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OC: 1. Tell us about Lynn Friedman, where were you born, your family, where did you

grow up. LF: My family came from Russia and settled

in Connecticut. Some-

how my parents ended up in Milwaukee, WI where I was born and raised. Twenty years in America’s Dairyland left me with a life long love of bratwurst, cheese, and small town pa- rades. After graduat- ing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison I taught photography at the Guadalupe Center

in Milwaukee. At summer’s end I achieved my next goal of leaving town before the next snow fall.

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On Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Dolby Labs Screening Room, 100 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, we are holding our Emmy™ Showcase Screening Party. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the best TV programs in Northern California in Dolby’s glorious the- atre! At 7 p.m., the networking party begins with refreshments and at 7:30 p.m. the show will begin. First we will see the Historical/Cultural Program/Special Emmy® Award winning:

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafete- ria ,” KQED/ITVS 56 minutes. “ Screaming Queens ” tells the forgotten story of the first collective act of militant resistance to the social oppression of queer people in

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Then the red light came on, the floor director gave his cue, and co- hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang welcomed everybody to their new show, “The View from the Bay,” launching a nearly techni- cally-clean hour-long broadcast from KGO’s studio #2, that also incorpo- rated a healthy dose of live-from- the-field features and pre-taped segments. When it was over, everybody heaved a giant sigh of relief, and celebrated over dinner at a restaurant down the street. “I’m very pleased with the debut,” says Christian. “It went just about as smoothly as I had hoped.”

The hosts were nervous but excited as the seconds ticked down toward 3:00 p.m. on June 26th. The mood in the control room was even more tense than during a Presiden- tial Election night. More than six months of planning, preparing and rehearsing had led up to this one moment: KGO TV (ABC 7) in San Francisco was on the verge of launching the Bay Area’s only after- noon live entertainment show, using

a cost-cutting production technology called “Ignite!,” better known to most broadcasters by its original incarnations of “ParkerVision.”

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for anyone in television. I want to prove to people at every stage of their career that NATAS has something to offer them. OC: 8. Will you continue the “road trip” outreach trips to markets outside the Bay Area?

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television? LF: A friend of my father let me hang out at the KTSF studios for a day. My sparkling personality and willingness to work part time for minimum wage landed me a job editing copy off the wires for a live stock market show.

OC: 3. Where has this career path taken you?

LF: Absolutely.

I love road

trips. I’ll be bringing the Emmy® 2006 “Winner’s Reel” with me.

You can reach me at lynn.friedman@abc.com. OC: 9. Would you like to see anything done differently with the Awards Show and After-

party in the future? LF: More glamour more often, that’s my motto. There has always been controversy attached to the show and the awards categories. I will make sure we never lose sight of our dedication to the advancement of excellence in television. OC: 10. Many members know you as formerly heading the Cinema Club while you were Vice President. What surprising “jewels” did you see during those screenings that you might have missed otherwise? LF: So many highlights, such as our partnership with RTNDA for a preview showing of “Good Night & Good Luc k .” We filled the entire theater ourselves. The Jewish Film Festival invited us to the Metreon for a preview of “Everything is Illuminated.” A geeky young man travels across the globe to learn some family secrets. This sleeper was quirky with surprising emotional revelations. Dolby Labs & Karen Larsen & Assoc. hosted a screening of ”Don’t Come Knocking,” followed by a Q&A and reception with the director, Wim Wenders. Mr Wenders spoke of living in San Francisco in the 1970s where he first got the idea to jump in the car and head out to Butte, Montana. Thirty years later he made “Don’t Come Knocking” with Sam Shepard, Tim Roth and Jessica Lange. My favorite memory was the room full of jaded urban screening regulars lining up for autographed posters. Another highlight the VIP tour of Pixar Studios conducted by John Lassiter. Most of all I enjoyed building up Lynn’s List and getting to know all the NATAS film lovers.

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NEW GRAND PA Our new past-president David Mills has another new job – GRAND PA –

Our new past-president David Mills has another new job – GRAND PA – Thomas Shea Daly, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, arrived June 22 nd 9:45 a.m. CONGRATULATIONS DAVE !

