Remembering Reginald “Reggie” Michael LaFrance, Jr.

NATAS-PSW remembers longtime KLVX (PBS-Las Vegas) broadcast producer and director Reginald “Reggie” Michael LaFrance, Jr., who died January 31.

Reginald "Reggie" LaFrance

A college football player at UNLV, LaFrance was part of the Rebel football championship team and wore number 85. He graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. ??

LaFrance’s professional accomplishments include his production and direction of many projects, including MTV’s Real World and feature films. During his 29 years at Vegas PBS, his projects won many accolades, including three Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy Awards. He was also awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award and others based on his passion for people to “see” through his eyes.?

While LaFrance made a huge contribution to the world in sports and his professional life, his greatest achievement was being a father. He is survived by his daughter, Taira; his siblings, Rene, Andre, Barry, Bobby and Jason, and many cousins.

Save the Date! Emmy Nomination Parties

Are you a 2016 Emmy® Award Nominee? Find out Tuesday, May 3 at our nomination parties.

Niles nomination

San Diego’s party location is Charcoal House Steakhouse and Music Bar in La Mesa.

Group nomination party

Stay tuned for location details for the Palm Springs and Las Vegas’ parties. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Hire Me: Strategies for Being Recruited Through Social Media

Dr. Mary Beth McCabe

Date:  Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time:  5:30 pm Check-in, 6 pm Start
Location:  San Diego Press Club
The Historic Spreckels Building
121 Broadway Suite 640
San Diego, CA 92101
Attendance is limited to the first 40 respondents.  Click here to sign up. 

Mary Beth McCabe, National University

How do you search for jobs now? What’s different?

Social media has changed how the traditional job seeker branded themselves, applied for jobs that were professionally satisfying and challenging, and provided career advancement.

Previously, seekers applied for jobs they saw advertised in job boards and newspapers. Recent job seekers are more sophisticated as to who they sought as employers and who was interviewed. Social media analytics connect the job candidates with the positions, in many cases.

Furthermore, how employers seek candidates through social media has caused disruption of traditional recruitment practices. Social media has disrupted traditional recruitment marketing strategies. Let’s explore how to use these tools to find jobs that advance careers for NATAS PSW and Press Club members and learn more about how placement firms provide guidance to firms recruiting candidates.

Agenda:

The deliverables of the session are:

  • Understand how social media, such as linkedin.com leads to better jobs
  • Evaluate the quality of profiles on Linkedin.com
  • Learn how job seekers can start and grow your own groups
  • Learn how to acquire and give recommendations

You can build professional recommendations by simply asking people and telling them your intentions clearly. Nothing is more effective than a third party referral, and this is one of the key benefits of linkedin.com.

In addition, you can download your own personal data for analysis. All it takes is your e-mail address and a password to get started. Social Media websites make money by selling ads, job postings, research data, and memberships.

During the interactive presentation, each person will speak to the person next to them briefly about their experience, lack of, or what they need to learn better. Then one of them will share what they learned from each other.

Questions from the audience at conclusion.

 

 

Join Us for Our January Mixer!

Cheers to the New Year and making new friends! Take a break from work (and finalizing your Emmy entries!) to join us for a fun networking event.

Stop by our monthly mixer on Wednesday, January 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.gaslamp-sports-bar

East Village Tavern+Bowl

930 Market Street

San Diego, CA 92101

Tavern+Bowl will be providing complimentary bowling lane rentals. Shoe rentals, food, and beverages may be purchased individually.

NATAS-PSW Emmy Call for Entries is Open

The Emmy Call for Entries is open! Here’s the list of categories. Get your entry/entries in by 9 p.m. Pacific January 22. Late entries will be accepted through 9 p.m. on January 29 with a $25/per entry/entrant late fee.

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Here’s what you do: 1) Renew your membership for 2016, or join for the first time through Emmy Express, 2) Enter your program or craft through Emmy Express, make sure you have all the names on the entry at that time, 3) Pay for your entry either through Emmy Express via credit card or send in a check. You do not need to upload your video today. All videos must be uploaded by Wednesday, February 3rd.

If you have Emmy Rewards, you may add them to these entries. This year you will be able to use a maximum of $25 worth (five) of Emmy Rewards per entry.

Now Accepting Applications for Student Scholarships

The Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has opened the application period for the Scholarship Program for the coming 2016-2017 school year. Last year NATAS-PSW awarded $10,000 in scholarships to local students! For more information and to fill out an application, go here.

Wanted: Silver Circle Nominations

Do you know someone who’s been in the television industry for at least 25 years? Silver Circle pin Let us know and nominate them to become a Silver Circle member.

