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101-SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV Animation Agreements
• 101- The 39th Los Angeles Marathon Runs on March 17th
96th Oscar Winners List
115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
 • 101-SAG-AFTRA Television Animation Agreements approved
101- PaleyFest is headed back to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
101- The Octogenerian - ATSA, 'a glittering dream' in retrospect
107- Syd Cassyd, Remembered
History of the Television Academy -
The Beginning: Syd Cassyd's Dream
• 101-
'Barbie', 'Oppenheimer' Top Movie List; 'Succession' Leads TV
109- Last total solar eclipse for the next 20 years

101- SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Agreement
on Animation Contracts
101- SAG-AFTRA Statement On ON CBS Return Of Reporter's Files 
in the contiguous United States
101- PBS SoCal Rebrands KCET as 'PBS SoCal Plus'
115- America's Favorite Travel Show is Back
110- Switzerland Boasts the World's Highest
Percentage of MAC Users
115- "Oppenheimer" leads the pack of the 2024 Oscars nominations
106- FCC to consider new outage-reporting rules,
soliciting comment on FirstNet

115- Winners of 2024 Sundance Film Festival
• 115- Sundance 2024: the biggest films to look out for
• 115- Nominations Announced for the 30th Annual
Screen Actors Guild Awards®
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AFL-CIO and SAG-AFTRA Union Leaders
Hold Labor Summit at CES 2024
115- Golden Globe: Oppenheimer scores 5 wins
• 115-
Full list of 2024 Golden Globe nominees and Winners
• 101- SAG-AFTRA and Replica Studios Introduce
Groundbreaking AI Voice Agreement at CES 
115- CES with a focus on the latest trends and innovations
in technology to be held in Las Vegas
• 115-Full list of 2024 Golden Globe nominees and Winners
• 101
Billboard to host official Golden Globe afterparty
115- Golden Globe 2023 Nominations:
'Barbie', 'Oppenheimer' Top Movie List; 'Succession' Leads TV
115- NATPE Global 2024 Jan. 16-18-2024
101- Michigan to Face Alabama in Rose Bowl

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SAG-AFTRA - End of Historic TV/Theatrical/Streaming Strike
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101- The Annual PaleyFest is headed back to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, February 2024 -- The Paley Center for Media announced the schedule for the 41st annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which will take place from Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 20, at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood.
•••• The nation's premier television festival celebrating creative excellence, PaleyFest LA brings audiences together with television's brightest stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, and features screenings of special preview and premiere content with never-before-seen TV footage.
•••• The 2024 selections encompass a collection of the best programs that television has to offer featuring beloved shows celebrating their farewell seasons and milestone anniversaries, as well new shows certain to take their place among television's most iconic series and current fan favorites. This year's festival will open with a conversation with the stars of the award-winning The Morning Show (Apple TV+), which will be followed by events honoring Loki (Disney+), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) and Young Sheldon (CBS) both celebrating their farewell seasons, the highly anticipated Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) celebrating its 10th anniversary, Family Guy (FOX) celebrating its 25th anniversary with a live table read, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS).
•••• The 2024 lineup includes Curb Your Enthusiasm, Loki, The Morning Show, Young Sheldon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and a 25th anniversary celebration of Family Guy. As you'd expect from that lineup of shows, the assortment of celebrities is just as stacked, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hiddleston, Iain Armitage, Albert Kim, Seth Meyers, Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis and Stephen Colbert. 
•••• PaleyFest LA supports the Paley Center's many education initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the PaleyImpact series featuring programs centered on today's most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring more than 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs, as well as television commercials.
About The Paley Center for Media:
•••• The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has celebrated the cultural, creative, and social significance of media and its impact on society for almost 50 years and owns and operates the iconic Paley Museum in NYC. Through its respected programming, the Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the talent, and the leaders who are shaping media.
•••• The public can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, The Paley Archive, often referred to as a national treasure, containing over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.
•••• Citi Cardholders and Paley Members receive presale access to tickets. Additionally, the Paley Center Member community receives the exclusive Members-Only benefit of discounts on PaleyFest LA tickets, as well as presale access to tickets that allows for selection of the best seats in the house before they sell out, plus year-round benefits for Paley programs and events.

To become a Paley Member, please visit:
For more information about The Paley Center for Media, and to learn about the Paley Center's acclaimed programming, please visit

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV Animation Agreements
LOS ANGELES (Mar. 22, 2024) -- In national voting completed today, members of SAG-AFTRA ratified the 2023 Television Animation Agreement and the 2023 Basic Cable Animation Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Members approved the new three-year contracts by a vote of 95.52% to 4.48%.

•• The contracts provide strong protections around the use of artificial intelligence and a pattern-busting 7% wage increase that applies retroactively to July 1, 2023.

••• For a full list of provisions achieved in the contracts, please see the summary

••• "The foundation of this agreement was based on the feedback we got from members who work these contracts, and that remained the negotiating committee's focus throughout bargaining. We are proud to have delivered an agreement that offers big wins in those areas," said TV Animation Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs Bob Bergen and David Jolliffe. "This is the first SAG-AFTRA animation voiceover contract with protections against the misuse of artificial intelligence."

•• "This contract represents a meaningful step forward in expanding our A.I. protections. The contract provides important new terms in the areas of foreign residuals, high-budget SVOD productions, late payments and much more. I am gratified we were able to achieve these significant gains without the need for a work stoppage, and want to express my appreciation to our outstanding negotiating committee chairs and members, as well as lead negotiator Ray Rodriguez and the dedicated negotiating staff," said National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.

••• Votes were submitted online and by mail-in ballot, with the deadline of today, March 22, 2024, at 5 p.m. PDT. The final vote was certified by Integrity Voting Systems, an impartial election service based in Everett, Washington. The agreement becomes effective retroactive to July 1, 2023, and expires June 30, 2026.

•••• Negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were delayed due to last year's TV/Theatrical strike, and the previous contract was extended. On Feb. 22, SAG-AFTRA announced the tentative agreement with the AMPTPT.



  Cillian Murphy, wins Best Actor for "Oppenheimer"

Oppenheimer Scores Seven Wins during the night, including Best Picture, Actor,
Supporting Actor, Director, Original Score, Cinematography, Editing

In a surprise, Emma Stone won best actress for Poor Things, which also snapped up three crafts wins, for best costume design, production design, and makeup and hairstyling. She beat out perceived frontrunner Lily Gladstone, who has scooped up numerous awards for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph won best supporting actress for The Holdovers.

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki's "The Boy and the Heron" was named best animated feature, while Jonathan Glazer's "The Zone of Interest" won the Oscar for best international feature. 20 Days in Mariupol won the award for best documentary.

Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell won the Oscar for best original song for "What Was I Made For?" from Barbie.

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari won best original screenplay for "Anatomy of a Fall," while Cord Jefferson won best adapted screenplay for "American Fiction."

96th Oscar Complete Winners List
96th Academy Awards
96th Academy Awards

Best Picture
"American Fiction"
"Anatomy of a Fall"
"The Holdovers"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Oppenheimer" (Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers - WINNER
"Past Lives"
"Poor Things"
"The Zone of Interest"

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"
Colman Domingo, "Rustin"
Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"
Cillian Murphy, (Oppenheimer) -WINNER
Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best Actress
Annette Bening, "Nyad"
Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Sandra Hüller, "Anatomy of a Fall"
Carey Mulligan, "Maestro"
Emma Stone, (Poor Things) - WINNER

Best Supporting Actor
Sterling K. Brown, "American Fiction"
Robert De Niro, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Robert Downey Jr., (Oppenheimer) - WINNER
Ryan Gosling, "Barbie"
Mark Ruffalo, "Poor Things"

Best Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt, "Oppenheimer"
Danielle Brooks, "The Color Purple"
America Ferrera, "Barbie"
Jodie Foster, "Nyad"
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, (The Holdovers) - WINNER

Best Director
Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest"
Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things"
Christopher Nolan, (Oppenheimer) -WINNER
Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Best International Feature Film
"Io Capitano," Italy
"Perfect Days," Japan
"Society of the Snow," Spain
"The Teachers' Lounge," Germany
"The Zone of Interest," (United Kingdom) - WINNER

Best Animated Feature
"The Boy and the Heron" (Hayao Miyasaki and Toshio Suzuki) - WINNER
"Robot Dreams"
"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Writing)
"American Fiction" - (Written by Cord Jefferson) - WINNER
"Poor Things"
"The Zone of Interest"

