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EMMY® 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Category Rules and Changes

Emmy® Entry Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019

As the January 11 submission deadline for Emmy® 2019 approaches, we want to update you about category and rules changes.

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Adam Sharp Appointed National NATAS President and CEO

Former Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, Adam Sharp, has been appointed President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

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TV Journalist Belva Davis Honored by the Governor

On December 4, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown inducted Belva Davis into the California Hall of Fame.  

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Freebies, Discounts and So Much More! Renew Your Membership Today

Savings on fees for entering your work to earn an Emmy® statuette is one of the biggest reasons to renew your NATAS Membership. But your membership gives you more than just Emmy® entry fee discounts!

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December Board Meeting Held at Golden State Warriors HQ

Monthly Board of Governors meetings are normally held at a Bay Area TV station. But in December we met at the Golden State Warriors headquarters in Oakland.

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Warriors Studio Production Insight from NATAS Board Member

Warriors Studio helps provide content for in-arena production at Warriors games, social media, original content for corporate partners and any internal video requests. Essentially we are a mini-production studio/agency within the Warriors, servicing all video & content needs for every department.

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10 Fast Facts About The Emmy® Statuette

Ever wonder how the concept of the celebrated Emmy® statuette came to be? Read on to learn about the origin of the statuette, how it was designed, how it was named, and more.

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Tony Hurd, Former KQED Producer/Manager Dies

San Francisco Bay Area media and cultural organizations are mourning the passing of Tony Hurd, who died suddenly in November.

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Sacramento History Museum Gets A Labor of Love

Two years of organizing and note-taking was the right thing to do for Sacramento former Feature Reporter Steve LaRosa. It was a pure labor of love as he collected years of his past and donated it to the Center for Sacramento History.

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Don Sanchez and Sausalito Boat Show Launch Holiday Season

A festival of lights sailing on the sea kicked off the holiday season in Sausalito. NATAS San Francisco Vice President Don Sanchez braved the cold – and was there! 

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Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets

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

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Tell Us if you have information about someone in our Chapter who is ON THE MOVE!

Write to Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at kevin@emmysf.com

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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
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