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February 2006

ff The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


www.emmysf.tv San Francisco/Northern California Chapter

EMMY® AWARD ENTRIES HIT A NEW HIGH


AW
A record number of entries were submitted this year Most categories saw an increase from last year. The
for the 2005 Emmy® Award competition. noticeable exception was breaking news with 10 entries
As of Feb. 1, 834 Emmy® entries were on this year compared to 17 in 2004.
the books, 112 more than last year’s 20-year The new categories of Station Excellence,
high of 722. In addition, there were 1,802 News Excellence and Community Service have
individual entrants, up 259 from last year’s nine entries each. In the “best newscast” catego-
1,543. ries, there are 16 entries in the large market,
Those numbers may decrease slightly after the eight in the medium market and 11 in the small
Awards Committee’s Emmy® certification meeting on market – all increases over last year.
Feb. 12, where duplicates and disqualifications are In the “best daytime newscast” categories, there
discussed. The last day to add names or make other were 11 entries in large market, one entry in medium
changes to entries is March 31. market and seven entries in small market – again, all
“This unexpected flood of Emmy® entries from our increases over last year.
growing family of broadcasters in this region has raised “I’m quite pleased with the strength of this year’s
the level of excitement around here,” said Stewart entries,” said David Mills, NATAS chapter president.
Heller, Emmy committee chairman. “This year’s Emmy® “I’m delighted with the interest in the new catego-
show is shaping up to be one of the greatest ever.” ries as well as the participation by the medium and
This year, the category with the most entries is small market stations.”
News Feature Report – Serious with 44 compet- KPIX in San Francisco, leads the way
itors. Second is General News Reports with 31, again this year with 109 entries, the first
followed by Arts/Entertainment – Program/ station to have more than 100 entries in
Special and Public/Current Affairs – Program/ decades. Next is KNTV in San Jose with 91
Special with 28 each. entries, followed by KTVU in Oakland with
News Feature Report – Light Series came in with 27 85, KRON in San Francisco with 49 and ABC7 in San
entries while Historic/Cultural – Feature Segment had Francisco with 45. continued on page 4
26.

WELCOME MEMBER
WELCOME MEMBERSS TAX SEMINAR
A message from NATAS chapter Wed. 2/15, B
2/15, AVC
BA
president David Mills
This media business tax semi-
A warm 2006 welcome to our nar is for professionals in the broad-
new and returning members to The cast, film and video business.
Northern California chapter of the Whether you own your business or
National Academy of Television freelance, even a little, this tax semi-
Arts and Sciences. nar will give you many tax tips that
For the third year in a row, we can help you know what to expect
have more than 1,000 members. this year while preparing your re-
We also have more than 800 turns. This seminar will also offer you
entries in this year’s Emmy® tips on how to run your business
competition. more efficiently. Jim Spalding will
Not only does this produce a set you straight in this Media Busi-
Dave Mills vibrant chapter, it also gives us the Jim Spalding ness Tax Seminar that is being held
resources to put together the various programs and at the Bay Area Video Coalition, 2727 Mariposa, SF, on
services we offer. Wednesday, February 15th from 7-9 p.m.
At the head of the list is this year’s Emmy® show. The Jim Spalding, CPA & MS Tax, Principal of Spalding &
Emmy® entries are being processed now. Our web site Company is the finance chair and former treasurer of the
www.emmysf.tv has a list of the entries and entrants. National Television Academy, SF/Nor Cal Chapter, former
You should check that list to make sure your entries are Board Member of the Film Arts Foundation, former CFO,
continued on page 2 continued on page 2
Off Camera, February 2006, page 1
PRESIDENT’S WELCOME MEET THE GM
WELCOME ’S
GM’S continued from page 1 The Changing Bay Area News Market
correct. Nominations will be announced on April 20. The
2006 Emmy® show will be on Saturday, May 20, at the
Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Wed. 2/8, ABC 7
As members, you will receive our monthly publication,
Off Camera. It is e-mailed (or mailed) to you free of
charge.
You can also join one of our cinema clubs and receive
notices of free movie showings. Your contact here is
Lynn Friedman at ABC7 in San Francisco.
The money received from membership fees, Emmy®
Award entries and Emmy® show tickets is used not only
to pay for the Emmy® show but also to fund four schol-
arships for college students. It also helps administer our
“Mentor Match” program for TV industry employees in
smaller markets as well as put on seminars such as the
recent H-D panel discussion. (top row) McVay, Antonitis, Longinotti, Staab
We urge you to get involved in your NATAS chapter. (lower row) Medina, Harvill, Luckoff, Fuller
There are a number of committees you can sign up for.
There is also an election this spring for board members NorCal RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors
and chapter officers. Association of Northern California) invites you to join
We look forward to a prosperous and productive them for an evening with the General Managers to talk
2006. about “The Changing Bay Area News Market,”
Wednesday evening February 8th from 7 to 9pm at
the ABC Broadcast Center, 900 Front Street in San
Francisco.