Best Original Screenplay
(Best Writing)
"Anatomy of a Fall" - (Written by Justine Triet and Athur Harari - WINNER
"The Holdovers"
"May December"
"Past Lives"

Best Visual effects
"The Creator"
"Godzilla Minus One"(Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima) - WINNER
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"
"Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One"

Best Original Score
"American Fiction"
"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Oppenheimer" (Ludwig Gorannson) - WINNER
"Poor Things"

Best Original Song
"It Never Went Away" from "American Symphony""I'm Just Ken" from "Barbie"
"What Was I Made For?" from Barie (Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas) - WINNER
"The Fire Inside" from "Flamin' Hot"
"Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)" from "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Best Documentary Feature Film
"20 Days in Mariupol" - Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath) - WINNER
"Bobi Wine: The People's President"
"The Eternal Memory"
"Four Daughters"
"To Kill a Tiger"

Best Cinematography
"El Conde"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Oppenheimer" (Hoyte van Hoytema - WINNER
"Poor Things"

Best Costume Design
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Poor Things" (Holly Waddington) - WINNER

Best Animated Short Film
"Letter to a Pig"
"Ninety-Five Senses"
"Our Uniform"
"War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko" - Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, WINNER

Best Live-Action Short Film
"The After"
"Knight of Fortune"
"Red, White and Blue"
"The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" - ( Wes Anderson and Steven Rales) - WINNER

Best Documentary Short Film
"The ABCs of Book Banning"
"The Barber of Little Rock"
"Island in Between"
"The Last Repair Shop" (Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers) - WINNER
"N?i Nai & Wài Pó"

Best Film Editing
"Anatomy of a Fall"
"The Holdovers"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Oppenheimer" (Jennifer Lame) - WINNER"
Poor Things"

Best Sound
"The Creator"
"Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning
Part One"
"The Zone of Interest" (Tarn Willers and L Johnnie Burn) - WINNER

Best Production Design
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Poor Things" - (Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzaa Mihalek) WINNER

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
"Poor Things" (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston) - WINNER
"Society of the Snow"

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115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
• Hollywood stars who snubbed the Academy Awards
There have only been three people that refused the awards, actors George C. Scott and Marlon Brandon and screen writer Dudly Nichols.
Not everyone in Hollywood enjoys the gala event. Over the years, a handful of Hollywood A-listers have refused to attend the ceremony, and some who've sidestepped the show did so when they were up for awards of their own.
•••• From Katharine Hepburn to Will Smith, here are Hollywood stars who snubbed the Oscars.
•••• 2016 - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott of the Academy Awards ceremony upon learning that the nominations, for the second year in a row, featured no actors of color. The actress and her superstar husband, Will Smith, were soon joined in the boycott by other Hollywood heavyweights including Oscar-winning directors Spike Lee and Michael Moore, while other stars -- including Oscar winners George Clooney and Lupita Nyong'o -- spoke out in support.
•••• 2003 - Peter O' Toole - In 2003, Peter O' Toole became the first actor to ever refuse an honorary Oscar. Maybe he did so out of pride. The legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" star, who'd been nominated eight times throughout his nearly 50-year career and lost every single time, wrote to the Academy, explaining, "I am still in the game and might win the lovely bugger outright. Would the Academy please defer the honor until I am 80?"
•••• The Academy responded by telling him stars like Paul Newman and Henry Fonda were given Honorary Oscars and went on to actually win one shortly after. O'Toole was sold, and happily showed up to accept his award.
•••2002 - Woody Allen though he's been nominated several times throughout his decades-long career, has never shown up to receive an Academy Award, explaining, "I have no regard for that kind of ceremony. I just don't think they know what they're doing. When you see who wins those things -- or who doesn't win them -- you can see how meaningless this Oscar thing is."
•••• Allen did make one appearance on the Oscars stage. In 2002, just six months after the September 11 attacks, the director presented a montage of films made in his beloved New York City.
•••• 1987 - Paul Newman was nominated six times from 1961 until 1982, and although he attended the ceremony many times, he never took home an award.
•••• Newman was nominated a seventh time in 1987 for "The Color Of Money." All bets were on him, but by that point, the actor was over it, and decided ahead of time he wouldn't attend the ceremony. "It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, 'I'm terribly sorry. I'm tired,'" Newman explained.
•••• 1981 - John Gielgud, British actor, charmed audiences as the unflappable, acid-tongued butler Hobson in 1981's "Arthur," but the actor didn't bother showing up to the ceremony to accept his award when his name was called.
•• Gielgud, who throughout his eight-decade career nabbed two Oscars, three Tonys, an Emmy and a Grammy (among other honors) -- once said of awards shows, "I really detest all the mutual congratulation baloney and the invidious comparisons which they evoke.""
•••• 1974 - Katharine Hepburn holds a Hollywood record for being nominated 12 times and winning four Oscars over her long career, but she never attended the ceremony to hear her name called. "As for me, prizes are nothing," she once said. "My prize is my work." Hepburn made exactly one appearance at the Academy Awards in 1974 to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer and friend Lawrence Weingarten. "I'm living proof that a person can wait 41 years to be unselfish," she quipped.
•••• 1973 - Marlon Brando caused a ruckus when he boycotted the ceremony in 1973 to call attention to Hollywood's misrepresentation of Native Americans. Brando, who won Best Actor honors that year for his performance in "The Godfather," had Native American civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather approach the podium to decline his award and give a protest speech on his behalf.
•••• 1970 - George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse to accept an Oscar. The legendary actor, who was nominated in 1970 for his gripping portrayal of Gen. George S. Patton in "Patton," telegraphed the Academy months before the ceremony to let them know he didn't want the award. On the night of the ceremony, presenter Goldie Hawn opened the envelope and cried, "Oh my God! The winner is George C. Scott," but the actor, true to his word, was home on his farm in upstate New York.
•••• Scott said of the Oscars, "The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." Oops!
•••• 1960 - Elizabeth Taylor, screen legend, was a frequent Oscar nominee, nabbing her first award for her role as a high-class escort in 1960's "Butterfield 8." Six years later, Taylor was poised to win again for her riveting performance opposite husband Richard Burton, who was also nominated, for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" However, Burton had already lost four times at the Oscars and would almost certainly lose again, so both husband and wife boycotted the ceremony in protest -- though Taylor made up an excuse about Burton being afraid to fly back to the states from Paris. Taylor did win again and never issued a statement thanking the Academy.


101- The 39th Los Angeles Marathon Runs its Course from Dodger Stadium to the Avenue of the Stars, on March 17th - By Gary Sunkin, TVI
•••• This year, the LA Marathon falls on Sunday, March 17, which happens to coincide with St. Patrick's Day. The forecast tells of sunny skies and afternoon highs in the 70s. Thousands of runners and spectators across the world will be in Southern California this weekend for the 39th Los Angeles Marathon. 
•••• The 39th running of the 26.2-mile marathon on Sunday will begin at Dodger Stadium. and continue through several Los Angeles neighborhoods before the finish at Avenue of Stars in Century City. About 25,000 participants are expected during race weekend, which features several events including the LA Big 5K and LA Kids run scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at Dodger Stadium.
•••• Runners will cover locations like Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Little Tokyo, Hollywood, and more and will pass iconic landmarks, including Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theater, Capitol Records, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels.
•••• Running participants will not only accomplish their personal goals but also support McCourt Foundation's mission to build a healthier world.
•••• The Los Angeles Marathon, inspired by the success of the 1984 Olympics, was first run in 1986. It is the most popular marathon in the western half of the United States and is also keen to boast that it is "one of the biggest parties anywhere."
•••• The Event has a maximum race day time of six hours and 30 minutes runners are expected to finish within the 6:30 hour space.

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115- "Oppenheimer" leads pack for the 2024 Oscars nominations
LOS ANGELES, (January 23, 2024) - The nominations for the 2024 Oscars were announced today with "Oppenheimer" leading with 13 nods.
••••• Tuesday's announcement brought a moment of surprise with no best director nomination for Greta Gerwig for "Barbie" - she and Noah Baumbach were nominated for the movie's adapted screenplay - and no acting nod for star Margot Robbie, who was also a
producer for the best picture nominee. ("To say that I'm disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement," said Ryan Gosling, who was nominated for his role as Ken.) Past Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in "Killers of the Flower Moon," also did not receive an acting nomination this year.

