BUT FIRST-A REPORT ON THE 2016 AGM
An exciting AGM is like “interesting times”; generally the less exciting the better. What the ACETA AGM held on the 30th May lacked in excitement, it made up for in progress and was indeed a positive, productive, well attended event with a number of members flying in from interstate.
The Australian Communication and Media Authority provided guest speaker Patrick Emery, manager Technical Regulation Development Section, who shared insights into how ACETA and ACMA can work together for the benefit of members, associate members and the industry in general. Ten program initiatives scheduled for the year ahead were presented and supported by the meeting (these programs were defined in last month’s ACETA Forum Newsletter). A valuable suggestion from the floor, supported by the meeting, concerned an addition to our skills shortage program.
THE ACETA NATURE-IN BRIEF
The level of interest in ACETA and member inquiry has elevated significantly, and many industry participants have no experience of an industry peak body; therefore we feel it timely to address the nature of the organisation along with membership qualification and categories. ACETA is the only ‘peak body’ representing commercial entertainment technology in Australia and is recognised as such by the federal government. It is based on the traditional industry association model where qualifying organisations make up the membership; this does not include individuals, who are usually served by societies, guilds and unions. ACETA is a not for profit organisation whose founding and guiding document is its Constitution which includes the Industry Guidelines. There are two levels of membership in ACETA, member and associate member. Member is an organisation who creates and/or manufactures entertainment technology or is a representative of such an organisation, therefore being accountable for product liability, compliance, warranty and various other legal and ethical responsibilities. Associate member is a re-seller, service provider, hirer or educator of entertainment technology. All membership and associate membership is subject to compliance with the Constitution and the Industry Guideline. Following is the member and associate member categories:
MEMBERSHIP is available to:
Code and description
A qualifying organisation engaged in the research & development and/or manufacture of equipment and technology, applied in the production, storage, control and transmission of entertainment, leisure, corporate and educational programmes.
A qualifying organisation who represents manufacturers of equipment and technology applied in the production, storage, control and transmission of entertainment, leisure, corporate and educational programmes. Those in this category are commonly and historically referred to as an agent, distributor or wholesaler.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is available to:
Code and description
A qualifying organisation that re-sells (retailers, dealers) sound reinforcement, staging, automation, lighting and other vision systems for mobile and installed live sound.
A qualifying organisation that re-sells (retailers, dealers) audio production systems and devices for studio including music capture, mixing, mastering and post/pre-production for television programs, advertisements and motion picture.
A qualifying organisation that re-sells (retailers, dealers) audio broadcast systems and devices for television, radio and on-line application.
A qualifying organisation that re-sells (retailers, dealers) vision systems, that capture images for the production of entertainment and educational program.
A qualifying organisation that re-sells (retailers, dealers) commercial integrated audio visual systems and devices.
A qualifying organisation that maintains (service) the above described technologies detailed in Code AMD10 – AMD14.
A qualifying organisation that provide system design, integration, installation and training of the above described technologies detailed in Code AMD10 – AMD14
A qualifying organisation that offers for hire/rent the above described technologies detailed in code AMD10 – AMD14
Allied industry associations
Entertainment technology education institutions, including schools, colleges and universities
Entertainment technology media and trade events organisation
Member and associate member participation is most welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member or associate member please make contact with ACETA HQ by phone (03) 9254 1033 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next month
All the best