MEDIA TAX SEMINAR


TA The television panel will include: Tim McVay, Vice
President and General Manager, KTVU Channel 2; Mark
Antonitis, President and General Manager, KRON 4;
continued from page 1
Ron Longinotti, President and General Manager, KPIX
San Francisco Bay CBS 5 and /KBHK UPN Bay Area; Valari Staab, Presi-
Area Film/Tape Coun- dent and General Manager, KGO-TV ABC 7; and Marcela
cil, former VP & CFO, Medina, Vice President and General Manager, KDTV
One Pass Film & Univision 14. Linda Sullivan, President and General
Video, Inc., former Manager, KNTV NBC 11 is unable to attend due to the
CFO of KQED Inc. and station’s Olympic coverage.
Audit Supervisor for Representing Radio Doug Harvill, Senior Vice
Ernst & Young. Jim is President, Market Manager, CBS Radio and General
also a BAVC-recom- Manager KCBS All News 740 & KFRC-FM. Mickey
mended accountant. Luckoff, President and General Manager, KGO NewsTalk
There will be media networking to kick it off at 7 p.m. 810. JoAnne Wallace from KQED Public Radio is unable
with light refreshments. At 7:30 p.m., Jim will lead a dis- to attend.
cussion and answer your questions on media business’ Former general manager and news director Harry
accounting requirements and taxes for company owners Fuller, now the Executive Editor of c|net News.com will
and workers, broadcast professionals, film and video moderate the program.
freelancers and independent filmmakers. Reception and networking at 7pm will be followed by
a short NorCal RTNDA annual meeting and board elec-
Topics will include: tion. NorCal RTNDA members are free. Television
* What is new for 2005 tax filings for business and Academy and other media organizations $5, non-mem-
individuals? bers $10. RSVP to gm@norcalrtnda.com or call 650-
* How to start up your business. 341-9978.
* What is the difference between independent con-
tractor (1099) and employee (W-2)?
* Limited liability and incorporation. NATIONAL NEWSLETTER
* What is deductible on your return and where?
* What is a business entity, income forecast method,
grant accounting?
* Sales tax for production entities.
The admission charge is $10 for NATAS and BAVC mem-
bers, $25 for non-members. There is a limited seating
www.emmysf.tv
capacity for this event, so please RSVP to tax@emmysf.tv (click on NATAS National)
or call (650) 341-7786.