••••• Meanwhile, DiCaprio's co-star Lily Gladstone became the first Native American to be nominated for best actress. America Ferrera scored a best supporting actress nomination for her performance in "Barbie" and Justine Triet became the eighth woman nominated for best director for "Anatomy of a Fall."

THE 96TH ACADEMY AWARDS will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, honoring movies released in 2023.

Oscar Nominations

96th Academy Awards
96th Academy Awards

Best picture

"American Fiction"
"Anatomy of a Fall"
"The Holdovers"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Past Lives"
"Poor Things"
"The Zone of Interest"

Best actor
Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"
Colman Domingo, "Rustin"
Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"
Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer"
Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best actress
Annette Bening, "Nyad"
Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Sandra Hüller, "Anatomy of a Fall"
Carey Mulligan, "Maestro"
Emma Stone, "Poor Things"

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101- The Octogenerian - ATAS a glittering dream - By Syd Cassyd
Permission was given by Syd Cassyd to Josie Cory, TVI for publishing.
Hollywood, CA - The glittering dreams of the world for a new culture and perhaps world peace through television and radio turned to ashes when Hitler used all media to destroy the dreams and bodies of more than 30 million persons.
•••• When in 1946 seven industryites in communications joined me in founding the "first generation" of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, we didn't foresee that in 43 years we would get the recognition that the "third generation" TV Academy has today,
••••We weren't naïve, for since Jan. 6, 1884, the first TV system had already been patented. For those 62 years world leaders had already visualized the impact of the moving image of television on society. The problems in America was not when, but who would control the new technology.
••••Last week when ABC's former chairman, Leonard Goldenson, gave the Academy Foundation $1 million the "first generation,' we founders, knew that we had arrived. Elton Rule, former ABC president, is president of the foundation. Delbert Mann, a Burnside Avenue resident, is a member of the foundation.
••••From 1949, when ATAS brought forth the Emmy, the "third generation" Academy, the present one, reorganized in 1977, owned a little figure worth $1.5 million. That's the price the network now pay to broadcast the awards. But over the 43 years of ATAS history there have been many problems. Though we in ATAS, in 1949, did not copyright the Emmy, wed did protect it.
••••At lunch last week with Karl Malden and other film Academy moguls, I heard their problem of copyrights. Owners of the Oscars wanted to sell them at auction. But a clause in the contract provided that the Academy should have first choice in buying back an unwanted Oscar.
••••We, in the TV Academy, back in 1949, had that same clause for our trophy. But when New York and Hollywood were fighting over a personnel problem of aid presidents, employees of the Academy, the problem of copyright ownership of the Emmy was a part of a $100 million suit.
••••Believe me, if I had known of the million dollar goldmine which TV brought to our little "first generation" Academy, I would have hired some of those $100,000 attorneys, too. We could have protected the growth of ATAS in a more dignified method. We wouldn't have "three generations."
••••Watching all these goings on over 43 years, I had a point of view. If any power group in this huge organization wanted me to take sides, they would have to ay. One president wanted to know who owned the Emmy. Was there any agreement, etc.? I told them if they would pay me $2,000 for the history I would hire someone to write it with me. Lionel Rolfe and Nigey Lennon obliged. Printing costs were billed to ATAS.
••••But the slick attorneys slipped me a "mickey." That's a good old New York talk for a pill. They demanded that I leave my archives about the Academy to them, when I died. Strangely enough because I was abut to move, I donated all that material to ATAS/UCLA and thy picked it up in three van loads. Everything pertaining to NATAS.
••••Two weeks ago, the new resident of ATAS wanted to know what I did with the $2,000 and the Archives. In the haste of takeover by the "third generation," no once know that they had my donation already.
••••Because there are three generations of the Academy, each of the latter two calling themselves the "new" Academy, undoubtedly when the foundation selects people for the Hall of Fame, no one will be around to know that back in 1946, her was a "founder."
••••As Fred Sage, the fine actor in the "Wonder Years" notes, each generation has their own heroes.
• 107- Syd Cassyd, Remembered
Hollywood - (February 202
4 ) Syd Cassyd was the Founder of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
••• Cassyd worked for the Army Signal Corps as a film editor under then-Col. Frank Capra during World War II. After the war, Cassyd moved to Hollywood, where he worked as an editor for Box Office magazine, as well as a grip at Paramount Pictures.
••• It was at Paramount that he met and teamed up with Klaus Landsberg, known for, among other things, pioneering live TV news coverage. Cassyd and Landsberg worked on an experimental Los Angeles television station that would eventually become KTLA-TV Channel 5.
•••While at KTLA, Cassyd felt that TV needed an organization in which people could share their ideas about the fledgling medium and talk about the future of the industry. He founded the academy with seven people who came to the first meeting. By the fifth meeting, there were 250 members.
•••Syd Cassyd founded the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1946, which has grown into one of the most influential organizations in the entertainment industry. In addition to sponsoring the annual Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding entertainment and news achievement in television, the academy has a variety of outreach and archival programs.
•••Cassyd became the fourth president of the Academy in 1950 and over the years held various other positions. In 1991, the Academy's Board of Governors created the Syd Cassyd Founder's Award in his honor and presented the first to him.
•••In 1996, Cassyd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
•••Cassyd died February 4, 2000, in Los Angeles, California. He was 91.

• 101- History of the Television Academy - The Beginning: Syd Cassyd's Dream
The history of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) dates to the earliest days of the television industry itself. When Syd Cassyd, its founder, first conceived of the organization, he envisioned a serious forum where all aspects and concerns of the fledgling medium could be discussed. Flash and glamor were of no interest to Cassyd. Indeed, for years he refused to even consider the notion of handing out awards.

"He thought television was a really wonderful tool for education," recalled his daughter, Donna Cassyd. "He used to make us watch shows like Omnibus, with Alistair Cook."

Fortunately for Cassyd and the other founders of the Television Academy, the organization eventually became both a place for serious discussion as well as a place to celebrate the industry's finest achievements with its annual Emmy Awards ceremonies.
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LOS ANGELES (Mar. 1, 2024) -- The SAG-AFTRA 2023 Television Animation Agreements have been approved by the SAG-AFTRA Executive Committee, and the agreements will now be sent to members for ratification. The three-year contracts benefited from gains made to the TV/Theatrical Contract after the 118-day strike, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence protections.

"We were able to ride the wave of our strike victory to secure a better deal for members. That momentum paid off in terms of substantial wage increases, more than $3 million in back pay, two new holidays and the first SAG-AFTRA animation voiceover contract with artificial intelligence protections and gains," said SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. 

"Thank you to Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs Bob Bergen and David Jolliffe, who secured a top-tier deal for members. Notably, I appreciate that we have enshrined in the contract what all members know: that a voice actor must be human. This contract builds on what we were able to achieve in live action to offer additional protections and gains in artificial intelligence that meet the specific needs of our dynamic voiceover community. Now, more than ever, doing voiceover work without a union contract is playing with fire," said SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher.

We built on the gains of the TV/Theatrical agreement to secure improved protections for Animation actors, without a strike. Among the highlights of the contract are: 

• Specific language acknowledging that the term "voice actors" includes only humans and that acknowledges the importance of human voice acting.

• Retroactivity with salary increases: A pattern-busting 7% wage increase applies retroactively to July 1, 2023. That's worth over $3 million dollars in instant gains for the members.

• Substantial artificial intelligence protections and gains for voice actors: 

? Removed the requirement that a digital replica must exclusively sound like the recognizable natural voice of an actor in order to be protected. 

? "Employment-based digital replicas," need only be recognized and identifiable via contracts and other regular business documents, confirming that it was in fact the performer's voice used to make the replica.  

? "Independently created digital replicas" need only sound like the "character voice" from which the replica was created. 

? Confirmation that if the voice actor's performance is digitally altered into a foreign language, the voice actor shall be eligible for residuals based on the distribution of the foreign language version.

? When prompting a generative artificial intelligence system with a performer name or names, consent of those performers is required. We have removed the requirement, which exists in live action, that a "major facial feature" be included in the prompt with no substitute for that criterion.

? We have established regular, mandatory artificial intelligence meetings with producers, which will include discussion of methods and systems to track the use of digital replicas. 

