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OPEN LETTER TO EMMY® ENTRANTS
Check the Master List – Deadline for adding names is March 31
Nominees announced May 3 on emmysf.tv
Emmy® Awards Gala June 2, SFJAZZ Center
By Wayne Freedman
NATAS Awards Chairperson
Thank you for entering the Emmy® Awards this year. You are not alone.
At the extended close of entries on Friday, January 19, we tallied 1,021 submissions by approximately 2,500 members in English and Spanish categories.
HAWAII TV PROS RECOUNT THE DAY OF MISSILE ALERT
Four Personal Stories
By Pamela Young
NATAS Vice President, Hawaii
Producer / Reporter, KHON2
Old habits die hard. My first thought was to call the newsroom and whip out my 4K. It occurred to me the biggest story I would ever cover could also be my last, but I still had a healthy dose of skepticism. No sirens. I thought it was either an error or a hack.
WELCOME NEW NATAS MEMBERS!
Welcome New 2018 Members! As a NATAS member, your benefits not only include free or discounted events, but the opportunity to network with professionals in the television, film and education industries. Starting with member discounts when you enter your work for an Emmy® Award, you also get a discount when you attend the big Emmy® Awards Gala – always a night of excitement and anticipation!
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS SAW OSCAR NOMINEES FOR FREE
By Don Sanchez
The Oscar nominees were announced January 23rd. And NATAS Cinema Club members already have the inside track.
We were able to attend advance screenings of
“The Shape of Water,”
”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,”
MEMBER DISCOUNT ON WORLDS FAIR NANO MARCH 10 & 11
Worlds Fair Nano is a two-day technology showcase where guests will revel in the fusion of art and science. Fly drones in drone zone, ride electric skateboards on a racetrack and play with toys of the future in the Technology Playground.
Our chapter offers a member discount of 25% for you and a guest.
REGIONAL ROUNDUP – FEBRUARY 2018
Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets – This Issue:
Hawaii, Guam, Reno, San Francisco, Sacramento
NATAS welcomes contributions to the Regional Roundup from all Chapter markets.
To be included, please contact Joyce Mitchell at email@example.com
FORMER SACRAMENTO REPORTER HELPS MENTOR PRODUCER
Broadcast journalism is in Dan Adams’ blood, and he remains a go-getter. Adams was a news reporter at KXTV News10 in Sacramento for decades. Now, he’s mentoring news professionals at NBC affiliate KMIR-TV in Palm Springs.
STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 15
It’s too late to enter this year’s Emmy® Awards contest, but if you’re a high school teacher, there’s still time left to enter the Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence. The administration fee is $25 per entry and the deadline is March 15, 2018.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31
Our chapter of NATAS awards college scholarships to encourage students who demonstrate leadership and talent in advancing the artistic, cultural, educational, and technical qualities of television. $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships are available.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. You can apply to the various undergraduate and graduate college scholarships.
DON SANCHEZ, SILVER CIRCLE CLASS OF 2000
I have wanted to write about Don Sanchez for a long time. I’m not kidding. A very long time.
I am very lucky to call him a good friend as well as a longtime colleague. I first met Don when we worked together at KGO-TV ABC7 in San Francisco. So, my friend has been retired from Bay Area television now for nearly six years. But, in classic Don Sanchez style, the man has an abundant amount of energy. He is quite the traveling man. His Facebook posts reveal that he’s quite the world traveler, actually. So, I kid you not when I say he is difficult to pin down for an interview. He is either visiting his kids in Florida. Or traveling with friends to destination spots all around the globe. Or, he’s out and about in his beloved Marin County, driving around town in his awesome-looking Porsche. Yes, the man is, indeed, enjoying life after television.
GOLD & SILVER CIRCLE NOMINATIONS DEADLINE APRIL 15
The nomination deadline is approaching for the Gold & Silver Circle Class of 2018. Nominations for this honor society will be accepted until Sunday, April 15. To nominate a candidate – even yourself! – peruse the information and fill out the application on the CIRCLES page of our site.
The 2018 Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon is Saturday, October 20, 2018. We are returning to the same location as last year, the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco.
FOX GETS THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOR FIVE YEARS
Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league’s other network partners. But Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AT DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS
Sid & Marty Krofft will be honored on Friday, April 27th at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes will be honored on Sunday, April 29th at the Daytime Emmy Awards. Both Daytime Emmy Award Presentations to take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
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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