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COMPETITIONS
academy
awards
BECOME A
We serve as an educational and professional resource for our members and the industry as a whole.
MEMBER
WHY JOIN
We’re a collective of marketers and creatives who aspire to help each other thrive in this ever-evolving landscape. This is your stage to connect and uncover the ideas that move our industry forward through tailored workshops, events, and unique opportunities that showcase your skills and perspectives. Join us where innovation meets inspiration and your potential knows no bounds.
Educational resources
networking opportunities
Invaluable Industry Insights
Tiers
and
Benefits
By empowering, uniting, and championing entertainment content marketers and creatives at every career stage, our membership tiers illuminate a path to boundless professional potential.
Our
Membership
Application
Process
1
Complete an application
By utilizing our application portal, candidates can furnish the required information for thorough evaluation and appropriate placement within our membership tiers. Once submitted, applicants will receive a confirmation notification, which will also outline the subsequent steps in the process.
2
Review/assessment
Our membership team performs a thorough review of each submitted application to ensure all required information has been submitted. Applications are evaluated to ascertain the most suitable membership tier for each applicant, based on the information provided. Applicants can expect a turnaround time of 7 business days.
Open new possibilities
Applications Open
on FeB. 28, 2024
3
Tier Selection
Upon determination of the appropriate membership tier, applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the Academy membership. Following notification, candidates will be guided to select their membership package and complete the payment process.
4
welcome
After the completion and finalization of the application and acceptance process, new members will receive, via email, a welcome packet detailing immediate and future opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and thrive!
MEMBERSHIP
OPTIONS
emerging professional
experienced professional
established professional
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP
BENEFITS
Our benefits are designed to meet members where they are. By empowering, uniting, and championing entertainment marketers at every stage, our membership tiers illuminate a path toward boundless professional potential. Find a tier that meets your needs based on experience, interests, and contributions to the community.
PRICING
Membership rates are based on tier, benefits, and accessibility. We recognize this is a discretionary expense for our members, and we aim to offer pricing that is equitable and in line with industry standards.
PROFESSIONAL
$
45
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
21
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
250
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
BY INVITATION ONLY
* Prices may vary per region
emerging professional
This tier of membership is designed for individuals who are in the early stages of their careers or professional development within the entertainment marketing industry. This membership tier is tailored to provide support, guidance, and resources to emerging professionals, offering opportunities for mentorship, networking, and career development to help build essential skills and establish a strong foundation for their careers in the field of entertainment marketing.
QUALIFICATIONS
Under 6 years of experience working in the entertainment marketing industry
emerging professional
Overview
This tier of membership is designed for individuals who are in the early stages of their careers or professional development within the entertainment marketing industry. This membership tier is tailored to provide support, guidance, and resources to emerging professionals, offering opportunities for mentorship, networking, and career development to help build essential skills and establish a strong foundation for their careers in the field of entertainment marketing.
Qualifications
Under 6 years of experience working in the entertainment marketing industry
Pricing
Application Fee: $
45
1 Year
$
21.00
/month
$
250.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
399.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Savings: Members can save $100 with the 2-year option. Upfront

Exclusive Benefits
  • Invitation to apply to Career Development Programs*
  • Exclusive programming for Emerging Members (Virtual & In-person)
  • Opportunity to serve on Benefits Advisory Committee

*Program access is contingent upon availability

General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
$
45
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
33
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
399
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
BY INVITATION ONLY
* Prices may vary per region
experienced professional
Embrace the opportunity to illuminate your path as you advance in your career. Our Experienced Professional Membership is custom-tailored for experienced marketers and creatives who have made significant contributions to the field of entertainment marketing. As your influence within the industry expands, this exclusive membership provides you with opportunities to refine your expertise, share invaluable insights, and broaden your professional network, fostering lasting connections that will propel your career to new heights. Your journey takes a new turn here—join us today and continue making your mark.
QUALIFICATIONS
6 to 15 years of direct experience working in the entertainment marketing industry
experienced professional
Overview
Embrace the opportunity to illuminate your path as you advance in your career. Our Experienced Professional Membership is custom-tailored for experienced marketers and creatives who have made significant contributions to the field of entertainment marketing. As your influence within the industry expands, this exclusive membership provides you with opportunities to refine your expertise, share invaluable insights, and broaden your professional network, fostering lasting connections that will propel your career to new heights. Your journey takes a new turn here—join us today and continue making your mark.
Qualifications
6 to 15 years of direct experience working in the entertainment marketing industry
Pricing
Application Fee: $
45
1 Year
$
33.25
/month
$
399.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
699.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Savings: Members can save $100 with the 2-year option.

Exclusive Benefits
  • Opportunity to participate in a mentorship program, as a mentor or mentee*
  • Exclusive Experienced Professional Programming; Events, Roundtables, and Talks (Virtual & In-Person)
  • Awards Voting Member
  • Opportunity to serve on Benefits Advisory Committee
  • Opportunity to write for BRIEF*
  • Speaking opportunity on a panel or virtual event*

*Contingent upon availability

General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
$
45
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
50
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
600
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
BY INVITATION ONLY
* Prices may vary per region
established professional
Experience the culmination of your achievements as a leading figure in the entertainment marketing industry. Our Established Professional Membership celebrates your remarkable track record and invites you to leverage your expertise as a catalyst for both personal and collective growth. As a member of our Established Professionals, you will gain access to tailor-made opportunities designed to align with your current career stage, while continuing to make an impact in the ever-evolving realm of entertainment marketing. Embrace this opportunity to shape the future, your legacy thrives here—join us today.
QUALIFICATIONS
Over 15 years of direct experience
Demonstrated ability to lead projects or teams
established professional
Overview
Experience the culmination of your achievements as a leading figure in the entertainment marketing industry. Our Established Professional Membership celebrates your remarkable track record and invites you to leverage your expertise as a catalyst for both personal and collective growth. As a member of our Established Professionals, you will gain access to tailor-made opportunities designed to align with your current career stage, while continuing to make an impact in the ever-evolving realm of entertainment marketing. Embrace this opportunity to shape the future, your legacy thrives here—join us today.
Qualifications
Over 15 years of direct experience
Demonstrated ability to lead projects or teams
Pricing
Application Fee: $
45
1 Year
$
50.00
/month
$
600.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
999.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Savings: Members can save $200 with the 2-year option.