Off Camera, February 2006, page 2


BAY AREA TO
TO
GET SECOND
INDEPENDENT S TATION
ST By Bob Goldberger
The joint announcement by UPN and WB that they
and One Tree Hill; then add syndication hits The
were both shutting down in 2006 and merging to form
Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, King of Queens,
the new CW network shocked the broadcast industry. Not
Everybody Loves Raymond, Will and Grace and South
just because the two faltering networks had agreed to
Park, and you have one major player in Bay Area televi-
bury their fiercely competitive hatchets and join forces,
sion.”
but because somehow, they had managed to actually
But Anderson says the merger finally gives KBWB
keep their secret plan a secret for two months. Nobody
the freedom it needs to become a major force in the Bay
had even heard a rumor of the merger, not even the
Area. As he sees it, “The WB is a declining network. We
networks’ own affiliates.
now have the opportunity to forge ahead and make our
“I didn’t think I could be own future.” He’s not ready to reveal what the station’s
surprised by anything in this busi- programming schedule will be (the merger announce-
ness anymore, but this surprised ment was just a couple of weeks ago), but says “We’re
me,” says San Francisco’s WB20 almost there already. We’re still waiting to hear back on
(KBWB-TV) General Manager Bob a few things, but we’re in great shape. We had a really
Anderson. Anderson was at the good start,” from being at the programming convention
annual programmer’s convention in when the news broke.
Las Vegas when the announcement Anderson also sees the loss of WB as an opportunity
spread like wildfire across the to substantially increase the station’s revenues, despite
Bob Anderson convention floor. The agreement the financial tailspin KRON has been in since losing its
WB 20 means within a few months, NBC affiliation in 2002 and going independent. Anderson
Anderson’s station will no longer be a WB affiliate. CBS- says the situations are completely different. “KRON was
owned and Tribune Broadcasting stations automatically in a completely different situation. They had to replace
get the new CW network affiliations, since CBS is UPN’s highly rated NBC shows and pay for a very expensive
parent company, and Tribune currently owns the rights to news operation. We’re replacing much lower-rated WB
the WB in most major markets. KBHK (UPN 44) in San programs, and we’re confident we can offer viewers
Francisco is owned by CBS, which means Anderson’s shows they’re more interesting in watching during prime
KBWB will venture into the often treacherous waters of time. Add to that the fact that we get to sell all the avails
independence later this year. How did Anderson take the instead of just a few per hour, and we’re in a great
news? “I started buying programming right away. We’re position.”
already in pretty good shape, and everybody here is very KBWB was in the process of being sold when the
excited. I’ve never seen this much excitement at the announcement came. Anderson says the deal’s not off,
station.” But can the Bay Area’s shrinking television but naturally has taken a step backward to the discus-
advertising market support a second English language sion/renegotiation stage since the landscape has
independent station (KRON is the other)? Anderson says, changed so drastically. “Both sides still want the sale to
“Well, it’s going to have to. We’re not going away, and go through, so I’m confident we’ll work everything out,”
nobody else is going away.” says Anderson. In the meantime, he says they’re moving
forward. “We have really great people here who think
Certainly not KBHK. The
outside the box, so they’re all really excited.”
station on the flip-side of this deal
sees an opportunity to finally carry
a real network that has a serious
chance to grow its audience and
establish itself as a competitor with
a chance of taking on the “Big 4.”
Steve Poitras, UPN Bay Area
Station Manager says, ”UPN and
Steve Poitras the WB both have a handful of
UPN BayArea great shows that just aren’t work-
ing… Now, the strongest from both will land on one
channel. KBHK will benefit with a new powerhouse lineup
that will attract the Bay Area’s teen and young adult
audiences like never before.” Poitras gives this sneak
peak at what the new CW will look like in San Francisco:
“Take Top Model, Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris
and WWE; add Gilmore Girls, Smallville, Supernatural JOB BANK at www.emmysf.tv
Off Camera, February 2006, page 3
EMMY® ENTRIES LOTS MORE WEATHER
AND TRAFFIC ON
continued from
page 1