Fill out the application form below before March 1, 2018 to nominate a colleague. Date, time and location of the next Silver Circle Inductee Event will be announced soon.2018 Silver and Gold Circle Nominations

 

Interested in Joining NATAS Pacific Southwest Board of Governors?

Would you like to help improve NATAS Pacific Southwest?  There is no better way to influence the quality of the membership experience than to join us on the Board of Governors! 

 

The Board of Governors is the parliamentary governing body which oversees the functioning of each of the Chapters that comprise The National Television Academy.  The Governors are entrusted with administering the Chapters and for safeguarding the integrity of the Emmy® brand and the Emmy® Awards process.  Governors are elected by the general membership of each Chapter from its active members. Governors may serve two consecutive two-year terms.

 

If you’d like to run for the June ’16 – June ’18 term, contact the chapter office at elections@nataspsw.org to put your name on the ballot.

 

The duties of a Governor include the following:

 

•To attend a general meeting each month of the Board of Governors to discuss and vote on matters of importance to the Academy.

 

•To act as a conduit to and from the television community on matters affecting the Chapter and the community.

 

•To chair or serve actively on at least one Committee.*

 

•To participate actively in the production of at least one Chapter program or activity each year and to attend as many Chapter functions as possible.

 

•To serve as a judge and recruit others to judge the Emmy entries from other Chapters of The National Academy.

 

•To recruit new members of the Chapter.

 

•To perform whatever other duties are required to maintain the integrity, well-being, and efficient functioning of the Television Academy Chapter.

 

* The Standing Committees of the Pacific Southwest Chapter include: Activities, Area Awards, Communications, Internet, Legal, Chapter Stations, Membership and Education/Scholarship. There are also several ad hoc committees including Nominations, Television History and Silver/Gold Circle.

 

Help us continue over 40 years of excellence by running for the NATAS-PSW Board of Governors!

Call for Entries Now Open! Enter Before December 15 for a $10 Discount

Call for Entries Now Open! Enter Before December 15 for a $10 Discount

If you are a member of NATAS, and enter between December 1 – 15, you will get $10 discount off each entry/entrant for programs and crafts. This discount does not apply to non-members or Newscasts.Roesink_gallery_sample

Here’s what you do: 1) Renew your membership for 2016, or join for the 1st time through Emmy Express, 2) Enter your program or craft through Emmy Express, make sure you have all the names on the entry at that time. Entrants added after December 15th will not receive the discount, 3) Pay for your entry either through Emmy Express via credit card or send in a check.

If you have Emmy Rewards, you may add them to these entries as well. This year you will be able to use a maximum of $25 worth (five) of Emmy Rewards per entry.

For example, if you renew your membership and enter a program between Dec. 1 – 15, with the discount, it will be $80, if you have judged five times and have five Emmy Rewards, the entry will be $55. If you enter a craft, it will be $50 with the discount, if you have 5 Emmy Rewards, the cost will be reduced to $25. Newscasts are not discounted.

So gather up your Emmy Rewards and enter before December 15th!

Online Judging Opportunity for December

Earn judging rewards to use towards membership and entries!

Judging for New York Chapter in English and Spanish

We have an online Emmy® judging opportunity this month to judge the New York Chapter’s entries, in both Spanish and English categories.  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, after ALL categories are complete.  Judging rewards are valued at $5- each, and can be used towards membership renewal, Emmy® Entry submissions, and Emmy® Event Tickets.  To be applied towards Early Bird Entries, judging must be completed and affidavits received by December 14th.  

Qualified judges need a minimum of 2 years of professional 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 qualified and willing 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 judging is Friday, January 8, 2016.

The list of panels is below, with the categories, number of entries to be judged and the total running time of the category:

Categories-English Entries TRT
02A – Daytime Newscast: Larger Markets (1-49) 10 03:02:12
14ABC – Children/Youth 28 3:02:45
18ABC – Environment 28 2:14:41
20A – Historical/Cultural: News 26 1:25:32
26B – Sports: Sportscast 3 00:25:54
48G – On-Camera Talent: Reporter – Live/48H – On-Camera Talent: Reporter – Political 16 2:00:00
Categories-Spanish Entries TRT
Spanish Newscasts I (Morning) 5 4:15:16
Spanish News & Program Specialty II (Business, Children/Youth, Teen, Education,Health,Weather) 9 1:31:37
Spanish News & Program Specialty IV (Human Interest, Societal Concerns) 10 1:05:19
Spanish Spot Announcements (PSA, Promo, Graphic Arts, Commerical) 20 0:25:23
Spanish Craft Achievements I (Editor, Photographer, Video Journalist) 12 0:50:58
Spanish Craft Achievements II (On-Camera Reporter/Program Host) 4 0:37:30