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Emmy® Awards Dates to Remember
Open Letter to Entrants
By Wayne Freedman, Chapter Award Chair
Members Who Haven’t Renewed By March 31 Will Be Dropped
How Members Benefitted Last Year!
By Michael Moya, Chapter Membership Chair
Record $21,000 in College Scholarships Available This Year
May 31 Application Deadline
Two new scholarships are being offered this year by The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The $5,000 Louise Jorjorian Memorial Scholarship awards the best overall graduate or undergraduate student. All entrants will be considered for this top award.
The $2,000 Linda Giannecchini Professional Development Scholarship is designed for applicants who already work in the TV industry and are in pursuit of a formal undergraduate or graduate degree.
March 15 Deadline to Enter High School Student TV Awards
The deadline to enter the Regional High School Student Television Awards for Excellence is almost here: March 15. All entries must have been transmitted within the eligibility period of March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Applicants must be current enrolled as a full-time high school student as of the application deadline. Faculty involvement can only be advisory.
Nominate A Candidate – Even Yourself – For Gold & Silver Circle
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.
The Future is Fun at Worlds Fair Nano March 10-11 — Members Save 25%
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… Wait, no. It’s a drone! Fly one of 30 “First Person View” drones at Worlds Fair Nano!
Ride electric skateboards on a racetrack and play with toys of the future in the Technology Playground. The art will jump right off the walls at the Augmented Reality Art Gallery. There are climbing structures, commercial booths, virtual reality games, futurist talks and live music.
Kevin Wing: The Forecast Looks Great for NBC Bay Area’s Vianey Arana
If you’re in the Bay Area, you have, by now, heard of Vianey Arana. Of course, you have. Did you see her outstanding coverage from Florida of Hurricane Irma? As a weather anchor at KNTV NBC Bay Area in San Jose, it was an opportunity she could not pass up.
Regional Roundup – March 2018
Monthly Tidbits From Our Chapter’s Markets
THIS MONTH: Reno, Eureka, Hawaii, Stockton / Sacramento
NATAS welcomes contributions to the Regional Roundup from all Chapter markets.
To be included, please contact Joyce Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
KRCB Offers to Help Filmmakers Go National
Are you thinking about distributing your programming nationally to Public Television stations? Where do you start? What are the rules? What are the costs? What are the rewards?
Sacramento Meteorologist Walks Child Through Fear of Shooting Threat
Nothing – more precious than our children. Sacramento ABC 10 Chief Meteorologist Monica Woods was at her desk in the newsroom February 19, 2018, when she got word of a shooting threat at McClatchy High School, the school her sophomore daughter attends. Following the horror, anger, and loss from the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, people are understandably on edge.
For a very brief time early in my career, I had the wonderful opportunity to know Russ Coughlan. It was 1988, and after a couple of internships, I was hired by KGO-TV Channel 7 to work as an assignment desk assistant and production assistant in the newsroom.
OUR PEOPLE – March 2018
Nominating Committee To Select Prospective Governors for Election
The time for electing new governors for the Board of Governors of our Chapter is right around the corner, in May. Before we have an election, however, a “Governor’s Nominating Committee” must be formed, by April 15. This committee consists of seven members. Only one of the members can be a current NATAS governor. The others must be current NATAS members.
Sacramento TV Editor Fought the “Good Fight”
A moment washes over this vast thing called life and in an instant — a brilliant piece of beauty is zapped from the earth. Sacramento TV Editor Chris Canote encapsulated that beauty. She enjoyed gardening and – always, and up until the very end — the vision of colorful flowers lit up her soul. A master gardener, Canote’s home reflected that expertise.
Tech, Daytime, and Sports Emmy® Awards in April and May
Awards news from the National Academy!
The 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards will be Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at the Wynn Encore, Las Vegas, in partnership with NAB.
ON THE MOVE – March 2018
Tell Us if you have information about someone in our Chapter who is ON THE MOVE!
Write to Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at email@example.com
Cinema Club Members Saw Oscar Nominees for Free
By Don Sanchez, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Cinema Club” and your name in the subject line.
Write to Off Camera Editor Kevin Wing at email@example.com
NATAS San Francisco / Northern California Chapter
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