Entry tapes are


stacked on shelves
(Categories 1 to 15
shown here) for the
Awards Committee
Certification
meeting. Then a By Bob Goldberger
ballot for each The freelance writers on the morning shift have
category is made been cut loose. One staff photographer was just let go.
by randomly They’re not needed anymore, because KRON 4 in San
sorting entries. Francisco is adding more traffic and weather to its five
They are then
packed and
hour morning news show. A lot more.
shipped to other News Director Chris Lee admits one motivation for
chapters to be the change is budgetary, but he says it’s not the primary
judged. reason. “Everybody wants to look at everything we do at
this station through the prism of cost-cutting, but that’s
The Sacramento market had 114 entries, 11 more just not the case. This is all about making it as an
than last year. KXTV led the pack with 28 entries. Close independent station and distinguishing ourselves from
behind was KCRA with 27 entries and KVIE with 27 the crowd (of morning news shows).”
entries, an increase of 20 from the year before. It’s still unclear how many minutes of each half hour
The Fresno market brought in 71 entries, only two will be devoted to traditional “news” stories, and how
less than last year’s record total. KFSN and KSEE tied for much will go to weather and traffic. Lee will only say,
the lead with 20 entries each while KFTV was right “We’re going to be doing a lot more weather and traffic
behind with 19. than anybody else in the morning.” He also says rumors
Stations in Hawaii contributed 21 entries, four less from disgruntled insiders that the news stories will not be
than last year. KITV had the majority of those with 14. updated between 5am and 10am are untrue, pointing
In the Salinas-Monterey region, there were 18 out the staff writers are remaining.
entries, three more than last year. KSBW brought in the But the show will be different than any other morn-
most with eight entries. ing newscast the Bay Area has seen before. Intentionally.
The Chico-Redding market had five entries, the “We’re trying to zig when everybody else is zagging,” Lee
same as last year. KHSL had four of those entries. says. “We’re going to offer viewers something nobody
The cable outlet sector had 45 entries, four more else is offering. Something we know is very important to
than 2004. Fox Sports Bay Area provided 24 of those them at that time of day.”
entries. With San Francisco’s overnight People Meter rating
Emmy® nominations will be announced on April 20. system, the station will find out quickly if the Bay Area
The Emmy® 2006 show will be held Saturday, May 20, at really is craving more traffic and weather in the morning,
the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. or if five solid hours of it is simply too much.
This year’s show theme is “Breaking New Ground” –
a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San
Francisco earthquake with a modern twist. NUBLA DEPARTS CBS 5
“The Emmy® Awards show this year is about
change,” said Keith Sanders, Emmy® show producer. Malou Nubla has left KPIX-
“Among other things, we will pay tribute to changes in TV in San Francisco, rather
new media technology on the Internet that have the abruptly and mysteriously.
potential to re-define broadcast television.” Station management will only say
The list of entries can be viewed on the NATAS Nubla left the station late last
website at www.emmysf.tv All entrants should check the year, and that Brian Hackney
list to make sure their entries are correct. and Liam Mayclem are now the
Special thanks to Joyce Wong and Linda only hosts of “Eye on the Bay,”
Giannecchini for their help with the awards processing. CBS 5’s daily, locally produced
half hour news and entertain-
ment show.

EMMY® CALEND
CALEND AR
ALENDAR Nubla would not comment
on her departure from KPIX but
NOW - Check your entries on-line: www.emmysf.tv told Off Camera that she has
Malou Nubla formed her own company
Last day to add or delete names on an entry-March 31st (Malou Nubla Productions, Inc.) and plans on
working with other production houses in creating new
Emmy® Nominatons Announced-Thursday, April 20th programming for broadcast and corporations in the Bay
Area.
Emmy® 2006 Awards Presentation-Saturday, May 20th Prior to joining CBS 5 in 2000, Nubla was best known as
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco the traffic reporter for KRON 4 in San Francisco.
Off Camera, February 2006, page 4
UPHEAVAL IN HAWAII

