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Active Membership is a privilege extended to professionals actively engaged in television—executives, producers, performers, announcers, newscasters, writers, craftspeople, cameramen and women, directors, artists, designers, photographers, editors, academics, entertainment attorneys and others. You must have been involved in television for at least one year in order to be approved by the Membership Committee.


Broadcast stations
Cable and satellite
Independent television production
Academic communications departments
New Media
Performing arts and creative crafts
Associate Members are those who support the advancement of television, but do not work in the designated professional categories.

Student Members are full-time students in an accredited school.


The Academy
provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of industry problems and concerns. It affords opportunities to meet colleagues both professionally and socially. It promotes professional development in the industry and the community.


Emmy® Awards
Awarded for excellence and outstanding achievement in television—locally, nationally and internationally.

Emmy® Awards Judging
Members have the opportunity to judge the work of their peers in other local chapters around the country. Depending on your particular qualifications, you may participate in national Emmy® Award judgings as well.

The National Student Television Award of Excellence, presented by the Foundation of the National Academy Television of Television Arts and Sciences, promotes journalistic excellence among aspiring broadcasters by honoring high school students who present work that exemplifies the best practices of the profession.

Major college scholarships are awarded annually to exceptionally talented students pursuing careers in broadcasting. Scholarships are awarded by both the national organization and local chapters.

Members have the opportunity to interact with colleagues in the full range of television disciplines at formal and informal gatherings.

Informative seminars are presented on a wide spectrum of topics, including cutting-edge technologies. Seminars feature Emmy® Award recipients and nominees, television professionals and industry experts.

Silver Circle
Television pioneers whose careers have spanned a quarter century or more, are nominated by their local chapters and become honored members of this prestigious group.

Gold Circle
This prestigious award honors television pioneers whose careers have spanned a half-century or more.


Emmy® Awards
in addition to participation and judging, members receive reduced entry fees.

Invitations To Events
Includes industry discussions, technical presentations, private screenings, and professional development workshops.

Membership Pin and Card
Features a gold Emmy® and certifies membership status.

Emmy® Online
The NATAS website provides access to news, information about events and awards competitions, and job listings.

Job Bank
NATAS’ nationwide classified help-wanted service.

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