2018 Honoree

CASEY KRILEY, Producer and Director

UM’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to honor Casey Kriley, Producer and Director, during its eighteenth annual scholarship event, Odyssey of the Stars—A Celebration of Artistic Journeys.

Casey is an award winning director and producer known for Top Chef, Project Runway, Project Greenlight, All In With Cam Newton, The Real L Word, Cleveland Hustles and Time of Death, and Cold Justice.  In 2001, she was hired as a low level, very green Associate Segment Producer by a new production company called Magical Elves. Sixteen years later, Casey is still a Magical Elf, serving as the Vice President and Head of Current Programming. Over the course of her tenure at the company, she has worked as a creative Executive Producer on the majority of Elf shows. Throughout the years, Casey has received thirteen Emmy nominations, three GLAD nominations, six Producer Guild nominations, a Peabody for Bravo’s Project Runway, an IDA Documentary Award for HBO’s Time of Death and an Emmy for Bravo’s Top Chef.  She attributes her success directly to her time spent learning from the faculty and staff at the University of Montana.

The 2018 performance begins at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 3, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. Odyssey of the Stars pays tribute to UM performing and visual arts alumni and tells the story of their artistic journeys. While honoring Casey Kriley, the event also showcases UM students and faculty members from the Schools of Art, Media Arts, Music, and Theatre & Dance.