Marcus 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…