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

Gold & Silver Circle – Class of 2021

Much to celebrate this year. The good news emerging is that the Gold & Silver Circle announces 2021 inductees for the SF/NorCal NATAS honor society, recognizing decades of service to the television industry.


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Emmy® SF Presents Virtual News Directors Round Table on Oct. 23

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco chapter is holding a members-only special event on Oct. 23. The event will be a virtual round table, moderated by NATAS Officer Nazy Javid, consisting of a panel of well-established news leaders from the Northern California region.


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Mentor Match Program Launches to Help Members Strengthen Skills

One of the biggest complaints among television professionals, especially in this hybrid, socially-distanced world we’re living in, is a lack of acknowledgement, praise or constructive criticism. NATAS SF/NorCal is aiming to fix that through its new and improved mentorship program, launching this September.

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Tech Emmys® Announce New Date

The 72nd Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards have been rescheduled due to the cancellation of NAB to October 26th at 8 p.m. EDT

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42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards Announced

The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards are presented as two individual ceremonies: categories honoring Television News Programming were presented yesterday, on Tuesday, September 28th; categories honoring Documentaries were presented, Wednesday, September 29th.

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Former Chapter President, John Odell, Publishes First Book

Former NATAS Chapter President and Silver Circle member John Odell recently published his first book, “Elmer & Virginia: A World War II Romance in Letters.” Based on more than 700 letters his parents exchanged from 1939 to 1944, it’s a saga written by two gifted story tellers who happened to be madly in love with each other.

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Winners Announced For Outstanding Interactive Media For a Daytime Program

Winners for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards category for Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program were announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

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Regional Roundup – OCTOBER 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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“GC” and “SC” references, immediately following an individual’s name in a story, refers to that individual being an inductee of the Chapter’s Gold Circle and/or Silver Circle, followed by the year, or years, of induction.