Over the past 7 years, I have been involved in Producing the Regional Emmy show for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). It’s hard to believe but I am actually responsible for the committee (Chair, Awards Committee) which gives the awards to all of the news and media organizations in 3 states.
This year (while sitting in the Production booth at the Denver Performing Arts Complex), I watched as HUNDREDS of statues were given to so many well deserving and hard working people. It was billed as the most successful Heartland area regional Emmy show. We had very few technical issues and a SMOOTH show (and the highest attendance also).
I really value the VOLUNTEERS (myself included) who dedicate their time and efforts to this very exclusive black tie dinner. It felt good to watch so many people have so much fun. They were rewarded for their hard work and dedication in their professional careers, and they stuck around and HAD A GREAT TIME.
It actually reminded me – I LOVE producing shows. I can’t wait until next year. Believe it or not, the planning has ALREADY begun.
For more information about the Regional Emmys – http://www.emmyawards.tv/