Requirements for membership in the Reality Programming Peer Group
Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Credits from self-published programs alone do not qualify for membership in the Television Academy. Individuals who have received a Primetime, Daytime, or Children's & Family Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.
Employment in one or more of the following positions for a minimum of two (2) years within the last four (4) years on reality television content and, have at least twenty (20) credited episodes.
Primary professional function and/or on-air credits must be in competitive or non-competitive reality content including but not limited to the following job categories:
- Audio Sound Mixer
- Director of Photography
- Executive In Charge
- Music Supervisors
- Picture Editor
- Production Designer
- Qualifying Producer Credit
- Story Editor
- Television Executives
Or a qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements. Body of Work designation has all benefits of Active membership with the exception of running for Peer Group Governor.
Anyone meeting the criteria above who has yet to compile the time or screen credits for Active membership.