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41st NATAS-Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards to be held in Palm Springs

This year the NATAS-PSW Emmy® Awards will be held Saturday, June 20th in the desert at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.   A cocktail reception will begin at 5pm in the foyer of the Ambassador Ballroom followed by dinner and the Awards ceremony. Tickets are on sale now through June 8th.  Members may purchase 2 tickets at the member price of $100. Each additional ticket may be purchased at the non-member rate of $165. Table sponsorships are

RSVP Now for the 2015 Nomination Party

You are cordially invited to join us as we announce the 2015 Emmy® Award Nominees.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided at the locations below.  RSVP by Monday April 27, 2015 for FREE admittance! Date: Monday, May 4th 6 pm:  Appetizers and no-host cocktail hour 7:15 pm:  Nomination Announcements The deadline to RSVP has passed.   San Diego:  Charcoal House Steakhouse and Music Bar, 9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942 Map Palm Springs: Jackalope Ranch, 80400 CA-111, Indio, CA 92201 Map Las Vegas: Hearthstone Kitchen &

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Social Media Branding for Media Pros

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6 pm Free Workshop for NATAS Members.  $15- for non-members. Location:  Groovy Like a Movie, 5205 Kearny Villa Way • Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123 Time:  Registration begins at 6 pm, and the workshop and webstream will begin promptly at 6:30 pm PST. Click here to register for the workshop. Non-members can pay through this secure link: The intention of this 90-minute workshop is to teach professionals in the television and media industries how to successfully

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Join Us for our Holiday Mixer!

Share the spirit of the holiday season with the Pacific Southwest chapter of NATAS and SDMediaPros for our annual Holiday Mixer, Wednesday December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.  Mingle with friends as you eat yummy food and enjoy great drinks (it’s a No Host bar and food). There is plenty of free parking at the west end of Harbor Island.  We look forward to seeing you!   Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (Bar Area) 2150 Harbor Island Drive

NATAS Master Class Series Fall 2014

NATAS-PSW members are invited to receive FREE professional development through a Fall series of master classes in TV production/post production. The classes will be live webcast to all NATAS members and then archived on YouTube.  RSVP’s are required, use the link under each class description. Each webcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST.  The online audience will be able to ask questions of the instructors during Q&A periods, along with the live audience.  Each class will be divided into three

Silver Circle Inductee Luncheon

The Board of Governors of the NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter celebrates Silver Circle Inductee Luncheon Sunday, September 7, 2014   Kona Kai Resort & Marina 1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106 Registration – 10 a.m. Luncheon & Presentation – 11 a.m. Emcee Rory Devine Silver Circle Craig Bentley Susan Farrell Marianne Gerdes Andrea Naversen Rose Pfanner Lee Solonche Donna Stewart Rich Underwood Ken Wilshe  Table price: (seats 10) – $700 Individual tickets: Member – $75 / Non-member – $85 Menu:

Ken Wilshe, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Ken Wilshe has worked in the television industry in San Diego since 1972 when he was hired at KPBS-TV.  A San Diego native, his first exposure to television came through several closed circuit TV classes at Madison High School. He is a graduate of SDSU’s Telecomm and Film department. He was awarded a NATAS Hollywood chapter internship, spending the summer working on the Cher Show at CBS Television City, where he had the opportunity to work with many celebrities including Bill

Rich Underwood, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Rich Underwood began his television career while in college working at WSIU as cinematographer on the syndicated PBS program “Outdoors with Art Reed”. Upon graduation, Rich moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to join the news staff at KOTV. Underwood then took a position in the highly acclaimed photographic news organization KUSA-TV Denver where he and the station won numerous Emmy and NPPA awards including three coveted NPPA News Station of the Year awards. While at KUSA, Rich became the documentary cameraman

Donna Stewart, 2014 Silver Circle Inductees

Donna M. Stewart’s 30 year career in broadcast was completely accidental. She grew up in suburban New York watching the Channel 7 Eyewitness News with Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel. She listened to Cousin Brucie and Dan Ingram on her red Toot-a-Loop radio™. She developed a love for jazz and big band music listening to William B Williams and Jonathan Schwartz on WNEW-AM with her dad. Scott Muni and Alison Steele “The Nightbird” taught her how having passion for music

Lee Solonche, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

After earning a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Telecommunications, Lee Solonche embarked on a broadcast production and educational technology career covering over 30 years.  Mr. Solonche has been involved in virtually all areas of television production including: directing, producing, project management, writing, editing, field and studio cameras, audio production, graphics, distribution, online products and strategies.  Programs produced have ranged from live presidential and Miss America remotes, hurricane disaster relief programming,

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