The Michigan Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work, past and present; providing professional development and outreach; and nurturing the next generation of television professionals.

We are the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for those individuals dedicated to advancing the arts and science of television. Join us and make a solid investment in yourself, your career and your industry. And, because you get great savings along with your membership, it’s a real value, too!

We encourage you to become a new, or renewing, member today. The more members we have, the more power and influence we have with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. And that means more benefits and opportunities for you. Let’s demonstrate how all the different TV markets in the Michigan region can pull together!

Join today... there could be an Emmy® in your future.

The membership year extends from January 1-December 31.


Affiliation with over 1000 television professionals throughout the state of Michigan, who are committed to the highest standards of professional excellence.

Access to a National Job Bank, with job postings from all over the country.

The opportunity for peer judging – you have the chance to judge entries from 10 of the top Chapters in the county.

Discounts tickets to all chapter programs and events.

Automatic membership in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) organization.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership is offered to those employed in the television or related industries who make specific contributions to the industry, including executives, technicians, writers, directors, photographers, producers, performers, etc.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is offered to those interested in and supportive of the advancement of television.

Silver Circle

Silver Circle is offered to those who have been inducted into Silver Circle.

Annual Membership Rates for Active, Professional Members:

Detroit $75
Lansing $75
Flint $75
Saginaw $75
Bay City $75
Grand Rapids $75
Kalamazoo $75
Battle Creek $75
Alpena $45
Marquette $45
Traverse City – Cadillac $45



The success of the Emmy® Awards process depends on the willingness of qualified professionals to serve as judges. Peers in other NATAS Chapters are serving as this Chapter’s entrants. This Chapter will judge other Chapter’s entries. By entering, you agree to serve as a judge when asked.


Membership rate: $10

Student membership is offered to students affiliated with an accredited institution who are active in the learning side of the television and media industries.

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“Working With A Visual ZerO"

MAY 20, 2022 AT 11:00AM

What do you do when you have a great story but no video? Award-winning photojournalist Andy Sugden shares his expertise in working with a “visual zero” in our next webinar. Learn his tricks to create your own award-winning pieces by thinking beyond the viewfinder.


Alicia Nails

An interactive online discussion with Emmy award-winning journalist Alicia Nails takes place via Zoom on Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m., right before the Student Production Awards.

How do you stay true to yourself when starting out in journalism? Alicia Nails, director of Wayne State University's Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, answers that question with the help of two special guests in our upcoming webinar, "Bringing Your Authentic Self to the Newsroom." We invite the next generation of journalists to join us right before the Student Production Awards as we discuss how to preserve your culture as you become a professional, with natural hair and code switching among the topics.

And you may come away with more than just knowledge: those who participate in this online session will have several chances to win a gift card!


This is not a traditional journalism session. It is meant to be an open conversation about stress, burnout, the return to the office, and all that these many crises have wrought on those charged with keeping their community safe and informed. This is a facilitated discussion to generate ideas and pass along best practices for how the newsroom of 2022 and beyond should function. Attendees should consider how they would answer these questions before they arrive:

  • What one best thing should the newsroom keep doing?
  • How can we support each other as we go through yet another change: returning to the office?
  • How do we cover the continuing COVID conspiracies?
  • What best practices should we develop for covering the most controversial issues of the day — Politics, Abortion, Immigration, Gun rights, Social Justice?




NOVEMBER 28 — December 2