‘Game of Thrones’ wins royal recognition for Casady

Article by Diane Bell

hen “Game of Thrones” won the Emmy for outstanding TV drama series Monday evening, one San Diego fan grabbed her phone and snapped close-up photos of her TV screen.

Her son was on stage with the producers and cast accepting the Emmy.

Janed Casady has reason to be proud. Guymon Casady, who grew up in Mission Hills and graduated from the University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral Catholic), is co-executive producer of the series which he has been producing since 2011. [Guymon Casidy is a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity.]

In fact, one short-lived “Game of Thrones” characters was named Guymon. His last words in season 3 were: “No one boils a potato better than your mum. She got …” He never finished speaking because he was shot through the head by an arrow as wildings attacked his village. Guymon remained alive in spirit, however, as his son extracted revenge in season 4.

While Janed Casady, whose maiden name is Guymon, has earned Hollywood bragging rights, she usually refrains from using them. This week, though, she couldn’t contain herself. She posted her screen shot on Facebook: “My son Guymon accepting Emmy for Game of Thrones. Woooooooooooooooo! Posted by his very proud Mom!”

This is the third top drama Emmy for the series. Guymon, who co-founded a talent management firm, Management 360, shortly after college, years ago signed screenwriter David Benioff who became a creative force behind the HBO series.

“He has tons more projects in the works,” Casady says of her son, 49, who holds producer or executive producer credits for “Office Christmas Party (2016),” a “Steve Jobs” biopic (2015) and “The Expendables” film series starring Sylvester Stallone.