LF:

I get asked this a lot at

television career panels. My mentor- free much winding career path is the ultimate cautionary tale. Career host stations include KTSF, KTSF again, KRON, back to KTSF, KFTY, Video West, CNN, MTV, & KGO three more times as public affairs director, photographer,

office manager, traffic manager, traffic clerk, studio/ field engineer, tape op, studio/field camera, audio, & news editor. I’ve worked productions from NYC to Hawaii for ABC Wide World of Sports and live talk shows. After receiving a Fullbright Fellowship I traveled to Portugal to teach North American television production to producers and directors at Lisbon’s Radio Televisio Portuguesa, the government run station. I am cur- rently editing special projects and day of air packages for KGO-TV/ABC-7 News. OC: 4. Tell us about your awards?

for KGO-TV/ABC-7 News. OC: 4. Tell us about your awards? LF: Oh let’s see ten-Emmy ®

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Awards; four-Associated Press Mark Twain’s, two-National Edward R Murrow’s; three NorCal RTNDA; two- Humane Society’s Genesis, and the Press Club’s National Headliner Award. OC: 5. What do you do outside of television? LF: My photographs are repre- sented by ArtWork SF Gallery at 49 Geary. Andrea Schwartz Gallery has my Portugal series. I never travel without my camera. See www.lynnfriedman.com for examples. Somehow I was convinced to get ordained online and now I officiate an occasional heathen wedding. This year’s ceremonies will take me to Half Moon Bay and Hawaii. Next year I can say I gave lectures on televi- sion aboard Holland America cruise ships! OC: 6. Being NATAS President is a lot of work. What made you want to take on the job? LF: Well, obviously I don’t have a personal life. Besides that, I’ve been on the NATAS Board of Gover- nors for eight years and want to put all that experience to good use. That’s a lot of history and I wouldn’t have stayed so long without there being a good balance of work and rewards. OC: 7. What’s your top priority for the coming two years? LF: To build upon the great work of our past presi- dents and board members. There are plenty of special interest organizations out there, but NATAS member-

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BOARD ELECTS 2006-2008 OFFICERS

President

BOARD ELECTS 2006-2008 OFFICERS President VP - San Francisco VP - Sacramento VP - Fresno VP

VP - San Francisco

BOARD ELECTS 2006-2008 OFFICERS President VP - San Francisco VP - Sacramento VP - Fresno VP

VP - Sacramento

OFFICERS President VP - San Francisco VP - Sacramento VP - Fresno VP - Reno Lynn

VP - Fresno

President VP - San Francisco VP - Sacramento VP - Fresno VP - Reno Lynn R

VP - Reno

VP - San Francisco VP - Sacramento VP - Fresno VP - Reno Lynn R Friedman

Lynn R Friedman

Javier Valencia

Dan Adams

Nancy Osborne

Terri Russell

News Editor

Comm. Relations Mgr.

News Reporter

Anchor/Reporter

Medical Reporter

KGO ABC 7

KRON 4

KXTV 10

KFSN ABC 30

KOLO 8

VP - Hawaii

7 KRON 4 KXTV 10 KFSN ABC 30 KOLO 8 VP - Hawaii VP - Smaller

VP - Smaller Mkts

10 KFSN ABC 30 KOLO 8 VP - Hawaii VP - Smaller Mkts Secretary (incumbent) Treasurer

Secretary

ABC 30 KOLO 8 VP - Hawaii VP - Smaller Mkts Secretary (incumbent) Treasurer (incumbent )

(incumbent)

Treasurer

- Hawaii VP - Smaller Mkts Secretary (incumbent) Treasurer (incumbent ) Trustee* (incumbent) Past President Duncan

(incumbent )

Trustee*

Mkts Secretary (incumbent) Treasurer (incumbent ) Trustee* (incumbent) Past President Duncan Armstrong Tamar

(incumbent)

Past President

Treasurer (incumbent ) Trustee* (incumbent) Past President Duncan Armstrong Tamar Maghdissian Keith Sanders Terry

Duncan Armstrong Tamar Maghdissian

Keith Sanders

Terry Lowry

Alison Gibson

David Mills

Photojournalist

Reporter

Video Producer

VP / Host / Reporter

Producer

News Producer

KHNL 8

KQED-FM (Former KHSL12) San Jose State Univ.