• We were able to keep the High Budget SVOD threshold for Animated projects at its lower-than-live-action level, and we made the same significant improvements to the formula that were achieved in live action.

• Further reducing the producer's ability to "freely bargain" with voice actors for compensation below union minimums on certain made-for-new-media animated programs. 

• Actors who perform improvised lines in the nature of "omnies" will be treated as principal performers with applicable residuals, meaning all new TV/basic cable animation productions moving forward are prohibited from using this omni contract for looping.

• Achieves Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and Juneteenth as contractual holidays with retroactive holiday pay for anyone who worked on the recent MLK Day.

• Upon request, the producer must provide sheet music, if it is available, for a voice actor required to sing.

• We are implementing a system to improve a series of outstanding compliance issues including late payment, recoupment of overpaid residuals, providing voice actors with executed copies of their contracts, and informing voice actors and their representatives at the time of an offer whether the animated program qualifies for "high budget" terms, including application of scale.

The Executive Committee, on behalf of the SAG-AFTRA National Board, is recommending a "yes" vote.

Members will now be asked to ratify the contracts. Postcards were mailed today to all eligible affected members. The postcards contain instructions on how to vote online or, for members who do not wish to vote online, instructions on how to request a paper ballot.  

Prior to the voting deadline of 5 p.m. PDT, Friday, March 22, 2024, two online informational meetings will take place on March 7 to familiarize members with the contract provisions and answer questions. Visit sagaftra.org/tvanimation for details.

SAG-AFTRA 2020 Television Animation Agreements expired last year, but were extended due to the TV/Theatrical/Streaming Strike, with negotiations scheduled for February. The agreements cover animated programs produced for television, including network television, basic cable and streaming platforms such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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101- SAG-AFTRA Statement On ON CBS Return Of Reporter's Files 
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2024) -
SAG-AFTRA is pleased to confirm that earlier today a representative of our union monitored the return of several boxes containing Catherine Herridge's reporting materials from her CBS News office in Washington D.C. Herridge is currently reviewing the materials. 

We welcome CBS News' reversal which came after SAG-AFTRA's intervention and widespread media coverage that underscored shared concerns about press freedom and the First Amendment.

The resolution of this matter sends a strong message of protection for basic First Amendment principles. We further hope the public focus now turns to SAG-AFTRA's continued efforts to support a Press Shield law that provides additional federal protections for journalists and their confidential sources.

101- PBS SoCal Rebrands KCET Broadcast Channel as 'PBS SoCal Plus' - TVIMagazine
Los Angeles (Feburyary 2, 2024) - KCET and local Southern California PBS stations are set to be consolidated into one name: PBS SoCal.
••••The broadcaster noted that KCET programming will not be impacted.
•••• Though the Los Angeles-based public broadcaster KCET will still exist, it will be referred to as "PBS SoCal Plus," so that both PBS flagship broadcast stations will be under one unified brand starting Feb. 6.
"PBS SoCal and KCET merged in 2018, and since then, have grown into a strong public media entity serving Southern California that reflects the diversity of our region and provides a full schedule of beloved and trusted PBS programs," PBS SoCal president and CEO Andrew Russell said in a statement. "While the broadcast channel name may be changing, the programs that viewers love on KCET -- Artbound, Lost LA, Father Brown, Must See Movies and more -- will remain available on the channel and across all of our platforms."
•••• Viewers' favorite programs will also be available to stream on website, pbssocal.org. Local viewers will still be able to watch KCET (now "PBS SoCal Plus") programming on 28.1 while PBS SoCal viewers will continue on 50.1. Cable and satellite carriers will host "PBS SoCal Plus" content on the same channels previously carrying KCET, as well.
•••• Audiences will now only see the call letters of KCET during FCC-mandated station identifier breaks.

101- SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Agreement on Animation Contracts
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 21, 2024) -- SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement on successor agreements to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Television Animation Agreement and the 2020 Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Basic Cable Agreement for Animated Motion Pictures.
•••• Full details of the agreement will not be provided until after the tentative agreement has been reviewed by SAG-AFTRA leadership in the coming weeks. The tentative agreement will be sent to the affected SAG-AFTRA membership for ratification upon leadership approval. 

Last total solar eclipse for the next 20 years

 • 109- Last total solar eclipse for the next 20 years in the contiguous United States.
•••• On April 8, 2024, the contiguous United States will witness its last total solar eclipse for the next 20 years.
•••• The moon's total eclipse shadow will cross the Rio Grande into Texas at 1:25 p.m. Central time and trace an arc through 15 states all the way to Maine before crossing into Canada. The lower 48 states won't see another total solar eclipse until August 2044.
•••While many Americans are lucky enough to live in the direct path of the total eclipse, most will need to travel to see it. We've put together this guide on how you can safely see the eclipse, and how to find spots across the country likely to have the best viewing experience

Eclipse basics
Partial vs. total solar eclipses
•••No matter where they are in the continental U.S., members will see a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon covers some but not all of the sun. Cities that are close to the centerline of the eclipse but outside the path of totality, such as Houston and Cincinnati, will see the sun almost entirely covered. Cities that are farther away will see less coverage. Los Angeles, for example, will only see about half the sun covered at maximum partial eclipse. The partial eclipse lasts a few hours, depending on where it's viewed.
•••Members who live in or travel to a narrow strip that stretches from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas across South, Midwest, and Northern New England will see a total solar eclipse, meaning the sun will be 100% covered by the moon--an event referred to as "totality."
•••Though the total eclipse will only last a few minutes at each location, it's the most spectacular part of the event: stars are visible during the day, and it's the only time the sun's corona is visible to the naked eye. 

Safe viewing
•••Proper eye protection is necessary to view a partial solar eclipse; even when partially covered, the sun can still cause serious eye damage. Regular sunglasses aren't enough, either--those who plan to look directly at the partial eclipse should plan ahead and buy specialized eclipse viewers that use appropriate solar-filtering material.
•••Another tried-and-true method is to make a simple pinhole camera by poking a hole in a sheet of paper and letting the sun project through it onto another surface.
•••AAA TIP: Many eclipse events have eclipse glasses and other viewers available, either for free or for purchase, but it's always possible they'll run out. Getting your viewers ahead of time ensures you won't be left out.  
•••Eye protection isn't necessary during the brief total solar eclipse since the sun is completely obscured. However, viewers should take caution to ensure that the total eclipse has truly begun before removing protective eye gear, and be sure to put it back on immediately as soon as the total eclipse transitions back into a partial eclipse. 

Where to see the 2024 eclipse
There are many considerations when deciding where to go to view an eclipse.

••••All else equal, lower elevations are better than higher ones, as they are less likely to develop cloud cover.

•••••Check weather forecasts starting a few days before the eclipse. Cloud cover and rainy weather are very common across much of the U.S. in early April. If cloud cover is reliably predicted for your viewing spot, look for another spot with better odds of clear skies.

•••••Because the moon's shadow is a circle, viewing spots closer to the centerline of the eclipse path will see longer total eclipses. In Ohio, Toledo is on the edge of totality and will only see 1 minute and 53 seconds of total eclipse. Viewers willing to travel an hour southeast to Sandusky, however, will see a total eclipse that lasts twice as long: 3 minutes and 46 seconds.

