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

March 31 – Last Day to Renew Membership

Unpaid members moved to “Inactive” and will need to pay New Member fee.

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REMINDER – Names can be added to entries until March 31st!  

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Call for Entries – High School Student Production Awards – Deadline March 15

This competition recognizes outstanding student achievement in production by conferring awards of merit in the Chapter’s designated awards region.


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Chapter High Schoolers Vids Win Big in National Competition

Greg StriewskiFor the second time in five years the Chapter has received the most wins in NATAS’ National Student Awards. Local high schools bundled up six awards duplicating the feat from 2018.

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Sonoma Film Festival March 24-28 Member Discount

Sonoma International Film FestivalWe have secured a special offer for NATAS Members – a discount on passes for the Sonoma International Virtual Film Festival from March 24-28, 2021.

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From Covering the Story, to Being the Story

Is there life after television? In Hawaii, the broadcast industry has proven to be a stepping stone to government office and public service.


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Kevin Wing Appointed as Museum Chair

Kevin WingKevin succeeds John Catchings who served as co-committee chair with Linda Giannecchini since 2002 and has served as sole committee chair since Linda’s passing in 2019.

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Bruce Lindgren Dies at 81

Bruce LindgrenHe died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family on a beautiful sunny day.


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Regional Roundup – MARCH 2021 

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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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 and put “Cinema Club” and your name in the subject line.

(COVID-19 protocols apply.)



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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San Mateo, CA 94403-5007
Phone: (650) 341-7786

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