LaCosse Productions

Media Cool

KPIX CBS 5

 

(incumbent)

*additional Trustees serving second year of term Linda Giannecchini and Cynthia Zeiden

MEMBERS ELECT GOVERNORS FOR 2006-2008 TERM

After record participation in the 2006 Emmy® competition, NorCal NATAS members seemed to take last month off, with just over 14% of members voting for the annual election of chapter Governors.

voting for the annual election of chapter Governors. When the votes were tallied, the top 12
voting for the annual election of chapter Governors. When the votes were tallied, the top 12
voting for the annual election of chapter Governors. When the votes were tallied, the top 12

When the votes were tallied, the top 12 became your new (and in some cases, returning) members of the Board of Governors, joining 13 others who are in the middle of their two-year terms:

13 others who are in the middle of their two-year terms: Brian Avery Samuel Belilty Martin
13 others who are in the middle of their two-year terms: Brian Avery Samuel Belilty Martin
13 others who are in the middle of their two-year terms: Brian Avery Samuel Belilty Martin

Brian Avery

Samuel Belilty

Martin Christian

Janice Edwards

Wayne Freedman

Danny McGuire

Consultant

News Director

Photographer

Comm. Relations Dir.

News Reporter

Executive Producer

AveryMedia

KFTV Univision 2

KVIE 6

KNTV NBC 11

KGO ABC 7

KQED 9

(incumbent)

KVIE 6 KNTV NBC 11 KGO ABC 7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym

(incumbent )

KNTV NBC 11 KGO ABC 7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym McNicholas Jeanette

(incumbent)

KGO ABC 7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym McNicholas Jeanette Pavini Wayne

(incumbent)

7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym McNicholas Jeanette Pavini Wayne Philippo Gary
7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym McNicholas Jeanette Pavini Wayne Philippo Gary
7 KQED 9 (incumbent) (incumbent ) (incumbent) (incumbent) Kym McNicholas Jeanette Pavini Wayne Philippo Gary

Kym McNicholas

Jeanette Pavini

Wayne Philippo

Gary Schultz

Annika Wood

Pamela Young

News Reporter

Consumer Reporter

Director

Technical Director

Writer/Producer/Editor

Anchor/Reporter

KFTY 50

KPIX CBS 5

KPIX CBS 5

KGO ABC 7

KNTV NBC 11

KITV 4

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the United States—a 1966 riot by

transgender prostitutes at a late night cafeteria

in San Francisco, three

years before the famous gay riot at New

York’s Stonewall Inn. Producers Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker will have a short Q&A after the viewing. Then we will see Emmy® Award winner for Documentary and Program Photography:

Counting Sheep,”

KQED/Green TV 56 minutes. High in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the last few native bighorn sheep are fighting for survival. Threats from mountain lions have forced wildlife officials to take extraordinary measures to protect the bighorn. Two remarkable men stand between the bighorn and extinction. An oboe-playing mountain man turned consummate scientist has an

unlikely ally: a mountain lion tracker of skill and instinct,

a modern day frontiersman.

Frank Green will be there to answer questions after the screening. We will also raffle some HBO prizes, proceeds will go to the Board of Governors’ New Media Scholarship. Admission to this event is free to NATAS members, $10 for non-members. R.S.V.P’s are required to attend the event, please email showcase@emmysf.tv or call (650)

341-7786.

please email showcase@emm ysf.tv or call (650) 341-7786. Frank Green Producer/photographer JOB BANK at www.emmysf.tv

Frank Green

Producer/photographer

JOB BANK at www.emmysf.tv
JOB BANK at www.emmysf.tv
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JOB BANK at www.emmysf.tv 9 PM NEWS ENDING It’s official now. Off Camera reported two months

It’s official now. Off Camera reported two months ago it was all but a done deal. Now Young Broadcasting has announced that KRON 4 in San Francisco’s successful 9:00 pm newscast will come to an end on September 5th, when the station becomes an affiliate of the new MyNetworkTV. Airing in place of the hour-long 9:00 news will be the nightly primetime soap ”Desire” followed by the nightly telenovella “Secret Obsession” at 10:00 pm. The loss of the hour-long newscast is “the unfortu- nate part” of the change, says Young Broadcasting President Deb McDermott. But she adds, the company has no plans for further lay-offs at the independent station, which has seen more than its share of cut- backs since severing its ties with NBC more than five years ago. KRON will continue to produce its morning, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts. As KRON General Manager Mark Antonitis previ- ously predicted to Off Camera, the highly-rated “Dr. Phil” will remain in its current 8-9pm time slot. He points out it frequently out-performs its network competition in the coveted demographic of 25-54 year old women. ”We’ve got a good female lineup,” Antonitis says about the prospect of Dr. Phil leading into two hours of female oriented prime time soaps. “We’ve got stability in the lineup where it counts.”