•••••Public gathering places such as parks and observatories will be crowded the day of the eclipse. Arrive early or seek an out-of-the-way venue instead. Expect traffic after the eclipse, too, as many viewers try to leave at once. 
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 115- America's Favorite Travel Show is Back
•••• The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show is taking place on February 3-4, 2024, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
•••• Discover thousands of the newest vacation options from the top destinations from around the globe and meet the experts who are on-hand to help you personalize and book your trip.
•••• Learn the latest travel tips, trends and advice on 4 theaters located right on the show floor, and get the chance to meet your favorite travel celebrities including Rick Steves, Phil Rosenthal and Pauline Frommer.
•••• There will be access to over ten-of-thousands of dollars in travel savings, trip giveaways and exclusive show-only deals, all included with your ticket.
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 110- Switzerland Boasts the World's Highest Percentage of MAC Users
By Edith Read
•••• According to Stocklytics.com, Mac's popularity is highest in Switzerland, with 24% of households owning a Mac.
•••• The site's financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments: MAC products are renowned for their exceptional performance, state-of-the-art design and an unmatched user experience. The discerning choice of the Swiss underscores the enduring allure of innovation, making Mac a hallmark of both sophistication and functionality in the digital landscape.
•••• While Macs boast superior security and reliability compared to their Windows-based counterparts, they still need to cover ground in terms of sales. Dell, with its primary market in the U.S., overshadowed the Macs by recording an impressive revenue of over $102.3 billion, while the Macs generated nearly $30 billion, constituting about 8% of Apple's total sales in 2023.
•••• The full story and statistics can be found here: Switzerland Boasts the World's Highest Percentage of MAC Users, Dominating at 24%.
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 Winners of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival
'In The Summers', 'Dìdi', 'Daughters' Top Winners List

Sundance Awards 2024
Sundance Awards 2024

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

In the Summers
dir: Alessandra Lacorazza

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Porcelain War
dir. Brendan Bellomo, Slava Leontyev,

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
dir. Astrid Rondero, Fernanda Valadez

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
A New Kind of Wilderness
dir. Silje Evensmo Jacobsen

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
A Real Pain
Writer: Jesse Eisenberg
NEXT Innovator Award
Little Death
dir. Jack Begert

Festival Favorite Award

dir. Angela Patton, Natalie Rae

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary
dir. Angela Patton, Natalie Rae

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic
dir. Sean Wang

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary
dir. Director: Benjamin Ree

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Girls Will Be Girls
dir. Shuchi Talati
Audience Award: NEXT
dir. Rich Peppiatt

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Sundance 2024: Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan and Steven Yeun lead lineup

115- Sundance Film Festival: the biggest films to look out for from this year's festival
•••• After a big, banner year for Sundance with acclaimed films such as Past Lives, Passages, Fair Play and 20 Days in Mariupol all premiering, all eyes are fixed on what will emerge from this year's edition, taking place from January 18 - 28 in Utah.
•••• With the festival's Covid-era digital element retreating further into the background and a new head honcho hoping to bring back a more independent spirit, the 2024 lineup teases some provocative on-the-ground question marks with fewer known properties and more what ifs, an excitingly rather unknowable set of films to open the new year with.

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106- FCC to consider new outage-reporting rules, soliciting comments on FirstNet, deployable usage - By Donny Jackson
Washington DC (12th January 2024 - FCC commissioners are scheduled to consider new rules regarding the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) and the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS), as well as a proposal seeking comments whether FirstNet should have reporting obligations and whether deployable coverage should be reported.
•••• Under the proposed new rules, all cable, wireless, wireline and interconnected voice-over-IP (VoIP) providers would be required to report outages when the DIRS is activated and must provide the FCC with a final report within 24 hours of DIRS being deactivated. The proposed rules also would suspend NORS reporting obligations for providers subject to DIRS, according to the FCC.
•••In the further notice, the FCC seeks comments whether FirstNet should be subject to NORS and/DIRS reporting. FirstNet currently is not required to file such outage reports, but its nationwide contractor--AT&T--does have to fulfill these obligations. The further notice also asks whether commenters believe "mobile recovery assets"--for example, deployable coverage solutions like cells on wheels (COWs) and cells on light trucks (COLTs)--should be noted in coverage assessments for NORS and DIRS.
•••In addition, the further notice proposes that DIRS reporting obligations be expanded to include broadcast, satellite and broadband providers.
•••FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel noted the proposed rules and a further notice of proposed rulemaking in a blog she released last week outlining the preliminary agenda items for the Jan. 25 open meeting.
•••"Fast and reliable reporting of communications outages during disasters can help emergency-management personnel make smarter and faster decisions when they matter most," according to Rosenworcel. "It can also offer valuable lessons to prevent service disruptions in the future.
•••"The Commission will consider rules to transition the current voluntary outage reporting structure to a mandatory structure for certain communications providers, as well as proposals to expand reporting from other providers."
•••Adopted in 2007, the DIRS reporting of commercial network outages has proven to be a useful tool to help the public gauge carriers' progress in restoring terrestrial communications networks to "normal" status after a disaster. However, many industry observers have questioned whether the daily DIRS maps may create an overly negative perception about wireless coverage in a given geographic area, because it does not reflect whether service providers have provided connectivity through deployable solutions like SatCOLTs in an area.
•••"We tentatively conclude that, if information regarding the location of mobile recovery assets were required to be supplied in DIRS, the Commission would obtain this information more efficiently and uniformly across providers than is currently the case, likely leading to better public safety outcomes," according to the FCC's draft further notice. "We seek comment on this conclusion. Should we require such reporting? If so, which subject providers should be required to provide such information?
•••"If reporting is adopted, we seek comment on what types of mobile assets should be reported (including COWs and COLTs) based on provider type, the level of granularity for which location information should be reported (e.g., on a zip code or street address basis) and on whether this information should be reported directly in existing DIRS forms or through other means. Should information on the time of deployment, coverage, or available power for such assets be reported as well?"
•••A potential wrinkle to the relevance of NORS and DIRS reporting is the expected development of satellite-direct-to-phone (Sat2Phone) technology that leverages low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites as cellular towers in space. If deployed as designed in cooperation with a carrier&emdash;the business model being pursued by companies like AST SpaceMobile, Lynk and SpaceX&emdash;Sat2Phone could provide seamless coverage to users outside a terrestrial-network coverage footprint in virtually all outdoor locations within the next several years.
•••Commercial wireless carriers have provided the FCC with network-outage information for years, but the requirement has not been extended to the FirstNet Authority's nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). The NPSBN is being built and maintained by AT&T, which is subject to NORS and DIRS requirements, which has allowed some officials to make inferences about the health of the terrestrial FirstNet system, according to the language in the proposed further notice.
•••"FirstNet is not currently subject to NORS or DIRS outage-reporting obligations and has never participated in NORS or DIRS on a voluntary basis," according to the further-notice draft.
•••"However, its importance to the public-safety community and the unique customer base it serves leads us to consider whether outage reporting is necessary and appropriate to provide a more complete picture of the overall health and resiliency of an increasingly important component of the nation's communications infrastructure, particularly during specific disasters during which FirstNet is specifically designed to provide more robust outcomes."
•••One question noted in the further-notice draft is whether the FCC has the authority to require such network-outage reporting from the FirstNet Authority, which was established by Congress in 2012 with statutory reporting requirements. This law mandated that the FCC grant the FirstNet Authority a license to the 20 MHz block of Band 14 spectrum in the 700 MHz band, but the FirstNet Authority is housed within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) branch of the federal government.
•••"Do the Commission's general Title III authorities, coupled with section 6003(a) of the Public Safety Spectrum Act, support our ability to seek information beyond FirstNet's statutorily mandated reports?" the further-notice draft asks. "What other provisions might support such reporting? What quantitative estimates of potential costs and benefits of this integration are available? What would be additional improvements to public safety and other measures of welfare due to specifically reporting by FirstNet? How would the magnitude of these benefits compare to the benefits estimated in the Second Report and Order?"
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 115- NATPE Global at the MiamiIntercontinental, Jan. 16-18
•••• NATPE Global is a Central and Eastern Europe's most established market featuring the US studios. To be held at the Miami at MiamiInterncontinental. With nearly 400 regional buyers in attendance.


  •115- CES is right around the corner
with its focus on the latest trends and innovations in technology
•••• CES 2024 is unticipated to unveil some wild innovations -- and mind-blowing TV tech is expected to steal the spotlight. So the question is, what can we expect from CES 2024 in terms of TV innovation. The Show is to take place Jan. 9-12, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
•••• CES® is the most influential tech event in the world -- the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators.
•••• This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector.
•••• CES will be back in Las Vegas and the IMC will deliver the exclusive platform for attendees and exhibitors looking to experience the nut-and-bolts of IoT technology for consumer products. The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at CES will showcase the latest technologies that are the backbone of all connected consumer technology. CES is simply the most important IoT venue for large-volume consumer markets in the world.

