About the National Academy and the Heartland Chapter
Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country. The Heartland chapter was formed in 1986 after an intense effort to meet the high eligibility standards of the National Academy’s national board, and serves the television industry in these markets/DMAs: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff, Casper/Riverton and North Platte.
Production resources for members of the television community impacted by COVID-19. NATAS has gathered a list of resources for production/freelance workers. This list will grow as we continue to source additional information.
What is Television?
Television is no longer defined by a box that resides in the family living room. Television is happening everywhere we go. The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cablecast mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery. Television is ‘moving pictures on a screen.’ If you are a producer (no matter your craft discipline) of original material intended for a Heartland audience, then this is your home for television excellence.
Board of Governors Elections
Thanks to all our members who participated in the 2020 election! We welcome Carl Bilek, Michelle Carpenter, Blaine Howerton, Bill Perry, Steve Replin and Mike Wallace back for another term, and we welcome Ryan Bramwell as a new addition to the board. Congratulations to these successful candidates! Our chapter is fortunate to have you adding your strength and enthusiasm to our fabulous board.