The news came quickly, and hit the staff of KHON- Popular main anchor Joe
TV in Honolulu like a ton of pineapples. Their new Moore is remaining at KHON
owner, SJL Broadcast Group, plans to automate news (his contract expires in 2009),
production and lay off as many as 35 full and part-time but he admitted reservations
employees by the end of winter. about the station’s direction
The fallout was immediate at Hawaii’s #1 rated under new ownership. “I’m
news station. KHON Senior Vice President and General concerned about my colleagues
Manager Rick Blangiardi resigned, saying in a letter but I’m also concerned about
distributed to staff members at 9am in mid-January, “I our ability to continue to
never intended to leave you, but regrettably, I do not provide the quality that we
share the same vision and approach to the television Joe Moore provide to this state,” Moore
business as SJL. These differences make it impossible said.
for me to serve you and SJL effectively.” SJL’s Broadcast Moore has survived about half a dozen ownership
Group Comptroller announced the staff cuts at 2pm the changes at KHON, but says SJL is the first buyer “to walk
same day. in the door and announce mass, across-the-board
The lay-offs were scheduled to take place in two firings.”
waves, with the first being completed by the end of But Chief Executive Officer George Lilly contends
January, and the second sometime after the February the result of automating and downsizing at SJL’s Main-
sweeps. It appears the news department and sales land stations have resulted in higher ratings and in-
staffs, for the most part, are being spared, with almost creased revenues. “It’s not going to be easy to take this
all of the cuts coming from the production staff. station (KHON) to a better level, but we will do our darn
SJL has reportedly purchased an “Ignite” system best,” said Lilly.
that automates the on-air production of newscasts to the
point where only one or two people are needed to put a
show on the air. Sometimes referred to as a “control
room in a box,” a director programs the entire newscast
into a computer ahead of time, and then controls all
cameras, audio, video playback, etc, single-handedly.
Ironically the cutbacks come on the heels of what
Broadcasting & Cable magazine reported as KHON’s
best-performing year ever. The station reportedly had
$19.5 million in gross revenue in 2004 under previous
owner, Emmis Communications.
SJL Broadcast CEO Sandy Benton says the com-
pany will tell employees about impending layoffs as
quickly as possible so workers can make plans for their
lives. “Hopefully, we’ll be great people to work for, for
those who remain,” Benton said. “I know you can take
strong stations and keep them strong and still be more
efficient.”
Given SJL’s track record within the industry of
automating and cutting jobs quickly after acquiring a
new station, most people at KHON-TV knew what was
coming. Emmis certainly did. It has prepared a sever-
ance package for employees let go, as well as a “success
bonus” of three months’ pay for everyone at its former
FOX station.

Send your news items to:


offcamera@emmysf.tv

Off Camera, February 2006, page 5


JOBS’ PALACE COUP
By Keith Sanders
On January 24, 2006 the - delivering high-quality, compel-
Walt Disney Company, distribu- ling creative content to consum-
tor for all of Pixar’s animated ers, the application of new
feature films, announced a deal technology and global expansion
to acquire Pixar for about 7.4 to drive long-term shareholder
Billion worth of Disney stock. value.”
Steve Jobs was the majority So what affect will this
shareholder of Pixar. He’ll now merger have on competitors? It
be Disney’s largest shareholder. can’t make Microsoft, Sony or
Jobs will also get a seat on Google happy. All of those
Disney’s board. The deal must players want to distribute movies
still be cleared by anti-trust online, and seeing Jobs, a key
regulators, but is expected to rival, as the major shareholder
be approved. and Disney boardmember should
Until recently, Disney and make them nervous.
Pixar had a tight relationship; What might give them a full-
Pixar made the movies, Disney blown anxiety attack is the
distributed them. The partner- possibility of a merger between
ship has been very profitable Apple Computer and Walt Disney
for both sides, generating over Company. Last October, Iger and
$3 billion at the box office. Yet Jobs shared a stage at the
the relationship had shown California Theater in San Jose,
signs of discord as Jobs tried to where Jobs introduced the video
negotiate a new contract with iPod and said content would be
former Disney boss Michael available from Disney’s ABC
Eisner. television network. At the time,
Last February Jobs publicly Iger joked about striking a deal
stated that Pixar was looking with Apple, not Pixar (Bill Gates
for a new distribution partner. isn’t laughing).
Since then Eisner has been Jobs is rapidly turning Apple
replaced by Robert Iger. The into a New Media entertainment
new president has been eager company as his iTunes music
to patch things up. store offers an expanding range
The sale was good for of music videos, TV shows and
Disney, as their animation movie trailers. Almost every
division is not what it used to week brings an announcement of
be in its Lion King glory years. a new content deal, one of the
The sale was good for Jobs, as latest being with NBC Universal.
it leaves him in one of the most A few weeks ago NBC’s “The
powerful positions in the movie Office” drew its largest audience
business. But was it good for ever in the 18-to-49-year-old
Pixar? demographic, which the network
I would argue that this attributed to interest sparked by
acquisition is nothing less than users downloading previous
a “palace coup” of the Disney episodes on iTunes.
animation department by Pixar The acquisition of Pixar by
CEO Steve Jobs, President Ed Disney should become final this
Catmull, and Vice President summer, but it’s safe to say that
John Lassiter. Pixar employ- Steve Jobs has already been
ees will largely be protected by crowned “King of New Media!”
a detailed agreement.
Pixar will be part of the Disney Animation Studios,
but Ed Catmull will now be president of the combined Keith Sanders, is the NATAS
Disney and Pixar groups. John Lassiter, who has directed vice president for San Jose and a
most of Pixar’s movies, will be chief creative officer of the video producer for San Jose
combined animation group and will advise other groups State University.
including Disney’s theme park division. The digital In addition to being our
animation company will stay in Emeryville, with a sign at technology chair he also pro-
its gate that “shall not be altered” from Pixar, the duces the Emmy® show.
Send your technology stories
agreement said.
to Keith.Sanders@sjsu.edu
Iger stated “this investment significantly advances
our strategic priorities, which include - first and foremost