115- The Most Captivating Tech at CES 2024 - AI is in everything
••••A cooking system that can bake a pizza in 2 seconds - A low-maintenance electric motorcycle of the future - The screen, reinvented. A device that can help provide health-care providers a quick medical diagnosis. They were just a few of the products that attracted big crowds at CES.
••• Thousands of tech media representatives poured into the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Sunday for the media preview of CES, a four-day technology trade show expected to draw more than 130,000 people to the city, one-third of them from foreign countries.
••• CES Unveiled gave hundreds of companies the opportunity to meet the press with table-top presentations that were miniaturized versions of the booths that companies displayed in several locations around the valley.
••• Prior to the unveiling, industry experts gave their views on technology trends the world can look forward to this year -- many of them revolving around the pros and cons of artificial intelligence.
••• You have about as much chance of winning at the slot machines as finding a company that does not boast of its AI prowess at CES 2024. This is far from the first time AI-powered products could be found amid the booths, but this is truly the year that AI is dominating the show.
••• What we're witnessing right now is the integration of major breakthroughs in AI that have occurred in the past year or so -- such as OpenAI's ChatGPT -- into devices. "There's no question that AI -- specifically generative AI -- is going to be a big driver of new products and services.
••• Highlighted is Microsoft's decision to change up the Windows keyboard for the first time in nearly 30 years, adding a button that provides a direct link to launch its AI Copilot, as a key example. Another is Volkswagen adding ChatGPT as a standard feature in its vehicles later this year. "You can literally talk your car in a Knight Rider kind of way."
••• Along with the AI products we've experienced firsthand, companies are dropping hints left, right and center at CES about what we can expect to see from them in the year ahead. That supports everyone's take that "we're just starting to see how this foundational tech is going to change the way we work, live and engage with the world." 
••• Already curiousity is stirred how this rapidly evolving technology will have changed the game again by the time CES 2025 rolls around.
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• 106- Co-founded by AFL-CIO and SAG-AFTRA Union Leaders Unite During CES 2024 to Tackle Technology's Impact on Future of Work
LAS VEGAS -- The Labor Innovation and Technology Summit -- co-founded by the AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO Technology Institute and SAG-AFTRA and sponsored this year by AFGE, AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), National Nurses United (NNU), the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) and UNITE HERE -- will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10,alongside CES 2024, focusing on how the tech innovation revolution affects the American workforce.
••• The unions will bring together notable labor and civil rights leaders, including AFL-CIO President Elizabeth H. Shuler, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and President & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Maya Wiley to address a critical gap in evolving technology and workers' interests. The summit will highlight the importance of including workers in shaping the future of technology and innovation.
••• The following panels will be present at session and discussion: Worker Rights in the Age of Tech; AI Goes to Hollywood 2024; Workers Winning in the Age of Tech; Technology in the Face of Worker and Civil Rights; AI and Democracy; When Workers Fight, We Win!
••• Closing remarks with SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
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Nominations Announced for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The SAG Awards® Ceremony will Stream Live Globally Saturday, Feb. 24 Only on Netflix

LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2024) -- This morning, nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Issa Rae (Barbie, American Fiction, Insecure) and Kumail Nanjiani (Welcome to Chippendales, The Big Sick) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced by SAG Awards Committee Members Jason George and Woody Schultz with an introduction by SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher. 
•••• The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, produced by Silent House Productions in partnership with SAG-AFTRA, will stream live globally on Netflix Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. 
•••• To replay today's announcement, follow the SAG Awards® on Instagram @sagawards. To view the complete list of nominations and fast facts, please visit the SAG Awards® Press Kit page: 
As previously announced, the legendary actor, singer, producer, writer, and director Barbra Streisand will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.  
•••• One of awards season's premier events, the SAG Awards annually celebrates the outstanding motion picture and television performances from the previous calendar year (SAG Awards Eligibility Period: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023). Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers' peers in SAG-AFTRA with 119,515 eligible voters.
Final voting opens on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and closes at Noon PT on Friday, Feb. 23.

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• 101- SAG-AFTRA and Replica Studios Introduce Groundbreaking AI Voice Agreement at CES 
Australia and Los Angeles -- January 9, 2024 -- Replica Studios (Replica), an artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology company, and The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced today the introduction of a groundbreaking AI voice agreement during an event at CES. 
•••• This new agreement paves the way for professional voice over artists to safely explore new employment opportunities for their digital voice replicas with industry-leading protections tailored to AI technology, allowing AAA video game studios and other companies working with Replica to access top SAG-AFTRA talent. 
•••• The agreement between the leading AI voice company and the world's largest performers' union will enable Replica to engage SAG-AFTRA members under a fair, ethical agreement to safely create and license a digital replica of their voice. Licensed voices can be used in video game development and other interactive media projects from pre-production to final release.
•••• Approved by affected members of the union's voiceover performer community, this contract marks an important step towards the ethical use of AI voices in creative projects by game developers, and sets the basis for fair and equitable employment of voice actors as they explore the new revenue opportunities provided by AI. In addition to establishing minimum terms and conditions, the agreement ensures performer consent and negotiation for uses of their digital voice double and requires that performers have the opportunity to opt out of its continued use in new works.
•••• "Artificial intelligence has dominated the headlines, and for most performers, the best protection against the unauthorized digital simulation of their voice, likeness and/or performance is a SAG-AFTRA contract. We are so happy to partner with Replica Studios, because this is a great example of AI being done right," said SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher.
•••• "Recent developments in AI technology have underscored the importance of protecting the rights of voice talent, particularly as game studios explore more efficient ways to create their games," said SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. "With this agreement, we have achieved fully informed consent and fair compensation when it comes to the use of our members' voices and performances. We are proud to work with Replica in leading the way to make it easy for these companies to access SAG-AFTRA's world-renowned talent in an ethical manner that ensures consent and fair compensation for their contributions. This agreement also paves the way for other companies to follow their lead."
•••• "Replica partnered with SAG-AFTRA to introduce an ethical approach to the emerging use of generative AI. We are excited by the new opportunities this opens up for world-leading AAA studios who can now access the benefits of Replica's AI voice technology while knowing that talent is recognized and compensated fairly for the use of their likeness," said Shreyas Nivas, CEO of Replica Studios. "Our voice actor agreements ensure that game developers using our platform are only accessing licensed talent who have given permission for their voice to be used as a training data set, as opposed to the wild west of AI platforms using unethical data-scraping methods to replicate and synthesize voices without permission."
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115- Golden Globe: Oppenheimer scores 5 wins
See the full list of Winners at 2024 Golden Globe Awards
•••• As the industry comes out from under the cloud of two overlapping strikes lasting six months and the long tail of COVID-19, while bracing for a meager 2024 release calendar, the business of movies could certainly use the cheerleading that a healthy awards season is supposed to provide.
••• Ratings for the Globes, this year, were up.
••••The show drew an average of 9.4 million viewers, a 50% jump from last year's telecast on NBC, no doubt benefiting from an NFL game as a lead-in, in addition to having plenty of celebrities in attendance and popular movies in contention. In the pre-pandemic year of 2019, the Globes had more than twice that many viewers, reaching about 19 million.

Full list of 2024 Golden Globe nominees and Winners- (bold)

Best Picture, Drama

"Openheimer" (Universal Pictures) - Winner
"Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
"Maestro" (Netflix)
"Past Lives" (A24)
"The Zone of Interest" (A24)
"Anatomy of a Fall" (Neon)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
"Poor Things" (Searchlight Pictures) - Winner
"Barbie" (Warner Bros.)
"American Fiction" (MGM)
"The Holdovers" (Focus Features)
"May December" (Netflix)
"Air" (Amazon MGM Studios)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Ayo Edebiri
-- "The Bear" - Winner
Natasha Lyonne -- "Poker Face"
Quinta Brunson -- "Abbott Elementary"
Rachel Brosnahan -- "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Selena Gomez -- "Only Murders in the Building"
Elle Fanning -- "The Great"

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy 
Jeremy Allen White
-- "The Bear" - Winner
Bill Hader -- "Barry"
Steve Martin -- "Only Murders in the Building"
Jason Segel -- "Shrinking"
Jason Sudeikis -- "Ted Lasso"

