The Southern Download

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Greetings from the NATAS Southeast Board of Governors

We hope you are enjoying the final weeks of Summer. Here are a few updates from our chapter. Please feel free to email us at any time with your questions, comments, or concerns.

EMAIL US AT EMMYOFFICE@SOUTHEASTEMMY.COM


THANK YOU JUDGES!

We would like to begin by thanking all those who volunteered to judge throughout the year!

Per the Call for Entries, by entering you agree to volunteer when called upon for judging.

EMMY® Awards are awarded to those entries and entrants that meet EMMY® standards of excellence determined by qualified volunteers from other chapters who take the time to judge our entries.

In return for judging our entries we judge entries from other chapters. Without the help of our members we could not have fulfilled our commitments.

Thank you to all the members and non-members that judged this year!

SIGN UP TO JUDGE AT EMMYOFFICE@SOUTHEASTEMMY.COM


GOLD & SILVER CIRCLE AWARDS

oin us this Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta to celebrate those that served the industry and the community for 25 years or more.

5:00 p.m. – Cocktails

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Ceremony

GOLD CIRCLE INDUCTEES

Kay Bain (WTVA, Tupelo)

John York (WPBA, Atlanta) 

SILVER CIRCLE INDUCTEES

Jorge Buzo (Telemundo Atlanta)

Jody Chapin (WTOC, Savannah)

Jack Connors (WLOS, Ashville)

John Deushane (11Alive, Atlanta)

Rob Fowler (WCBD, Charleston)

Edie Greene (Mississippi Public Broadcasting)

Jovita Moore (WSB, Atlanta)

Martin Savidge (CNN, Atlanta)

Richard Rogers (WRDW, Augusta)

Mike Royer (WVUA, Tuscaloosa)

Ken Rodriguez (WAGA, Atlanta)

Frank Volpicella (WGCL, Atlanta)

Diana Watson (WHNS Greenville)


EXCELLENCE IN MY MARKET AWARDS

The Call for Entries for the 2018 Excellence in my Market Awards is scheduled to begin October 1st.

The Excellence in My Market Awards recognizes television excellence produced in those markets ranging in size from Columbia, SC (#77) to Greenwood-Greenville, MS (#190).

Entries in the 2018 Southeast Excellence in My Market Awards will be held to the same Standard of Excellence exemplified by the National Television Academy’s EMMY® Awards.

Eligibility Release Dates

November 15, 2016 – November 14, 2017


JOB BANK

Job bank is a free service provided by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is a television and advanced media job listing database.

Stations are welcome and encouraged to post jobs and browse resumes of professionals in all areas of television and allied media.

Can’t find the right job? Post a resume and search for the job that is right for you in television, advertising, production, and a variety of advanced media opportunities.


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations are in order for our very own Evelyn Mims. Evelyn was recently named Chair of the Membership Committee for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

We are so happy for you Evelyn. You are the perfect person for the position.

 


FEATURED JUDGE

This month we interviewed Kevan Ward of Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, GA.

Name/Station/Title

Kevan Ward / GPB / Director, Photographer, Editor

How long have you been in the industry?

24 years

How often do you judge?

I usually judge whenever a call goes out that includes a category I feel qualified to judge, so lately it’s been every few months.

Why do you judge?

It doesn’t take very much time, and I’d hate for someone’s work not to be recognized because we couldn’t get enough qualified people to volunteer a little time to judge. I’m relying on members of other chapters to volunteer their time for our awards – the least I can do is the same for them.

What would you say to encourage others to judge?

Well, it’s interesting to see the work other regions are producing, and it really doesn’t take that much time. It’s all online, so you can watch a couple of pieces here and a couple of pieces there, working it around the rest of your schedule. Besides, the awards are only as good as the judges – if those of us who do this everyday and have some expertise in our respective fields don’t help to highlight the truly outstanding work – who will?