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And the Recipients Are…

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards and Student Achievements.

Here’s the full list of Emmy Recipients.

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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!

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 active in a television-related field.

All candidates have also made a significant contribution to the Pacific Southwest Television for a substantial portion of their 25-year career.  Since it was established in 1983, the Silver Circle has 274 members. The Gold Circle, which honors members who have contributed most of their 50-year plus television career to our Pacific Southwest Chapter, has 25 members.

See the list of recipients for the Silver and Gold Circle, respectively.

This year’s Silver Circle induction:

Sunday September 20, 2015
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Announcing NATAS-PSW’s New Board of Governors

MEET YOUR NEW GOVERNORS!

The results are in for the 2015-2017 NATAS-PSW Board of Governors election. Congratulations to our newly-elected Governors and those who have been elected for another term:

Timothy Kiley, KESQ Palm Springs
Casey Nakamura, Herring Networks
Alfred Molo, One America News Network
MaryEllen Eagelston, NBC7 San Diego
Karin Ingrande, The Salvation Army
Greg Penetrante, San Diego State University
Mike Towe, M2 Digital Post
Yalda Sharifie, Yalda Media
Dan Ball, KMIR Palm Springs

NATAS-PSW would like to thank our outgoing Governors Craig Bentley, Kevin Bolinger, Jeffrey Byle, Kent Kay, Ena Newell, Mark Rosenberg, and Tom Zizzi for their service to the Chapter.

Thank you to all of our members who took the time to participate in the election of our Board of Governors.

2015 NATAS PSW Board of Governors Election is Now Open!

The 2015 NATAS PSW Board of Governors Election is Now Open!

You have the opportunity to select the men and women who will set policy and plan activities for the Pacific Southwest Chapter for the year to come.  It’s time for the annual election of Governors. Once again, the election will be held online–be sure to cast your vote immediately.   Please whitelist vote@electionsonline.com to be sure you receive your voting link, log on and password via email.   Voting instructions were sent May 15th, but reminders will be sent before the polls close.

All active members were sent voting instructions.  If you haven’t received yours, please contact the Chapter Office at admin@nataspsw.org to verify your email address. The deadline to cast your ballot is 9 p.m. PDT Friday, May 29, 2015.

2015 Board of Governors Election Coming In May

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 ’15 – June ’17 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!

NATAS Foundation’s College Scholarship Program Expands

THE FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES EXPANDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2015

NEW YORK, NY – January 26th, 2015 – The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and its chapters will award more than $200,000 in scholarships this year to college-bound students aspiring to careers in television.

At the national level, the awards include a new $40,000 Trustees’ Scholarship and two $10,000 scholarships honoring legendary broadcasters Mike Wallace and Jim McKay. The funds are granted to outstanding high- school seniors who intend to pursue a career in any aspect of the television industry.

“There is no better way to honor the Emmy® Award-winning excellence of broadcasting luminaries past than to recognize and foster the excellence of television’s future,” said NATAS Foundation Vice President Adam Sharp, himself a 1996 scholarship winner. “The excellence displayed over the last few years has raised the standards of the scholarship program to incredible new heights.”

This is the third year of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship, funded by a five-year grant from CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012) and presented each year at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its sixth year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX networks. It is presented at the Sports Emmy Awards each May.

The $40,000 Trustees’ Scholarship was reestablished by the NATAS Board of Trustees to recognize a standout student achievement in the electronic media arts of the last year. The recipient will be selected from the applicants who distinguish themselves in the 2015 McKay/Wallace competition or who were honored with a chapter scholarship in 2014 and nominated for further consideration by their chapter. The 19 regional NATAS chapters award thousands of dollars in scholarships annually.

The online application for the McKay and Wallace scholarships is available at http://emmyonline.org/scholarship, with a deadline for submissions of 5 pm EST on Monday, March 16, 2015. NATAS Trustees and officials will review applications and creative works, and the National Scholarship Committee will make its final selections in April.

Remembering Jonathan Dunn-Rankin

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin passed away Friday, December 12th at the age of 84. Many will remember him as the Executive Director of our Chapter. He served in that position for 22 years, retiring in 2002. His commanding voice could be heard over the years on the Emmy Award nomination reels. He was also the master at explaining how to hold an Emmy Award statue, “by the base, not the ankles! She’s fragile!”

Jonathan was born in 1930 and spent his youth in Florida. He began his college career at Columbia, but left after a year and continued his studies at Rollins College in Florida. His number was up and he was drafted into the Army, spending time in France. When Jonathan returned to the states, he finished his studies at Rollins and continued to graduate school. Jonathan graduated in 1958 from the Masters program at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. While a graduate student he interned at CBS News New York.

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He worked in Florida, Cleveland, Phoenix and finally landed in San Diego in 1965 where he took a job with KFMB. Jonathan was on the air at KFMB for almost 13 years. He also served as union shop steward while at KFMB. In the 1980s, Jonathan was hired as a National Representative of AFTRA, where he continued to serve in an official capacity until 2000.

Besides Jonathan’s involvement in the television community, he was also an actor and community leader. He acted at the Old Globe in the 70s and 80s and most recently Lamb’s Players Theatre, North Coast Rep, Compass Theatre and Diversionary Theatre. He also was a Board member at the Diversionary Theatre. He loved playwriting and was the longtime leader of Scripteasers, a script-development group.

Jonathan is survived by his partner, David Ramos; two brothers, Derek and Peter; eight nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Cygnet Theatre on February 2 at 6 p.m.

Your New NATAS-PSW Governors

The results are in for the 2014-2015 NATAS-PSW Board of Governors election.  Congratulations to our newly-elected Governors:

  • Gregg Baker, Palomar College
  • Mitch Blacher, ABC 10 San Diego
  • Kristen Castillo, Freelance Writer, Editor, Producer
  • Colleen Cole-Velasquez, Pulse Media International
  • Jaffa King, NBC7 San Diego
  • Gerard Ramalho, KSNV Las Vegas
  • David Reese, KMIR Palm Springs
  • Gabriel Soltero, One America News Network

Also, welcome to Kent Kay, KESQ Palm Springs, who has recently joined the Board of Governors as a midterm replacement.

NATAS-PSW would like to thank our departing Governors Art Axtell, Manny DeLa Rosa, Mike Kurtz, Deb Lawrence, Jerry McCormick, Steve Quis, and Sammie Jo Swift for their service to the Chapter.

Thank you to all of our members who took the time to participate in the election of our Board of Governors.