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115- Golden Globe Nominations: 'Barbie', 'Oppenheimer' Top Movie List; 'Succession' Leads TV
The 81st Golden Globe Awards will honor the best in film and American television of 2023. The ceremony will be held on January 7, 2024, from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, produced by Dick Clark Productions, Ricky Kirshner, and Glenn Weiss; the latter will also serve as director.
•••• Feminist "Barbie," played by Greta Gerwig that traces its origins to toy store shelves, dominated nominations for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. With 10 nods it makes the movie the second most-nominated (Cabaret) in the 81-year history of the show.
•••• "Barbie" was followed closely by "Oppenheimer," Christopher Nolan's look at J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb, which tallied eight nominations. "Oppenheimer" was released on the same weekend as "Barbie," a rare confluence of blockbusters that inspired memes and, later,  Halloween costumes, while boosting the box office. 
•••• Unlike the Oscars, the Globes honor the best of both film and television and steer clear of recognizing excellence in most below-the-line crafts like editing or cinematography. They also distinguish between film genres, recognizing the best comedies and musicals separately from the best dramas. Thus, "Oppenheimer" will compete for the top drama prize alongside "Killers of the Flower Moon," "Maestro," "Anatomy of a Fall," "The Zone of Interest" and "Past Lives." For its part, "Barbie" will vie for best comedy or musical with "Air," "American Fiction," "Poor Things," "May December" and "The Holdovers." 
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115- 81st Golden Globe Broadcast will honor the best in film and American television of 2023.••••
The 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Jan. 7, from 8-11 p.m. ET (5-8 p.m. PT), and will be broadcast live on CBS as part of a new deal between the Golden Globes and the network. The ceremony will also be available to stream on Paramount+ and the CBS app. Paramount Global is the parent company of CBS. The Official Golden Globe 2024 afterparty will be hosted by Billboard.
•••• The Golden Globes come to CBS after its longstanding relationship with NBC ended, and as the award show works to rebuild its credibility under new leadership following a widely publicized scandal and boycotts over allegations of racism and ethical lapses within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organized the Globes and voted for years to determine its nominees and winners. CBS is hosting the Golden Globes live in 2024, CBS Entertainment announced in a statement on Friday, Nov. 17.
•••• CBS will air the three-hour award show extravaganza live on the network on Sunday, Jan. 7, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Time (8 p.m. Eastern Time) following an NFL football doubleheader. The show will stream on Paramount+ and the CBS app as part of a "new deal between the Network and the Golden Globes."
•••• "Live entertainment and sports have been, and will always be, a hallmark of CBS, and the Globes adds an exciting new dimension to our first quarter schedule this year," George Cheeks, president and chief executive officer of CBS, said in a statement.
•••• This is the first time in more than 40 years that the Golden Globes will air on CBS, following the end of a long-time partnership with NBC. Scandals and boycotts had knocked the award show off television in 2022, when a Los Angeles Times investigation found that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which then organized the awards, had no Black members. 
•••• Many stars and studios boycotted the show, long known for its boozy dinner-party atmosphere, as other allegations of ethical improprieties surfaced in the then Hollywood Foreign Press Association-owned award ceremony. 
•••• The Golden Globes returned to NBC for the 2023 broadcast in a one-year deal -- a make-or-break moment after the HFPA sold the award show to Todd Boehly's Eldridge Industries, dissolving the nonprofit and its membership, earlier in the year. 
•••• The firm, which owns Dick Clark Productions, which produces the Globes, and the Beverly Hilton, the award show's longtime home, turned the show into a for-profit venture. 
•••• Started in 1944 as an informal ceremony honoring actors, the Golden Globe Awards are now viewed in 185 countries around the world. 
•••• CBS is part of Paramount Global, which also owns CBS News.
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THEY TOLD HIM TO BE QUIET - by Adria Manary Adams
When the government tells you to be quiet, alarm signals should go off in your brain. Only a chosen few know the full extent of its power, and my uncle, Elwin Laurence Peterson, regrettably found out the hard way.

During World War II, he worked at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard in the optics and machine shop. While there, he received several awards for his contributions to the war effort. One concern that he became acutely aware of, was the difficulty that all facets of the military were experiencing in communications. Methods of transmitting vital information to and from ships, submarines, airplanes and troops on the ground had become increasingly problematic since the Germans were intercepting and/or scrambling our signals. In exploring the situation, Elwin realized that varying the frequencies on which the messages were sent would disable the enemy from capturing our communications. Since frequency variation was a prominent component of a television system that he had conceived of in the late 1920's, and patented in 1928, he suggested that the government use this significant piece of his "Transmitting System and Apparatus," patent number 1,747,791.

ElwinPeterson.jpgHe absolutely believed that this method would provide clear, secured and unencumbered communication in military operations, thus saving many American soldiers.

After explaining how FM would benefit the Navy to the manager of his department, his
suggestion made its way up the ranks. In handwritten notes written by my uncle in 1945, he states:

"I was interviewed several times by various officers and engineers. At one of these interviews, a man who worked for Edwin Armstrong was in attendance. He had been called in because of his claim that Armstrong (now a Major in the Signal Corps), had been working on variations of wavelengths since 1931. At that point I informed the officers that I was well aware of his efforts, because I had demonstrated my version to Mr. Armstrong back in

Elwin Laurence Peterson

1929 and again in 1930, when Bell Telephone and the Postal Telegraph Company had requested his opinion of my invention."

What Mr. Peterson did not mention in this meeting was that after seeing these demonstrations, Edwin Armstrong later used what he saw to further his efforts in transmission technology, which eventually helped him to become who many refer to as the "Father of Radio". If Armstrong was to be given this title, then Elwin Peterson should have been credited for being the "Grandfather of Radio". (The Armstrong patent was filed in 1933. Peterson's patent was submitted in 1928, five years earlier, and finalized in 1930, three years before Mr. Armstrong's.)
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Norman Lear, TV Legend and creator of 'All in the Family' dies at 101
LOS ANGELES (December 6, 2023) -- SAG-AFTRA today honors the legacy of iconic writer-producer and SAG-AFTRA member Norman Lear, a television institution, who died Tuesday at age 101.
•••• SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said, "I grew up watching Norman Lear sitcoms that made me think and question so much about the way we look and feel about a myriad of topics that were never a part of comedy. He took real issues and made them a part of sitcom families, and he showed life as it was. Not white-washed, not oppressed, but real, for young people, for women, for people of color, for people with and without money. 


Norman Lear and Fran Drescher at the Hollywood Museum's LGBTQ+ Real to Reel Awards, June 9, 2022.
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The first time I worked for him, the first day of the reading of the script, I was late and I was so nervous. I walked into the room, everybody was sitting around the table, and I said, 'I'm so sorry that I'm late,' and Norman said, 'That's ok, anyone that can look that good at this hour of the morning deserves to be late,' and I never forgot his generosity and his brilliant need to elevate people and to think differently with a greater capacity for understanding each other. I saw him as recently as one year ago when I was being honored at the Hollywood Museum and he was presenting. We sat together and talked about so many things. I marveled at how sharp his mind still was even at a few months shy of 100 years old. He was a great man, a great producer, and a great American who will be greatly missed but long remembered."
•••• Lear joined AFTRA in 1953 and SAG in 1991.

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•••• For its 15th edition, Languages & The Media is discovering new frontiers by moving to Budapest. Embark on this journey with us! After so many years in Berlin, we are very excited about this change of location and hope you'll be joining us in this new adventure!
•••• The conference will be held under the overriding theme "New Frontiers in Media Localization" and you can find out more about our overall theme and our sub-themes here and submit to the call here.
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• SAG-AFTRA Statement to Members Regarding End of Historic TV/Theatrical/Streaming Strike

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 -- SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator sent the following message to members today: 

We did it! Our historic TV/Theatrical/Streaming strike is over as of 12:01 AM this morning. After 118 days on strike, we are set to change the future of our industry with a transformative contract that includes gains for every category of SAG-AFTRA member who works this contract. 

This revolutionary agreement achieves major breakthroughs in addressing compensation via residuals and protections from generative artificial intelligence technology while reaffirming the role human performers play in the production of film, television, and streaming entertainment.

Tomorrow, the National Board will meet to review the tentative agreement and vote on whether or not to send it to you, the membership, for a ratification vote. 

Although full details will not be shared in advance of tomorrow's meeting, we wanted to share just a few key deal points: 

• More than one billion dollars in new wages and benefit plan funding;
• A streaming participation bonus;
• Minimum compensation increases that break the so-called "industry pattern;" 
• For the first time, consent and compensation guardrails on the use of AI;
• Raised Pension & Health caps that will channel more value into our funds; and 
• Critical protections for diverse communities.