Off Camera, February 2006, page 6


ON THE MOVE
Eric Bradley to Account Execu-
tive, Duopoly New Business Team,
CBS 5/UPN San Francisco Bay Area
from receiving his MBA in General
Management/Finance at the Univer-
sity of San Francisco.
Cesar Chavez to Promotion
Manager, CBS 5 (KPIX-TV) from Tom Stienstra adds KOVR TV in
same title, KTVU-TV. Liam Mayclem becomes a Sacramento to the stations airing his
Correspondent and Co-host for the show “The Great Outdoors with Tom
Steve Harris has been named KPIX-TV magazine show “Eye on the Stienstra.” The show goes in to its
Marketing and Creative Services Bay” in San Francisco from KRON 4 second season on KBHK-TV and
director of KGUN-TV, the Journal where he was a features/entertain- KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
Broadcast Group, Inc.’s ABC affiliated ment reporter.
television station in Tucson, Ariz. Will Tran becomes a video
Prior to his move to KGUN 9, Harris Ryan McKeel to Senior Writer, journalist for KRON 4 in San Fran-
served as Creative Services Director CBS 5 Eyewitness News (KPIX-TV cisco after freelancing at the station
at KOVR-TV 13 in Sacramento, Calif. San Francisco) from same station, for the past year. Prior to that Will
During that time Harris was regional writer. was at FOX5 in Las Vegas where he
Promotion Supervisor for Sinclair won an AP Award for Breaking News
Greg Rando has been promoted Coverage.
Broadcasting Group. to Promotion Manager at KTVU FOX 2
Kurt Johnson to Producer, CBS in the San Francisco Bay Area from
5 Eyewitness News Early Edition at Senior Writer/Producer same station.
5am from writer, same station. Amy Sabol to Account Executive,
CBS 5 (KPIX-TV, San Francisco) from
Senior Account Executive Corporate
Partnerships, San Francisco 49ers.

Julie Watts is the newest


member of the KCRA 3 Weather Plus
Team in Sacramento. In addition to
weather and reporting on KCRA 3,
Chris Lee is leaving KRON 4, she covers morning weather duties
Young Broadcasting owned indepen- on the WB58 and NBC’s Weather Plus
dent station at the end of the Febru- Network. Julie was previously at
ary rating book. Chris was promoted KGPE in Fresno.
to the News Director position last Tim Sakaraha returns home and
April. joins KTXL-TV in Sacramento as a Rafer Weigel has been named the
reporter from KOCO-TV in Oklahoma new Morning Reporter for KOVR/
Chad Mallam to Senior Promo- City. KMAX in Sacramento, from his
tion Writer/Producer for CBS 5 position as a freelance reporter at
(KPIX-TV, San Francisco) from KUSI and sports journalist for the LA
Writer/Producer, same station. Times. Rafer began his duties in
Sacramento this month.

