Members are the life blood of any association and committees are the veins through which it travels. What we accomplish during this first year of MOMMA’s existence might well determine the fate of Missouri’s motion media industry. The legislature passed an increase in the film tax credit but the future of the Missouri Film Office is still very much dependent upon the strength of the industry. Prior to the formation of MOMMA there has been no voice for the motion media industry in Missouri. There has been no sense, on the part of the legislature or the Department of Economic Development that our industry cares about the fate of the Film Office. A tax credit without a film office is worth little. It is critical that the goals established by the MOMMA board (including a strong presence and voice in Jefferson City) in June of 2007 be carried out. Without a strong and active membership, those goals will not be realized. We urge you to join MOMMA and, equally important, become active on a MOMMA committee. Please don’t assume that “someone else” will carry the load. We need every member to be active and involved.
Membership – Develops recruiting strategies; Monitors member benefits and recommends additions or modifications; Provides monthly report to the MOMMA board on membership status.
Government Affairs – Monitors legislation affecting Missouri’s motion media industry; Develops strategies to create more awareness of the industry among state and local government officials and legislators; Develops and implements an annual legislative appreciation/awareness event.
Communications – Works with all committees to develop methods of communication to members regarding education, membership, legislation and annual events; Monitors website and suggests additions, enhancments and changes; Oversees list serve policies and use.
Finance and Alternate Income – Works with the MOMMA board to develop annual budget; Assures compliance with state and federal regulations and requirements; Files annual report for the corporation; Develops alternate income strategies for the association; Monitors sponsor benefits and provides opportunities for sponsor communications with MOMMA membership.
Education and Research – Develops white papers for publication on the MOMMA website; Develops Seminars for members; Develops annual needs assessment; Works with the Annual Conference committee on the development of educational content.