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Emmy® Awards Dates to Remember

Nominees Announced 8am May 2 at emmysf.tv
Emmy® Awards Gala June 2, SFJAZZ Center


Sponsorship Opportunities at the Emmy® Awards Gala

The collectible Emmy® Gala Program is distributed to more than 500 media professionals and is often saved as a keepsake.  Promotion opportunities start at $200 for a business card size ad.

Order Deadline Friday, May 4
Artwork Deadline Friday, May 11

For Souvenir Program ad specs and other info, click to view the full Brochure

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Gold & Silver Circle 2018 Nomination Deadline April 15

The nomination deadline is approaching for the Gold & Silver Circle Class of 2018. Nominations will be accepted until April 15. Awards Chair Wayne Freedman (SC ’02) calls the Gold & Silver Circle “our chapter’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.” This year’s class will be officially recognized at the elegant and entertaining Induction Luncheon on Saturday, October 20 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco.

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Apply to Become a NATAS Governor

What is A Governor? The NATAS Board of Governors Explained

By Steve Shlisky
Chapter President

So, here’s the thing: this time of year – between waiting for Emmy® nominations and planning for our glittering Gala – we look to infuse our chapter’s governance with new energy, vibrant personalities, and fresh ideas. This month we are seeking candidates to run for SF / NorCal Chapter Governor seats.

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Wing: New Emmy® Awards Red Carpet Interviewer Line-Up

KPIX 5’s Da Lin will once again be co-hosting the Emmy® Awards Gala’s red carpet coverage from the SFJAZZ Center on June 2! I’m honored and humbled to be joining him again this year with the co-hosting duties, which are always fun for everyone! This will be Da’s fifth year as red carpet co-host, and it will also be my fifth tour of duty on the red carpet, too! Joining us on the red carpet for the first time this year will be Melanie Woodrow, from KGO-TV ABC7 and my board colleague on the Chapter’s Board of Governors.

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Regional Roundup – April 2018

Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets
This month: Eureka, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno

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NATAS welcomes contributions to the Regional Roundup from all Chapter markets.
To be included, please contact Joyce Mitchell at joycem2@surewest.net

ABC’s Cibrowski Joins KGO-TV As New President/GM

KGO-TV ABC7 in San Francisco has a new president and general manager. Tom Cibrowski, senior vice president of content, coverage and special events at ABC News, is moving to the Bay Area to join the network’s owned-and-operated San Francisco station.

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Oakland’s Youth Beat Provides Media Training and Mentorship

Oakland-based youth media organization Media Enterprise Alliance has unveiled a new website and brand identity, relaunching as YouthBeat.org.

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 Member Benefit

‘The Day Flew By’ – Worlds Fair Nano In San Francisco

If you missed the Worlds Fair Nano in San Francisco, you missed a mind-expanding zeitgeist of new-age tech-crazy! You missed a weekend of wild presentations, demonstrations, and fascinations on March 10 and 11 at Pier 48 in San Francisco.

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cinema club

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.

To receive notifications, you need be on the “Cinema Club” mailing list.  Send an e-mail to office@emmysf.tv and put “Cinema Club” and your name in the subject line.



Membership benefit provided by the Academy, the JOB BANK is a free source of available job openings in the television and media industry throughout the country.  _____________________________________________________________________________


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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
Darryl Compton, Executive Director
4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403-5007
Phone: (650) 341-7786 or (415) 777-0212

The name “Emmy®” and the graphic image of the statuette, are registered trademarks of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“GC” and “SC” references, immediately following an individual’s name in a story, refers to that individual being an inductee of the Chapter’s Gold Circle and/or Silver Circle, followed by the year, or years, of induction.