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It’s Time to Renew Your Membership!

Renew your membership! All memberships expire December 31st, so when entering for the Emmy Awards to be held in June 2016, your membership must be valid for the coming year. You will not be able to enter online at the member rates unless you pay your membership first. Membership renewals are $60 and new memberships are $85. Don’t delay, do it today!  Just visit http://nataspsw.org/join/ and click on Existing Member Renewal.  If you get to the Member Login page and you can’t remember your password,

Emmy Early Entry Discount

If you are a member of NATAS, and enter between Dec. 1 – 15 you will get $10 off each entry/entrant for programs/spots and crafts. This discount does not apply to non-members or Newscasts. Here’s what you do: 1) Renew your membership for 2016, or join for the 1st time through Emmy Express (click JOIN above) 2) Enter your program or craft through Emmy Express, making sure you have all the names on the entry at that time–entrants added after

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New and Improved Job Bank

Looking for a job in television? The FREE, new and improved NATAS Job Bank is now LIVE!? It’s been updated to be more modern, user-friendly and easy-to-administer.  Employers are able to post and manage job listings directly. Check it out today!

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Silver Circle Celebration

This year’s Silver Circle was a success! Seven regional TV and media professionals were inducted into our Silver Circle, honoring individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within the industry, or in an area related to television, such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. “We’re honored to celebrate the television accomplishments, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, of these

Emmy Award Entry Tip!

Enter your Program or Craft entry from December 1-15 and receive $10 off your entry! This offer is open to members only! Your craft entry would be $50 and your program entry would be $80. Does not apply to Newscasts, sorry.

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Kurt Rivera, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Kurt Rivera’s career began inauspiciously 30 years ago as a very young, very part time DJ at an Oldies themed radio station in Stockton. One late Saturday night, when the song “Mony, Mony” concluded, the 19-year old DJ pronounced to listeners in as deep as a broadcast voice as he could: “That’s Money, Money” by Tommy James and the Shondells. Moments later the phone rang. Kurt answered. It was a listener with a message: “Tell that dumb DJ its ‘Mony,

Charles Westerheide, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

I have always been a sports guy.  I got hooked in high school and went to the University of Oklahoma to become a sportscaster.  My dad, a lifelong banker, didn’t see a future in that and had me enroll as a journalism and business double major because he was paying the bills. While writing for the Oklahoma Daily newspaper, I did a profile piece and interviewed Dean Blevins, an Oklahoma City sportscaster. Blevins said they needed sports interns, and I

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Deborah Shaw Lawrence, 2015 Silver Circle Inductee

Deborah Shaw Lawrence has nearly three decades of creative strategy, promotion, design, and media expertise. The recipient of 18 Emmy Awards from NATAS-PSW and a national Emmy Award for NBC Olympics coverage, she has also been received a Golden Mic, PROMAX Gold and four San Diego Press Club awards for journalistic excellence. Currently director of public relations at Healthy Dining, Deborah is also president and owner of Bella Dolce PR, handling PR for clients throughout Southern California. A former NATAS-PSW

August Online Judging Opportunity–English and Spanish

Earn judging rewards to use towards membership dues and entry fees Judging for Southcoast Chapter We have an online Emmy® judging opportunity this month to judge the Suncoast Chapter, in both English and Spanish 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.  Judging rewards are valued at $5- each, and can be used towards membership renewal, Emmy® Entry

2015 Silver Circle Inductees

The Board of Governors of the NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter announces the 2015 Silver Circle Inductees: Geni Cavitt Cynthia Farham John Finn Kurt Rivera Deborah Shaw Lawrence Fred Swift Charles Westerheide The Silver Circle is open to individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within our industry, or in an area related to television, such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations and are still

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