Committee Descriptions

All standing committees report to the Board and present committee reports at board meetings as needed.

Awards Committee:
The Awards Chairperson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the awards process, including but not limited to, the Call for Entries., accepting and processing entries, helping to secure judges when needed, resolving issues relating to entries and nominees, overseeing the curve cut process with the accounting firm and working with the Executive Director and Producing Company to ensure a successful show. The Chair is involved in all aspects in the Awards. The committee meets as needed via teleconference.

Emmy Production Committee:
The Production Committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Awards Show, including, but not limited to, the location, set design, lighting, room set up, recorded inserts and overall banquet execution.

Membership Committee:
The Membership Committee is responsible for overseeing the membership of the chapter. This includes membership renewals, member benefits and regional outreach to increase membership both inside and outside the television industry. The Membership list shall not be made available to any person or organization outside of NATAS unless approved by the Chapter Executive Committee. The membership committee is responsible for working with the Executive Director for recruitment ideas and encouraging others in the Mid-Atlantic Region to join the academy.

Program Committee:
The Program Committee is responsible for the conception, setup and implementation of seminars, workshops, breakfasts / luncheons for members throughout the region, with the goal of providing added benefits to membership beyond the awarding of Emmy statuettes. The committee meets as needed throughout the year.

Scholarship / Student TV Committee:
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for the creation, design and implementation of programs and relationships that will enhance the Academy’s goal of educational leadership as outlined in the National Constitution. These programs may include:

  • Student TV
  • The Young Producer’s Award
  • Career Days
  • Auction / Fundraising
  • Any other educational programs the committee feels would benefit students

The committee will also help secure judges for the student competition and work with the executive director on outreach to schools and awarding scholarships.

Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee Chairperson is responsible for soliciting candidates for the Board’s annual election. The committee presents a list of 12-14 names for approval to the Board at the monthly Board of Governor’s meeting in April.

Social Media Committee:
The Social Media Committee is responsible for working with the Executive Director to ensure the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is well known on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, SnapChat, etc.). The committee develops an annual schedule for keeping members informed of chapter events, deadlines, rules, and other important information. During high interest times, the committee will develop a schedule to ensure that the social media accounts are being updated on a daily basis.