[Sca-cooks] TV opportunity-- maybe

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 14:36:14 PDT 2010

I don't know about all of them (Dame Selene can answer for herself), but
Dame Hauviette appeared on one of the FoodTV shows a couple of years
back...and has appeared several times on Wisconsin public radio...and in all
cases, she has done so as a private individual who is a chef...and cites no
connection with the SCA beyond stating that she does historic culinary
research.  In that kind of situation, no permission should be needed from
the SCA.  Just as no permission is needed for someone to publish a book on a
specific topic if they are part of the SCA...even the ones that actually
involve the SCA!


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Martha Sieting <osermart at msu.edu> wrote:

> > So did those members of the SCA who have appeared on the
> > Food Network in the past few years get permission to appear
> > from the SCA prior to making their appearances?
> > OR did they just go ahead and appear?
> >
> > Johnnae
> I wouldn't know.  Some of them may have just gone ahead and appeared, some
> of them may have checked with media relations.
> There has been more of a push lately within the SCA to manage media
> contacts so that the society is being presented in the best possible light.
> We all know that anything can be twisted or edited to make things appear a
> certain way that the producers of the show think will draw the most viewers,
> regardless of what the presenter is told up front.   This is why, even
> though SCA folks have been approached several times, there haven't been any
> appearances on shows like "Wife Swap".   The SCA does not want to be
> represented as a bunch of nutcases who run around whacking each other with
> sticks.
> Just because this person presents him/herself as a reasonable individual
> looking for a knowledgable, reasonable presenter does not mean that the show
> will be aired that way.  The fact that they state that they're looking for
> someone with strong opinions rings bells for me, but maybe I'm being overly
> cautious.
> Helena
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