21: Audrey Elling – Executive Director of the Heartland Chapter of the NATAS
Audrey is the executive director the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). In this podcast, Audrey explains what it takes to enter a project for the regional Emmy awards. The discussion covers who's eligible, who does the judging, the costs, and the deadline.
[2:11] What is an Emmy meant to recognize?
[2:48] What qualifies as an entry?
[4:56] What exactly makes up t
he Heartland Chapter?
[7:09] The process of entering a project for a regional Emmy award
[9:42] Specifics on how to determine if your project qualifies for a regional competition
[12:47] Identifying your viewership
[14:41] What kind of entity/entities enters and wins?
[16:16] The call for entries
[17:19] Do you have to be nominated?
[20:12] How judging works
[21:32] Are you missing 50% of the picture?
[22:20] Understanding compositing
[23:26] Length matters… really
[24:35] Other benefits of entering your project for a regional Emmy award
[27:37] All about the Heartland Regional Emmy shows
[31:15] How many entries are typically submitted to the Heartland Chapter?
[32:31] Award logistics
[33:54] The costs involved in submitting a project for entry
[35:39] Credits on your project
[37:00] Determining the contribution values
[39:37] The best ways to reach Audrey (and the proper etiquette!)
Links and Resources
- Visit the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
- Learn more about the Heartland Chapter of NATAS
- Call Audrey (during business hours)
- Send Audrey an email
- More questions? Check out the Heartland Chapter's FAQ videos
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