Davidson County.
WHEREAS, Mr. Larry Underwood, Ms. Linda Wylie, Mr. Cameron McCasland, and Mr. Michael Creason award winning film makers and television producers here in Nashville have achieved tremendous success and are well deserving of recognition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Larry Underwood began his career at Middle Tennessee State University, Ms. Linda Wylie began her career with the Globe Theater London, UK and Second City Chicago, Mr. Cameron McCasland began his career at East Texas Baptist University, and Mr. Creason began his career with the New York Institute of Photography; and
WHEREAS, New Valiant Production's film makers Cameron McCasland & Michael Creason began in Nashville, Tennessee in the summer of 2007, and joined with Larry Underwood, Linda Wylie & the staff of Nashville WNAB CW58 Creature Feature which began broadcasting in Nashville in June of 1999, to create the series of public service shorts entitled Go Green With Dr. Gangrene to bring awareness to environmental and safety concerns to the citizens of Nashville; and
WHEREAS, Larry Underwood playing Dr. Gangrene, and Linda Wylie playing Nurse Moan-Eek have provided quality television entertainment to the Nashville area since 1999 with the award winning television program, Creature Feature (Where it’s Halloween all year long) on WNAB CW 58, keeping in tradition of former Nashville Horror Host Sir Cecil Creape portrayed by Russ McCown on WSM-TV in the 1970s continuing the tradition; and
WHEREAS, New Valiant Productions premiered the series of shorts entitled “Trash Day Of The Dead” , “Two-Lane Trash Stop” and “Bonehead” for the “Go Green With Dr. Gangrene Crusade (produced by Michael Creason and directed by Cameron McCasland and Starring Larry Underwood and Linda Wylie as Dr. Gangrene and Nurse Moan-Eek) on Creature Feature's home station WNAB Nashville CW 58 as well as on the web through their official web pages www.gogreencrusade.com , www.newvaliant.com, and www.drgangrene.com; and
WHEREAS, during their tenure at New Valiant Productions and Nashville WNAB CW58 Creature Feature Undewood, Wylie, McCasland, & Creason won several awards including The 2008 Sapphire Blingy Award For Environmental Excellence, The 2008 Golden Marcom Award, and the 2008 AEGIS Finalist Award for the short Trash Day Of The Dead as well as being recognized with the Governors Award Of Merit for their work on the Go Green With Dr. Gangrene campaign awarded by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes Mr. Larry Underwood, Ms. Linda Wylie, Mr. Cameron McCasland, and Mr. Michael Creason for their distinguished careers and wish them well on their future projects.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the contributions of The Go Green With Dr. Gangrene campaign, New Valiant Productions, and WNAB CW 58 Creature Feature for their faithful service in the best interest of the City of Nashville Tennessee and Davidson County.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Mr. Larry Underwood, Ms. Linda Wylie, Mr. Cameron McCasland, and Mr. Michael Creason.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Duane Dominy