25th Annual NorCAL RTNDA Awards Entry Deadline: July 15, 2006

25th Annual NorCAL RTNDA Awards Entry Deadline: July 15, 2006 Call For Entries that aired between

Call For Entries

that aired between July 1, 2005 and June 30,2006

Awards Presented Sat. Oct. 28, 2006
Awards Presented
Sat. Oct. 28, 2006

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e-mail: awards@norcalrtnda.com Phone: (650) 341-9978

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introduced, we felt comfortable with each other. Conversation came easily and naturally, and we felt mutual respect and admiration. We also make each other laugh, and that is so important in a co-host relationship.” That left one final concern from the station’s stand- point: Could a daily hour-long live broadcast, with the inherent overhead involved, actually turn a profit? That’s where the “Ignite!” control room system came in, which allows a single director to pre-program the show and also serve as technical director, audio operator and robotic camera operator. Staab says having one very talented director perform the jobs of four people was critical to her decision to green light The View from the Bay. “The only way to make this show viable in the long run is to keep the cost at about what we would pay for a syndicated show in the time period. The show is airing at 3 p.m. and this is when our 5, 6, and 11 p.m. news technical crew currently come to work. It would have meant running another full crew or making the current crew

work overtime every day. I don’t know how long that would have been practical.” Another “first” for the show is that it’s being webcast live on the internet each day from its own website, “www.Viewfromthebay.com.” Wang says everybody involved in the show feels the pressure to make this experiment a success. “Of course, but I think that’s expected. We are the only show like this in the Bay Area. I feel the same kind of pressure as I did covering news.” And if the pressure of succeed-

ing locally isn’t enough, VFTB soon will be syndicated, according to Staab. “In the fall, it will air on the second digital channel of our nine sister ABC Owned stations, giving it a presence in 24% of the country.” Everybody involved knows, however, in the end, all that really matters is whether enough viewers in the Bay Area will decide they’d rather watch Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang at 3:00 p.m, than People’s Court, or Tyra Banks, or any of the other shows on the always-expanding television menu. The confident mood following VFTB’s debut indicates the resounding answer from the show’s staff and station management is: absolutely.”

Wang agrees. “We’ve all be working very hard and our first show basically went off without a hitch. Behind the scenes I think we all had some nervous energy, but it was definitely positive energy.” Station President and General Manager Valeri Staab believes View from the Bay is just the first in what will likely be a procession of non-news shows launched by local stations during coming years. “It gives a station more unique content and broadens the stations’ offerings to more than just news.” Of course, it makes the decision to go out on a limb with a local entertainment show a bit easier when the two syndicated shows that previ- ously aired in that time period (Wayne Brady and Tony Danza) bombed. Staab says, “I was concerned that the options for this year were not suited for the unique viewers in the Bay Area. With a local show, we can specifi- cally target Bay Area viewers’ interests.” It also helps to have a nation- ally-known broadcaster already on

the staff. Spencer Christian was the long-time weathercaster for Good Morning America before joining KGO in the late ’90s. Staab says, “Spencer’s years on a network show make him particu- larly well-suited to the role. It also helped convince national advertis- ers that the show would have a high level of professionalism.” Christian agrees his background prepared him well for this new assignment. “GMA was a wonder- ful training ground for VFTB. Doing ‘live’ TV every day, learning to adjust spontaneously to whatever might happen, interviewing a wide

range of people from very diverse backgrounds, and learning to maintain your composurer when things don’t go as planned are part of my experience at GMA and that will certainly serve me well on VFTB.” That’s not to say Wang will in any way play second fiddle to her network-seasoned co-host. She proved during their initial ”chat time” that she’s every bit his equal, and says the chemistry between them was instantaneous. “Yes. I’ve been with ABC7 for more than 3 years and actually had never really met Spencer because we worked opposite schedules. I was (re- porting) on the early morning show and he was work- ing the late evening shift. Once we found out we were doing the show, we got together for lunch and just chatted away. We have great chemistry, admiration and respect for each other. He also cracks me up.” Christian says, “From the very first moment we were

Christian says, “From the very first moment we were Spencer Christian Janelle Wang Writer, actor, and

Spencer Christian

Janelle Wang

the very first moment we were Spencer Christian Janelle Wang Writer, actor, and comedian Bruce Vilanch

Writer, actor, and comedian Bruce Vilanch joins Janelle and Spencer on the show.

(Disclosure:

KGO, the station that is the subject of this story.)

