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Award-winning newsletter containing news, events, profiles and information from the San Francisco / Northern California / Reno / Hawaii / Guam television communities

News about the 49th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Awards

Nominations announced on the website, Wednesday, May 6th at 8 am.

Emmy® Awards Presentation – Saturday, June 6th

The Gala Committee continues to plan for a dinner, show & webcast at the Union Square Hilton on Saturday, June 6.  If San Francisco is still on lockdown, we will hold the event on as a webcast only.  Stay tuned!  Many of you have asked  if the COVID-19 pandemic will impact this year’s Emmy® Awards program and presentations.  As of now, we do not have all of the answers.

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2020 Gold & Silver Circle Nominations Deadline April 15

The nomination deadline is quickly approaching for the Gold & Silver Circle Class of 2020. Nominations will be accepted until April 15. As our Chapter’s Awards Chairperson Wayne Freedman (SC ’02) has always said, the Gold & Silver Circles are “our chapter’s Broadcasting Halls of Fame.”

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Applications Open for the 2020 Board of Governors, By May 1

Represent your broadcast community, station, or media company and run for a Board seat today!


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Member Mixer Roadshow Rolls Offshore: Hawaii

On Friday, March 6, over two dozen regional members, plus guests and curious potential members partied at the new Upstairs version of Nico’s Restaurant in Honolulu.

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Sacramento Anchor Teaches Diversity Through Her New Book

That Girl on TV Could Be Me: The Journey of a Latina News Anchor will be released in fall 2020.  It’s a biographical bilingual children’s book about overcoming barriers. It’s mixed in with some humor and fun stories that I believe will inspire more girls to get into journalism and professions where they can be a voice for their community.

Click here to read the article in Spanish.

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The 2020 College Scholarship Application Deadline is May 15th

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Chapter Vice President Innovates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During these uncertain times, Sacramento’s Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF) is shoring up the community to help prevent a resurgence of HIV/AIDS, another pandemic that raged during the 80s and 90s. “We know the only way we will get through this new pandemic is by standing together,” says Joyce Mitchell, Sacramento Regional Vice President and National Trustee.

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Governor Debuts Social Thriller Short Film

As the world battles an invisible entity, Zeigler delivers a health scare of her own…

Noemi Zeigler’s latest short movie, “Mrs. Sanders,” a collaboration with her film students, combines horror and comedy to capture a teacher’s desperate scheme to finance her medical procedure. 


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Letter from National Chair Terry O’Reilly

Dear fellow NATAS members and television colleagues:
I’m writing today to share something that I think is really special.

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Daytime Emmy® Awards Ceremony Postponed

This decision comes only weeks after announcements from the National Academy that it would postpone both its annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards and and its Sports Emmy® Awards.

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Dub Your Old Footage Soon

If you’ve been in the business a while, an old three-quarter inch tape might have some funny blooper moments – or a live shot you’ll want to remember. Perhaps you’ve saved a story that was important to you’ll want to pull some file footage from it for a new report.

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Global Mentor Hosts LIVE Webinar With Industry Leaders

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Our People – APRIL 2020

See Photography by Wayne Freedman



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.

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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
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