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2019 Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon Review

The 2019 Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon was dedicated to the memory of Linda Giannecchini (SC ’97, Past President, Governor’s Service Medallion, Governor’s Award, National Trustee, National NATAS Co-Chair) who recently passed away.

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75% of Nor Cal Student Production Awards Nominated in National Contest

75% (15 of 20) of the Northern California Student Production Awards of Excellence are nominated in the National contest.  The 2019 Student Production Awards will be hosted by the School of Media Studies at The New School, with Media Studies students assisting in producing the broadcast with the NATAS staff.

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Hot Regional Mixer in a Cool Setting

Sacramento Chapter members partied at the popular Punch Bowl Social in the newly renovated Kings Golden 1 Center on Friday, September 20. Local broadcast reporters, anchors, freelancers, state media workers, and retirees refreshed their sense of community.

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SMPTE and NATAS Uses Web to Cast for Student Members

The one-hour webcast was Moderated by Director of Education at SMPTE Joel E Welch. Along with Keith Sanders and Steve Shlisky the other participants were SMPTE Director Educational Institutions, SMPTE Membership John Shike and SMPTE San Francisco Section Chair Section Keith Graham.

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Facebook For Journalists Workshop

Save the date – Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 pm – and RSVP to reserve your seat today!


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Future of WordPress is Just Around the Block

Representatives of the Chapter went to WordCamp to gather intel to improve our emmysf.tv site with the new Block editor, the Gutenberg plugin.

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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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Doors Close to Cal Channel – State’s Version of C-Span

The Cal Channel locks its doors for the final time October 31, 2019. “When the channel started in 1991, all of the news bureaus had closed their Sacramento offices, so the channel was created to fill that void,” said Cal Channel President John Hancock.

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Gold & Silver Circle Profiles 

For most who have lived and worked in the Bay Area for a long time, Captain Satellite was the alter ego of Bob March, a Bay Area television personality who arrived at KTVU as the station went on the air for the first time in March of 1958.

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Our People – OCTOBER 2019 

See Photography by Wayne Freedman


Members who purchased tickets to the October 24 NATAS Night at Hamilton, you should have received an email about how to pick up your tickets. If not, please contact the office.




The Next MEMBER MIXER will be in Fresno in November!
Watch for an email about the date and place.




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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Write to Off Camera Publisher Larena Hernandez at Larena@emmysf.tvThank you!

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
Darryl Compton, Executive Director
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