Bob Goldberger works as an E.P. at

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Measuring broadcast television viewership used to be easy. During “sweeps months” a representative sample of viewer families would be metered with a piece of hardware plugged into their TV. They were also asked to write a TV viewing diary. This data was compiled and projections were made about total viewership for each station in a given market. These numbers were critical be- cause ratings determine the value of airtime sold to advertisers. But new television technology has created many new ways for viewers to watch television pro- gramming using DVDs, DVRs, video- on-demand, Internet streaming, Internet downloading (which includes iPods) and cell phone viewing. This diversity has made the job of collecting accurate viewership data more difficult. During the fall of 2004 Nielsen enhanced its measurement systems in the San Francisco market. Each participant in a survey household used a Portable People Meter (PPM). It documented shows heard by the viewer 24 hours a day from all electronic media sources. PPMs were capable of identifying the signal source from analog, digital, live and recorded programming…on TV, Radio, Cable, Satellite and even Internet transmissions. Diaries were abandoned because it was thought that the PPM would be more accurate than a viewer’s memory. The data obtained from this new measurement system was contro- versial. Many stations in the SF market were seen to have lost viewership. Our chapter organized no less than three TV ratings panels in as many years to discuss the PPM system. “Each of these measures has its own strengths and weak- nesses, but the new system is more accurate,” said Andy Smith, a Nielsen Account Executive at a March 2005 panel discussion at KRON. Smith’s assertions were chal- lenged by Young Broadcasting vice president of programming Pat Patton, who said there were wide differences between the (new and old) systems when the two were compared side by side. He said both sets of numbers couldn’t be right.

by side. He said both sets of numbers couldn’t be right. DVDs DVRs iPods Cell Phones

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Cell Phones Nielsen Internet Nielsen Portable People Meter Keith Sanders , is the NATAS secretary and

Keith Sanders, is the NATAS secretary and a video producer for San Jose State

University.

to being our technology

chair he also produces the Emmy® show. Send your technol- ogy stories to Keith.Sanders@sjsu.edu

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Karen Orofino, general sales manager at KRON noted that the new people meters have shown an overall decline in TV viewership and that is driving down advertising rates across the board. “At some point, we’re not going to be able to put gas in the news trucks. We’re trying to run a business here,” she said. Under questioning from modera- tor Janice Edwards of NBC11, Smith also acknowledged the people meters aren’t registering programs that are recorded on Tivo and watched later. She said Nielsen is working on a solution. Smith told the audience that more changes are on the way. Finally, these changes have arrived. Last month, Nielsen Media Research announced that under a new initiative it calls “Anytime Anywhere Media Measurement” (A2/M2) the company will gather data from the many ways people now view television. The move by Nielsen and sister company NetRatings, upon whose research TV networks, Web sites and advertisers rely for setting advertising rates, could bring major changes to the TV industry as people increasingly watch shows outside the home or on computers, mobile devices and cell phones. The new plan will roll out over the next several years, starting with test programs as soon as this summer. Nielsen expects to create a 400-person panel of iPod users by the end of 2006. “A2/M2 is the result of extensive consulation with clients, who told us clearly that we should ‘follow the video’ and deliver integrated mea- surement of all television-like content regardless of (the delivery) platform,” Nielsen Media Research chief executive Susan Whiting said in a statement. Just like with PPMs, the new A2/M2 system has the potential to dra- matically change the way viewership figures are tallied and might result in major shifts in the way advertising dollars are spent and received. Anyone up for a fourth ratings panel?

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Hawaii National Student TV winners gather around NATAS vice presidents (kneeling) Duncan Armstrong (NBC 8, incoming) and Pamela Young (KITV 4, outgo- ing) at the awards reception held at the KITV studios in June. Kamehameha High School, Kapalama Campus received honorable mention certificates for their news entry “KSBS Champions.” Searider Productions at Waianae High received three regional crystal pillars and individual certificates of excellence in News, “The Measurements of Life;” The Hubbard Family Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service for “Working It Out;” and Sports. “A Paddle Through Time.” The sports entry “A Paddle Through Time” also received the National Student Emmy® Award. Special thanks to Robert Olague, Executive Producer, HSTV (Hawaii Student Television) for coordinating the reception.

