42ND ANNUAL MICHIGAN REGIONAL EMMY™AWARDS CEREMONY UPDATE
Hello NATAS Michigan Community-
A few weeks back I indicated that we would not have an in-person gala on June 20th, but hoped for a postponement to sometime next Fall.
The Board of Governors met recently and, after a lengthy discussion, decided to hold our gala in a virtual, online setting this year in lieu of an event at the Motor City Casino.
We had originally thought we could move to October, with hopes that Michigan would be fully re-opened by then. While that still may be the case, we looked at several factors:
-Would the economy be such that our members would be able to afford to attend?
-Would people feel safe attending?
-Would everyone be ready to celebrate at this time?
-Would it be too far away from nominations?
-We also had to look at it from a financial standpoint. Our contract calls for a certain amount of money to be spent, so if we fall short of those numbers, we would have to make up the shortfall.
-We also looked at what our National Chapter, and many of the regional chapters are doing. Most have moved things online and have eliminated the in-person gala.
It was not an easy decision and it is hard to imagine a year without an Emmy Gala. However, we know that you will still be able to celebrate with our online live stream.
There’s no doubt this is quite an unusual year, but I’m crossing my fingers that next year we will be back stronger than ever, ready to greet you live and in person.
Bob Gould, President
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MICHIGAN REGIONAL EMMY® AWARD NOMINEES
To view the nomination list click here
EMMY® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
The 42nd Emmy® Nominations will be announced Wednesday, May 20th at 10:00am on Facebook.