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


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Entry Submissions Update

Our Emmy® Awards contest opened for submissions on December 1st. Already, we have seen excellent submissions, especially in our new categories, but as usual, a familiar pattern has emerged.

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Meet The Winners Of The 6th Annual National Student Production Awards

NATAS SF/NorCal Chapter celebrates 3 high schools, 3 advisors, and 7 students in our region for their win in the 6th Annual National Student Production Awards. Meet The Winners – a live webcast on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2PM (Pacific Time).

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Diversity Subcommittee To Be Led By Retired SJSU Professor Bob Rucker

Since joining the board in September 2021 Retired Professor Bob Rucker has been outspoken about the need for our chapter to cultivate and continue our efforts to promote diversity and diversity-related topics within our membership.

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Remembering Doug Moore

Doug Moore is being remembered by many as a veteran television newsman whose warm, intelligent presence and likable, friendly demeanor captivated not only his loyal Bay Area television viewers for two decades but those who knew and worked with him as well.

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Profiles In Education – January 2022

Profiles in Education is an effort to introduce media program educators in our region’s high schools and colleges, as well as to recognize their achievement in offering career pathways in broadcast journalism, production and content creation to the future generation. Meet Ellie Hebert.

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Broadcasting Textbook Highlights Mentorship From Chapter Members

With over fifty years of combined experience, Faith Sidlow and Kim Stephens new textbook aims to mentor and teach the next generation of aspiring broadcast professionals.

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Regional Roundup – January 2022

Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets

NATAS welcomes contributions to the Regional Roundup from all Chapter markets. To be included, please contact Toby Momtaz at

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Member Benefit: Cinema Club

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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.

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

(COVID-19 protocols apply.)

National Member Benefit

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

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