National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: activities and scholarships

Posted: February 18, 2014 by joshuasites in Events, Scholarships
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences “Kids for Cash” Free Screening
 
* Movie Screening – Thursday, Feb. 20
* Lunch with Marlo Thomas – April 11
* National Scholarship Deadline – March 10
* Chicago Scholarship Deadlines – March 11 and April 14
* High School Production Awards Entry Deadline – March 3
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NATAS Members are invited to a free screening of 
KIDS FOR CASH
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 – 7:00 pm
AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago
 
 
KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids; most of them only in their early teens were incarcerated.
 
Limited amount of tickets available. Admittance is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity and is first-come, first-served. This theater is not responsible for seating over capacity.
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The Union League’s Authors Group presents
Marlo Thomas
Friday, April 11, 11:30 am Reception;  12:00 pm Lunch and Program
Union League Club, 65 E. Jackson, Chicago
From Marlo Thomas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Right Words at the Right Time, comes a one-of-a-kind collection of inspiring stories about ordinary women who have reinvented themselves in extraordinary ways. You can be anything you want to be.” “Reach for the moon.” “It’s never too late to make a change.” We’ve heard it all. But anyone who has ever tried to make a big life change knows that it can be a bit more complicated—and scary—than that. Using the same kinds of personal stories that made Thomas’s landmark collection, The Right Words at the Right Time a blockbuster success, It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over, introduces us to more than fifty amazing women who are proving that it’s never too late to live out a dream—to get a PhD, travel the world, launch a business, indulge a crea! tive impulse, make a family recipe famous, or fill a void in life with a challenging new experience. Ticket orders must be ordered through TV Academy office. Once ordered, tickets will be under the last name of the ticket holder at the registration desk on the day of the event. Tickets will not be mailed out ahead of time.
The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception followed by lunch and the program at noon. The price is $40 per person for members and $45 for non-members. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
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The National office of the TV Academy is honoring legendary broadcasters Mike Wallace and Jim McKay by awarding scholarships in their names to college-bound students aspiring to careers in television. The $10,000 awards are granted to outstanding high school seniors who intend to follow communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry.  Deadline is March 10, 2014.

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We anticipate awarding two to four $4,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. 
The scholarships have been established by the Board of Governors to assist and encourage talented students committed to careers in the television industry.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional potential and commitment. Applicants are required to complete and return application materials by Friday, April 14, 2014.  
Past Chicago/Midwest scholarship recipients include NBC’s Peter Alexander, WITI’s Michael Lowe, ABC7 Chicago’s Jessica D’Onoforio, and NYI’s Jessica Abo.
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