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Read article by Richard Hart:
“Members Only: Chase Center Tour and Emmy Q&A Brings 2022 to a Behind-the-Scenes Close”



Nazy Javid,
Persian American/TV News Anchor/Asst. News Director, Redding, CA and
Vice-President of Small Markets, NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter
Ahmad Zia Ferozpur,
Afghan Journalist & News Anchor for Volant Media (From Berlin, Germany)
Halima Kazem-Stoyanovic,
Afghan-American International Journalist/Professor, Human Rights & Social Justice Advocate
Keanu Haghighi,
Persian American Journalist/Associate Editorial Graphics Producer, ESPN
Omar Perez,
Latino American/Digital Producer/Reporter, KRON 4, San Francisco
Gasia Mikaelian
Armenian American TV Anchor/Reporter, “Mornings on 2”, KTVU, SF Bay Area
Bob Rucker,
African American Host/Fmr. CNN San Francisco Correspondent and NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter, Diversity Committee Chair
Link to YouTube Live:
Link to Facebook Live: EMMY SF TV, NATAS NorCal




Maria Cid Medina, KPIX Reporter, San Jose
Jessica Aguirre, Evening TV Anchor, NBC Bay Area, SF
Stephanie Adrouny, VP of News, NBC Bay Area, SF
Cheryl Hurd, TV Reporter, NBC Bay Area, SF
Christin Ayers, Lead Reporter, KING 5, Seattle / Fmr. Reporter, KPIX 5. SF
Sara Ivey, Retired 40-Year TV Journalist, Producer, Director, Writer   Pamela Young, Host, Special Projects Producer, “Mixed Plate,” Honolulu, HI
HOST: Bob Rucker, Fmr. CNN Correspondent, SF/ NorCal Board of Governors
Steve Shlisky, Past President, NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter, Activities/Programs Chair
Randy Forsman, President, NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter

Priya David Clemens – Host/Anchor/Journalist, KQED San Francisco
Devin Fehely – Anchor/Reporter/Drone Operator, KPIX 5 San Francisco
McKenna Maduli – Creator & TV Host, ‘Talk Story’ for Hawaii News Now
Raul Lima Lima – Technical Director, Univision 21, Fresno
Janice Gin – News Director, KITV (ABC) Honolulu, Hawaii
Kevin Wing – Vice President, NATAS San Francisco Chapter
Dan Ashley
 – Evening Anchor, ABC7  San Francisco
Luz Peña – TV News Reporter, ABC7 San Francisco
Bob Rucker – Former. CNN Correspondent/ NATAS SF Diversity Chair
Steve Shlisky – Diversity Special Event Producer/Past President, NATAS SF


A conversation with writer and director Christopher Makoto Yogi about his feature film, “I Was A Simple Man” (shot in Hawai’i).  Gerard and Chris are joined by actor Kyle Kosaki from the film.

They talk about the Sundance Film Festival experience:  workshopping the film at Sundance labs; premiering the film at the 2021 Sundance festival; and what it took to produce the film.

The film was named the fourth Best Film of 2021 in the New Yorker Magazine, where film critic Richard Brody called it “one of the great films about death.” Roxana Hadadi wrote in that the film is a “100-minute spell of beauty and melancholy, intimate and grand in equal measure” while David Ehrlich in IndieWire called it “masterful” and named it a Critics Pick.

“I Was a Simple Man” is now streaming:

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Amazon Prime (

Film Trailer –

Movie Review –

A NATAS SF NorCal first, Cinema Club vérité will continue to benefit Chapter members with illuminating and educational interviews with filmmakers.






NATAS Member Discounts for Performances from
Broadway SF! 
Over 30% savings 

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FREE Bay Area Movie Screenings for NATAS members. Usually you may bring a guest.  Many screenings are previews of first-run movies, and include “Q&A” sessions with the director, producer and/or cast members of the film.
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(On hold due to COVID-19, but some virtual and drive-in screenings are happening!)