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It seems PBS has decided it’s time to get with the times, and to take Public Broadcast- ing into the new world of digital media “on- demand,” it has tapped veteran KQED executive John Boland as its first Chief Con- tent Officer. Boland has been at KQED since 1995, turning the station into a national leader in providing programming on demand. During the

leader in providing programming on demand. During the John Boland fourth quarter of 2005, 2 million

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fourth quarter of 2005, 2 million programs were downloaded from the KQED.org site, including podcasts and streaming video. As Content Officer at PBS National, Boland will have oversight over everything from PBS’s online content to its on-demand programming. Boland says, “My charge is to help public broadcasting make the transition into the digital age. We have this amazing archive of pro- gramming, and we need to make it available indefinitely to people.” Boland’s appointment is the first major move by new PBS President and C.E.O. Paula A. Kerger. In a speech to the National Press Club last month outlining her plans for PBS, Kerger said public broadcasting — or “public media,” as she said it should now be called — must focus on what it does best. “Localism is our calling card,” Kerger told the Press Club audience. “But I’m not just talking about local productions. I’m also talking about the ability of each public station to choose the national programming that best fits the needs of the viewers it serves.” Boland has proven how successful that game plan can be in the Bay Area. His challenge now is to spread this new “digital mentality” to PBS stations around the country, as well as all of Public Broadcasting on a national level.

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Stations or Production Companies can purchase a “duplicate Emmy® statuette” honoring winning programs and shows. The wording on the statuette will be the same as the individual statuette with the additional inscription “Duplicate.” The cost is $250 each plus shipping.

REPLACEMENT EMMY® STATUETTES

For a limited time you may replace your rectangular base statuette with the new round base statuette. You must return the original statuette to the Academy Office. The cost is $175 plus $35 band engraving and shipping.

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Contact the Academy office emmy@emmysf.tv 650-341-7786

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SKETCHINGTHESILKROA DPREMIERS Laughter was just one of the many positive re- sponses to the Bay Area’s
SKETCHINGTHESILKROA DPREMIERS Laughter was just one of the many positive re- sponses to the Bay Area’s
SKETCHINGTHESILKROA DPREMIERS Laughter was just one of the many positive re- sponses to the Bay Area’s

Laughter was just one of the many positive re- sponses to the Bay Area’s D3 Productions’ latest documentary —Sketching the Silk Road— at its June 1 premiere screening in San Francisco’s Dolby Laborato- ries theater. The 70-minute movie journey through Dunhuang, China, left the audience excited to learn more about the dramatic sand mountains and the ancient Buddhist cave art. The personal reflections of the two American artists— Todd Thompson and Rachel Sager —also left the viewers wanting to gain a better understanding of the cultural crossroads between China and the U.S. Audience members included longtime D3 associates, contacts from the Chinese Consulate, dedicated fans, and representatives from local TV stations. Many expressed joy at experiencing China through the fresh perspectives of the two young painters. One viewer said, “I thoroughly enjoyed and loved the screening! You folks are doing such great work. The movie rein- vigorated me with new eyes along with the painters.”

Todd and Rachel also won over the heart of a former TV anchor, who expressed, “The two artists really have

winning personalities on TV and it’s quite something to see how artists, who are usually introspective, can

make themselves talk to a camera

and wonderfully.” Sketching the Silk Road is the third in a series of documentaries that takes two Americans to China for their first time. If the premiere is any indication of its coming success, then the film is off to a great start! It will begin airing on public TV stations throughout the U.S. this fall. To top off the excitement at D3, Executive Producer Duffy Wang just announced that his proposal to cover the preparation of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was officially approved by the 2008 Beijing Olympic Commit- tee. This special 13-part series will release in July 2007 and will air in the U.S, China and other international locations. For updates, visit: www.d3mediagroup.com.

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NATIONAL TRUSTEES:

Linda Giannecchini, KQED 9 Alison Gibson, Media Cool Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media

GOVERNORS:

Terri Amos, Cornerstone Productions Duncan Armstrong, NBC 8 Brian Avery, Avery Media Samuel Belilty, Univision 21 John Burgess, KFTY 50 Martin Christian, KVIE 6 Thomas Drayton, Fox 40 Janice Edwards, NBC 11 Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA 3 Wayne Freedman, ABC 7 Albert Garcia, Univision 19 Bob Goldberger, ABC 7 Justin Kanno, KOLO 8 Ronald Louie, KTVU 2

Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Tamar Maghdissian, KQED-FM Danny McGuire, KQED 9 Kym McNicholas, KFTY 50 Deanne Moenster-Poitras, KTVU 2 Jeanette Pavini, CBS 5 Wayne Philippo, CBS 5 Sheraz Sadiq, KQED 9 Gary Schultz, ABC 7 Annika Wood, NBC 11 Pamela Young, KITV 4

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(Will be named at July board meeting)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Darryl R. Compton, NATAS

Off Camera Bob Goldberger, Editor Darryl Compton, Publisher Robert Mohr, Photographer

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