Emmy Submissions & “The Newsroom” Screening

 

Marcus RileyMarcus Riley is in his first term as president of the TV Academy, but during the day he’s a Content Producer at NBC Chicago specializing in New Media content. He’s a 7-time Emmy winner, a member of the NATAS national Board of Trustees and a graduate of West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac School of Journalism.

We just concluded one of our busiest times of the year — The Emmys Call For Entries season. Thanks for all of your great submissions and good luck. Your work will be sent to one of our 19 NATAS chapters throughout the country to be judged. The Emmys ceremony will be held in early November this year (exact date still pending), and expect the nominations event about five weeks before that.

We’re also proud to have teamed with HBO to offer a free screening of the first episode of the second season of “The Newsroom.” It’ll be held July 11th at 7 p.m. at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema, and it’s FREE. (Click here to RSVP). Thanks to the folks at Columbia for granting us use of the theatre.

My dream was to have Jeff Daniels or Aaron Sorkin host the screening, but unfortunately we couldn’t make it work out. But you’ll still have the opportunity to get the first look at the new season, three days before it premieres on HBO. And if you didn’t catch the first season, you have a few days to get caught up!

It’s an example of the special type of programming we’d like to offer through the TV Academy, events that have particular significance to our industry. By the way, Anchorman 2 is scheduled to come out later this year… I’ll end with that tease…

In the meantime, keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and we’ll see you around soon!

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Welcome To Our New Home

Marcus RileyMarcus Riley is in his first term as president of the TV Academy, but during the day he’s a Content Producer at NBC Chicago specializing in New Media content. He’s a 7-time Emmy winner, a member of the NATAS national Board of Trustees and a graduate of West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac School of Journalism.

Things sure are looking a lot cleaner around here. Can you smell the new-ness? Welcome to our new web site and our new blog. Our digital makeover has been a long time in the works, and it’s gratifying to actually see it come to fruition. Our Channel Zero blog you’re reading right now is an opportunity to hear from a variety of voices amongst our membership, along with providing an information resource for students and young journalists looking for that next gig. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please email your pitch to chicagoemmy@gmail.com.

We’re in the midst of one of our busiest times of the year. Last Friday, we were proud to induct seven new members into the Silver Circle. It was an extremely poignant and heartfelt evening, and we’ll be posting video clips from the ceremony in the next few days.

2013 Silver Circle honorees.

A special thanks goes out to our friends at CLTV, who will broadcast the ceremony on May 25 at 6 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. Check out the bios and photos on our Silver Circle page, and congratulations to the new inductees and the high school scholarship winners who were also recognized.

I’m sure you also aware that we’re in the midst of the Emmy Call For Entries period. The entry system is completely online again this year, so the process is simple. You have until June 14 to get your submission in so don’t leave it until the last minute, although we all know most of us will. Good luck!

I’ll end with a tease. Look out for an exclusive Chicago screening of HBO’s “The Newsroom” before the second season premiere this summer. More to come on that later. In the meantime, keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and we’ll see you around soon!

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