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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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Contact Darryl Compton, Executive Director, by MAY 15, at  or 650-341-7786 to learn more!

Wayne Freedman Receives Prestigious Governors’ Award

In a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors, Freedman receives the lifetime achievement award during the June 5th virtual gala webcast that begins at 7PM.


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Steve Shlisky To Be Honored With The 21st Governors’ Citation

Shlisky is a 40-year veteran of Bay Area television production, mostly at KTVU. Before his retirement in 2019, he served as the station’s go-to programming editor.


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KCRA Assistant News Director James Stimson To Receive Governors’ Citation

Few people have made a lasting impact on our industry quite like James Stimson, assistant news director at KCRA 3 in Sacramento, has. It is an honor and privilege to announce that he will be presented with the Governors’ Citation at the 50th Northern California Area Emmy® Awards to be held virtually June 5.


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42nd Sports Emmy® Nominees Announced

Sports EmmysThe National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 42nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards which will be live-streamed at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and The Emmy® apps on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

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The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on CBS

CBS will present the first of the two specials, the 48TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS, on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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Jerri Lange, Talkshow Host and Producer, Dies at 96

Jerri Lange, 96, Bay Area media legend, social activist, educator, and author has passed. A native of Berkeley, Lange was an award-winning journalist who also hosted community-based television shows in the Bay Area on KEMOKBHKKGO, and KQED.

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Les Krames, former KRON-TV Art Director, Dies at 98

Les Krames spend 37 years at KRON-TV in San Francisco.  Hired as a stage manager in 1951(studios on the ground floor of the San Francisco Chronicle building at 5th & Mission).


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Regional Roundup – MAY 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
4317 Camden Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403-5007
Phone: (650) 341-7786

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