The High Life, Living the Dream

Updated: Jan 23

Pandemic or not, often when life catches up with a creative professional its to deliver a harsh truth like overdue rent, a cancelled service or some other inconvenience of regular billing cycles. So when I woke up this morning expecting to read my Netflix is cancelled, or my cellphone data is capped, it was nice to finally wake up to an email like this:


Television Academy

5220 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Dear Ralph:

Congratulations and welcome to the Television Academy! Your application has been approved for LA Active membership in the Los Angeles Area Peer Group. You now belong to a unique organization of accomplished professionals who celebrate and empower storytellers to push the boundaries of Television. Engage with us! In the coming days and weeks, you will receive several important communications from us. Click here to login to your member dashboard and find out about various member benefits you can participate in, such as:

Emmy Voting (National Active)

Peer Group and Membership-wide Events

Sneak Peeks

FYC Viewing and Events

emmy Magazine


Please note: Membership cards are sent once a month, so allow a few weeks for yours to arrive. If you plan to attend an event, but have not yet received your Membership card, bring a picture ID and your RSVP email confirmation with you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach us via email here. You have been automatically subscribed to receive our weekly email newsletter, a great resource to stay updated on what's going on with the Television Academy, as well as the broader television industry. To ensure you receive our weekly news as well as other important emails, follow the steps for your email provider here. Again, welcome. We are delighted you’ve joined our celebration of television excellence and those who achieve it!

Sure, membership in the Television Academy isn't going to pay my grocery bill, but it will make for some great dinner conversation when we can go out for dinner again.