Time is Running Out

2014 Gold & Silver Circle Nomination Deadline is March 15th

Do you know someone who began his or her career in television at least 25 years ago? Nominate them to become a Silver Circle member. You have until Saturday, March 15th to submit the online application.

This year’s Gold & Silver Circle Luncheon will be held at Kona Kai Resort located on Shelter Island on Sunday, September 7th, 2014. Registration begins at10 a.m. with the luncheon and presentation starting promptly at 11 a.m.

The candidates must have made a significant contribution to Pacific Southwest television. Candidates must have spent a majority of their 25-year career in the Pacific Southwest. Participation in NATAS is strongly considered. Only current residents of the Pacific Southwest region are eligible.

The Gold Circle honors individuals who began their careers in television at least 50 years ago and the Silver Circle at least 25 years ago. Employment in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations is required.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the NATAS PSW Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.  The Foundation gives scholarships to deserving college students in our region.

Nominations are due by March 15th. For an online nomination form, click here.  To view a list of prior inductees, click Gold and Silver Circle Members.

Call for Judges

Judges Needed for Online Categories and Super Panel

EmmyRdBase smallWe have an online Emmy® judging opportunity this month to judge the DC and Lower Great Lakes Chapter’s entries, and a one-day Superpanel opportunity to judge the DC Chapter’s entries.  When you submit your Emmy® Entry, you are agreeing to judge other chapters’ entries.  Without this reciprocity, there would be no Emmy® Awards.  Judges will receive one judging reward per panel judged (some panels may contain more than one category).  Judging rewards are valued at $5- each, and can be used towards membership renewal, Emmy® Entry submissions, and Emmy® Event Tickets.

SUPERPANEL:

Will be held in San Diego on Saturday, March 22nd, from 8 am to 4 pm.  This is an all-day judging session.  Up to 10 categories (including various Programming, PSA, Commercial Spots and Sports) will be judged.  Breakfast and lunch will be served, and Super Judging Rewards will be given to participants.  For the Superpanel, qualified judges should be actively involved in creative roles in professional broadcasting, cable casting or allied, relevant industries. Appropriate job titles include producers, directors, writers, technical operators and talent whose experience qualifies them to evaluate the work of their peers.  Judges need not be NATAS members, but must have aminimum of 5 years of experience in the field of television to participate. To sign up for the Superpanel, email admin@nataspsw.org.  Map and directions will be sent to confirmed judges prior to the panel.

ONLINE:

Below are the online panels, with the categories, number of entries and TRT for the panels:

For the Lower Great Lakes categories, judges need a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of television to participate.  To become a judge, please email admin@nataspsw.org with the name of the panel(s) that you’re able to judge, and you’ll be sent a link to the judging web site, along with detailed instructions, and a login code. You will then create a judging profile and view the entries online in the comfort of your home or office.  Judging does not have to be completed in one sitting; you may start and stop as needed.   The deadline to complete online judging is Monday, March 31st.

Categories # Entries TRT
03 – Newscast – Evening – Market 41+ 7 03:13:54
08 – Weekend Newscast – Market 21-40 4 01:33:25
30 – Politics/Government – Single Story/Series 8 00:45:27
34 – Sports – Program 12 04:21:50
38/39 – Weather – News Weathercast/News Feature 10 0:56:54
42 – Interview/Discussion – Program/Series or Special 8 03:04:40
57 – Community Service 5 02:12:11
66 – Crafts: Director – Post Production 6 01:01:18
15 – Investigative Report – Single Story   (SPANISH ENTRY) 1 00:02:05

For the DC categories, judges need a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of television to participate.  To become a judge, please email admin@nataspsw.org with the name of the panel(s) that you’re able to judge, and you’ll be sent a link to the judging web site, along with detailed instructions, and a login code. You will then create a judging profile and view the entries online in the comfort of your home or office.  Judging does not have to be completed in one sitting; you may start and stop as needed.   The deadline to complete online judging is Saturday, April 12th.

Cateory Entries TRT
23B – Informational/Instructional – Program/Special  16 5:54:44
57 – SPANISH NEWS 8 1:17:45
58 – SPANISH PROMOS 3 0:02:53
59 – SPANISH PROGRAMS 3 0:51:45

2014 Job Shadowing Applications Now Being Accepted

The deadline for students to apply for Job Shadowing week has been extended to Friday, February 14, 2014.

Television Academy Job Shadowing Week March 10th- 16th 2014

Attention: San Diego and Coachella Valley area college students this is an opportunity to learn more about your desired career path by taking part in the 2nd Annual Television Academy Job Shadowing Week.  Participating students will be partnered with television industry professionals in TV news as well as Film and Television production and development for one day during the week of March 10th-16th, 2014.

Deadline to apply has been extended to February 14th, 2014. Space is limited.

Click here for a Student Application