Craig Marrs is the new GM of


WHNT-TV, the New York Times-
owned CBS affiliate in Huntsville, AL.
Craig has been Station Manager of
KRON-TV in San Francisco, but
previously served as a ND at KWTV
in Oklahoma City in the 70’s, worked
for Magid as a consultant for ten
years, and also served as President/
GM of Northwest Cable News.
Off Camera, February 2006, page 7
MID-CAREER GRANTS NATIONAL AWARDS
ENTRY DEADLINE 3/1
The NATAS Northern California Chapter has $2,000
burning a hole in our collective pocket. We’re looking for
four members who want to better themselves with
In 2006, the National Television Academy will award
formal mid-career training. The only catch is, you must
a new category of the Emmy® Award for original pro-
apply by March 1st.
gramming created specifically for non-traditional viewing
Each year, the chapter awards four $500 grants, one
platforms, including computer, mobile phone, iPods, PSAs
in each geographic area: San Francisco Bay Area, San
and similar devices. It will be given in recognition of
Jose/Salinas-Monterey, Sacramento/Fresno-Modesto,
creativity in editorial content and video production.
and Chico-Redding/Eureka/Reno/Hawaii. To qualify, you
For this award only in both the Daytime Emmy®
must be an active, regional, or life member of the
Awards and the Sports Emmy® Awards, the entry dead-
Northern California NATAS chapter, have worked full time
line has been extended to March 1 and the eligibility
for at least five years in some aspect of the television
period also has been extended for content created
industry, and been employed in the industry within the
previous year. Your grant request must be for formal between Jan, 1, 2005 - March 1, 2006.
instruction at a recognized or certified educational
institution. The grant is paid directly to that institution on
your behalf. If there’s more than one qualified applicant
within a given region, that grant will be awarded by
lottery.
Last year’s grants were awarded to Keith Sanders, Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 24,
Perfect Pitch, San Francisco Bay Area and Jorge 2006. Entries postmarked by February 28 qualify for a
Velasquez, KCRA, Sacramento. lower entry fee. Judging will take place in May and June.
If you have the time and desire to learn a new skill, The Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, Septem-
NATAS has some money to help you. Applications are ber 25, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
available on the NATAS website: www.emmysf.tv
under the “Membership” section. More information on these awards is available at
www.emmysf.tv. Click on NATAS National.

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THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OFFICERS:
David Mills, CBS 5, President
Lynn R Friedman, ABC 7, VP, SF
Keith Sanders, SJ State University, VP, SJ
Dan Adams, KXTV 10, VP, Sacramento
Nancy Osborne, ABC 30, VP, Fresno SAN FRANCSISCO
Terri Russell, KOLO 8, VP, Reno NORTHERN C ALIF
CALIF ORNIA
ALIFORNIA
Pamela Young, KITV 4, VP, Hawaii 4317 Camden Avenue
Janice Edwards, NBC 11, Secretary San Mateo, CA 94403
Sharon Navratil, KTVU 2, Treasurer (650) 341-7786 F: (650) 372-0279
NATIONAL TRUSTEES:
Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9 (Museum) Ronald Louie, KTVU 2 (Alt. Trustee)
Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions
Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) Tamar Maghdissian, KHSL 12
GOVERNORS: Deanne Moenster-Poitras, KTVU 2
Terri Amos, Cornerstone Prod. (Membership) John Murray, JM Communications
Bob Anderson, WB20 John Odell, City College San Francisco
Duncan Armstrong, NBC 8 Sheraz Sadiq, KQED 9
Dan Ashley, ABC 7 Javier Valencia, KRON 4 (Awards)
Brian Avery, Avery Media COMMITTEE CHAIRS: (not listed above)
Samuel Belilty, Univision 21 John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. (Museum)
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Thomas Drayton, Fox 40 Rick Zanardi, College of San Mateo (Marketing)
Janice Edwards, NBC 11 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
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