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The Show Must Go On!
In case you missed it (live 10/16)

COVID-19 has affected us all.  Join us for an important conversation about what’s been going on behind the scenes in the television industry during the global pandemic.
While citizens were asked to stay home, journalists were forced to find creative ways to get the news on the air everyday.  Productions were put on pause, and are now considering safe ways to start back up.  In this panel, we learn how different sectors of the industry are dealing with COVID-19, and hear about the necessary adjustments made during these uncertain times. 
We talk to News Director Tim Wieland from CBS Denver, General Manager Dana Kopper from High Noon Entertainment, and Director Jasper Gray from Futuristic Films and discover impactful ways to keep your media business afloat. 



And the Emmy® was awarded to ….

Congratulations to all our 2020 Heartland Chapter Emmy® award recipients, presented during our live-streamed event on Saturday, July 25th. There were 428 nominations among 1155 entries, of which 148 were awarded the Emmy® statuette. Student Achievement awards were also presented, as well as three scholarship winners: Victoria Coolidge, Oklahoma Baptist University; Madison Santamaria, University of Colorado Denver; and Josh Duncan, University of Oklahoma. Congratulations to everyone!

Our show was enhanced by our talented presenters: Scott Kilbury with KXRM, Jennifer Griswold at KMTV; Susan Peters with KPTS; Abbie Petersen at KOLN/KGIN; Rafael Contreras of Univision Colorado; Lucas Ross at KFOR; Juliana Broste with TravelingJules Productions — Thank You for your time and energy in pre-producing these fun videos for us!

The entire awards show is available here for playback.

Production Resources

Production resources for members of the television community impacted by COVID-19. NATAS has gathered a list of resources for production/freelance workers. This list will grow as we continue to source additional information.

What is Television?

Television is no longer defined by a box that resides in the family living room. Television is happening everywhere we go. The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cablecast mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery. Television is ‘moving pictures on a screen.’  If you are a producer (no matter your craft discipline) of original material intended for a Heartland audience, then this is your home for television excellence.


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