We're proud of the phenomenal efforts of our TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee, and send our sincerest thanks to you -- the members -- who made these gains possible by granting a strike authorization prior to negotiations, and remaining resolved throughout the 118 days of our strike. Your solidarity helped us achieve the necessary leverage to secure these unprecedented gains.

We're also grateful to our union siblings who stood by our side -- literally and figuratively -- from the very beginning. We truly could not have succeeded without your unwavering support. 

Effective immediately, all SAG-AFTRA members should fulfill their contractual obligations and return to work. Members and influencers may resume services relating to publicity and the promotion of motion pictures produced under the CBA and Television Agreement, without consequence or conflict with the union. 
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102- Proof of Connection 1902 when voice was introduced to wireless transmission - Wi-Fi 1902

106- Proclamation by Wallace G. Wilkinson, former Governor of Kentucky
1992 proclaimed Nathan Beverly Stubblefield year and
• Murray, Kentucky 'Birthplace of radio


Wireless Telephone inventor Nathan Stubblefield
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Trivia: What other event occurred in 1902, the year of Stubblefields's public demonstration in 1902.

A: The founding of J.C. Penney stores by James Cash.

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•••• In Life's current Bicentennial issue, radio checks in, at #86 on the hot "100 Events That Shaped America," 19 buttons behind Bell's telephone. Erroneously, Life lists Guglielmo Marcon's dots and dashes as the first wireless broadcast, a fable echoed by the World Almanac and Encyclopedia Britannica. It's a forgivable mumpsimus, since the evidence offered on the following pages has not, until now, appeared in any national publication.
•••• The birth of broadcasting is a bizarre soap opera saga, a lacrymal legend of mystery, machination, ephemeral enshrinement, decline, disillusionment and disaster. It's denouncement dissolves six miles north of Murray, Kentucky, in a two-room shanty constructed of pine and cornstalks, where radio's uncelebrated architect is discovered 48 hours after his death, his records scattered, his equipment destroyed, his brain partly eaten by rats. Even local radio fails to mention his demise. He is Nathan Beverly Stubblefield, the man history over-heard and then overlooked.
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SMART90 stands for Stubblefield Nathan, Marconi Guglielmo, Ambrose Fleming, Reginald Fessenden, Tesla Nicola, DeForest Lee, Armstrong Edwin Howard, Alexanderson Ernst Fredrik Werner, Farnsworth Philo,

••• SMART-DAAF Boys, Vol I, 'The Inventors of Radio & Televison & The Life Style of Nathan B. Stubblefield," by Troy Cory-Stubblefield and Josie Cory, Library of Congress Number 93060451. (ISBN) 1-883644-003, pgs. 580. Copyright © 1993

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115- The 26th Shanghai TV Festival with focus on story's quality & energy
•••• On the morning of August 5, the meeting of judges for Magnolia Award of the 26th Shanghai TV Festival (STVF) was held, including Chinese judges for Dramas, Documentaries and Animations.
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101- Cory's Road to China;

TroyCoryChinaLogo108w.jpg ••• Troy Cory was among the first international entertainers and the first American entertainer to perform in the People's Republic of China, beginning in 1988. In itself a notable culture-historical feat, in view of China's closed door policies of the late 70s and well into the 80s. The PRC's administrative climate in comparison is much less restrictive now and China's open door policy enables many entertainers to introduce themselves to the populace Chinese audiences.
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+101- Cory Meets Jiang Zemin, former President PRC

• • Back in the 80s, as a goodwill ambassador representing the U.S.A., Troy Cory and his back-up dancers and singers, "The Brooke Sisters," were the first entertainers from the United States to appear in a full staged program in the People's Republic of China during the Shanghai TV Festival, and televised on China's National Television (CCTV), viewed by over 300 million people.• •
• • It was there Cory met Jiang Zemin, then mayor of Shanghai, and who later became the 5th President of the People's Republic of China.
The '88 Shanghai Concert was the beginnings of Troy's concert tours in China for the next two decades. The concerts, just to name a few, included the following cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Anshan, Harbin, Fuzhou and and Tsingtao (Qingdao)
114- Ron Rice, Hawaiian Tropic founder in 2004 accompanied the Troy Cory Show on a concert tour through China. -
Rice died May 19, 2022 at the age of 81 in Daytona Beach, Florida
••• He grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, and fell in love with the beaches of Florida on a childhood visit. He made his home in Daytona Beach, where he worked as a high school chemistry teacher and part-time lifeguard.
••• It was at his part-time job that Rice was inspired by seeing people all over the beach using Coppertone suntan lotion. He became determined to create a unique competitor, using his chemistry knowledge to experiment with a suntan lotion formula, scented with coconut and fruit.
••• He famously mixed his first formula in a garbage can, bottling it at home in his garage with a $500 loan from his father to launch his business. He named it Hawaiian Tropic to evoke an exotic beach locale.
••• His experiment was a hit making him a multi-millionaire, with his Hawaiian Tropic suncare brand creating sales of $110 million per year.
••• Ricewith his Hawaiian Tropic brand became known for sponsoring beauty pageants and NASCAR racecars.
••• In 2004 he accompanied Troy Cory to a concert tour through China.
•••After selling Hawaiian Tropic to Playtex in 2007, Rice returned to the industry in recent years with the suncare brand Habana Brisa.
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114- Scott B. Whitenack-Stubblefield Esq., great-grand son of wireless telephone inventor, Nathan B. Stubblefield, died - By Troy Cory
Scott Bryan Whitenack passed away untimely on September 18, in Los Angeles, CA.
•••• Scott, aka Scott Stubblefield, was one of four children with siblings, Alden, Keith, and Priscilla. (His brother Keith pre-ceded him in death at the age of 32). His parents were Troy Cory Stubblefield, an entertainer and author and Dorothy Swafford, owner of a furniture and antiques retail store. Scott's children are Steven, David and grand-children, William, Bruce, Cora and Max, borne to Steven and Skylark. Scott's great-grandfather is Nathan B. Stubblefield, the inventor of Radio, in 1882, and patent holder of the wireless telephone (1908) and his great-great-great .... grandparents were - John and Priscilla Alden who were part of the pilgrimage who sailed on the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock from England in 1620.

(The Stubblefield story is incorporated within several photographs and denotes of and about S Scott to show how their personal ambitions and dreams parallel each other - both died - before their dreams and ambitions were fulfilled)

During the time he studied for the State Bar, Scott lived with Josie and myself on our family estate in Pasadena. He passed the State Bar the first time and was among only 33% to do so.
The balance of time was spent doing cinematography for my TV shows, which he considered an artistic outlet besides his major life's work, in the field of law. After he passed the State Bar he handled numerous legal cases and ended up working as an associate lawyer with Melvin Belli with whom he engaged in several cases and won a lawsuit that became precedent case law. Whitenack was committed to his legal profession for over three decades.

If you needed legal advice or help with a motion filing, Scott was there with his trusty law books. He was very intelligent, outspoken and an independent thinker.
•••• He also was a family man, who loved hiking and scuba diving, a good game of tennis and enjoyed bringing his sons to Paramount Ranch for regular family outings and Father's Day get-togethers.
•••• As to his love for cinematography he videotaped additional segments for the movie "Christmas around the World." Scott later became my producer and cinematographer for "To Catch a Dream" filmed in Europe. The video project brought him and the production team to Paris, Venice, Cannes, Munich and Salzburg. Said footage with perfect picture-book pans of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River, the leaning Tower of Pisa and the Venice Bridge of Sigh, is a legacy he left behind for us.
•••• In the early 90s during the writing of our 4-volume set of books entitled "the SMART-DAAF Boys" about the invention of radio and the the wireless telephone, Scott lent a helpful hand in giving his legal aspect of his great-grandfather Nathan Stubblefield's copyrighted and patented invention. He also was the co-author of "Bank America, the Tortfeasor."

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Scott as a teenager with John Wayne
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•••• His favorite poem is found on a card he prepared for one of my Father's Days titled "The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower."

••••• He leaves behind his father, Troy Cory-Stubblefield, his mother Dorothy Steele, sister Priscilla Stubblefield Cory, brother and sister-in-law Alden and Sara Stubblefield, step mother Josie Cory-Stubblefield, sons David and Steven, daughter-in law Skylar, and great-grandchildren, William, Bruce, Cora and Max; Nephew Ryan White, and niece Jenny Wharton. His brother Keith pre-ceded him in death at the age of 32.







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