Exclusive Benefits
  • Speaking Opportunities (Across Industries, at Events Universities/Colleges)*
  • Exclusive Established Professional Programming; Events, Roundtables, and Talks (Virtual & In-Person)
  • Eligible for Board of Governors Consideration
  • Awards Voting Member
  • Eligible for Awards Jury
  • Opportunity to be a mentor for Emerging or Experienced Professionals*
  • Opportunity to host a panel or event (Virtual & In-Person)*
  • Opportunity to write for BRIEF or Membership Newsletter*

*Contingent upon availability

General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
$
45
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
33
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
399
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
BY INVITATION ONLY
* Prices may vary per region
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
Dialogue isn't limited to the big screen – it's an essential part of our world too. Our Affiliate Membership is tailored for professionals operating at the intersection of marketing, creativity, and related fields. Whether you excel in business development, champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, possess expertise in software engineering, support teams through people and culture, or specialize in any other related domain, we applaud the diverse roles that are integral to propelling our industry into the future. Join us and become a vital member of our energetic community that truly values your distinct expertise and viewpoint.
QUALIFICATIONS
Professional statement
Resume
Links to body of work (if applicable)
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
Overview
Dialogue isn't limited to the big screen – it's an essential part of our world too. Our Affiliate Membership is tailored for professionals operating at the intersection of marketing, creativity, and related fields. Whether you excel in business development, champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, possess expertise in software engineering, support teams through people and culture, or specialize in any other related domain, we applaud the diverse roles that are integral to propelling our industry into the future. Join us and become a vital member of our energetic community that truly values your distinct expertise and viewpoint.
Qualifications
Professional statement
Resume
Links to body of work (if applicable)
Pricing
Application Fee: $
45
1 Year
$
33.25
/month
$
399.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
699.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Savings: Members can save $100 with the 2-year option

Exclusive Benefits
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Member Pricing on Award Entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
ACADEMIC
$
0
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
10
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
120
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
BY INVITATION ONLY
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
* Prices may vary per region
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
This is your passport to the dynamic world of entertainment marketing. Our Student Membership is tailored for the aspiring minds shaping the future of our industry, offering a unique entry point into a wealth of resources and connections. Begin your journey by learning from seasoned professionals, building your network, and gaining insights that transcend the classroom. This membership provides a foot in the door, empowering you to evolve into the groundbreaking talent sought after in the industry. Apply today and join the next generation of visionaries.
QUALIFICATIONS
Must be currently enrolled full- or part-time in a college or university program related to entertainment marketing, advertising, communications, or design.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
Overview
This is your passport to the dynamic world of entertainment marketing. Our Student Membership is tailored for the aspiring minds shaping the future of our industry, offering a unique entry point into a wealth of resources and connections. Begin your journey by learning from seasoned professionals, building your network, and gaining insights that transcend the classroom. This membership provides a foot in the door, empowering you to evolve into the groundbreaking talent sought after in the industry. Apply today and join the next generation of visionaries.
Qualifications
Must be currently enrolled full- or part-time in a college or university program related to entertainment marketing, advertising, communications, or design.
Pricing
Application Fee: $
0
1 Year
$
10.00
/month
$
120.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
170.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Members can save $70 with two-year option

Exclusive Benefits
  • Virtual Offerings - Content, Conversations, and Workshops
  • Opportunity to be a founding member of our Ambassador Program
  • Career and Education development program*

*Contingent upon availability

General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
$
0
APPLICATION FEE
STARTING AT
$
20
/mo
OR 1 YEAR FOR $
240
CONTACT FOR
PRICING
BY INVITATION ONLY
CHECK PRICE
IN DETAILS
* Prices may vary per region
EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP
Shaping the future leaders of the industry starts today. Educators actively engaged in teaching at the college, junior college or university level within marketing and creative disciplines, encompassing communications, advertising, marketing, and design, qualify for Educator membership. Educators gain access to exclusive resources and a vast network of marketers in the entertainment industry. This membership bridges you with fellow educators and industry professionals who share your dedication to student achievement. Enhance your teaching strategies by exchanging ideas, imparting insights, and fostering collaborations within this dynamic community, all while empowering your students to evolve into the innovative talent sought after in the entertainment marketing industry.
QUALIFICATIONS
Must serve as an educator or professor at an accredited educational institution.
EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP
Overview
Shaping the future leaders of the industry starts today. Educators actively engaged in teaching at the college, junior college or university level within marketing and creative disciplines, encompassing communications, advertising, marketing, and design, qualify for Educator membership. Educators gain access to exclusive resources and a vast network of marketers in the entertainment industry. This membership bridges you with fellow educators and industry professionals who share your dedication to student achievement. Enhance your teaching strategies by exchanging ideas, imparting insights, and fostering collaborations within this dynamic community, all while empowering your students to evolve into the innovative talent sought after in the entertainment marketing industry.
Qualifications
Must serve as an educator or professor at an accredited educational institution.
Pricing
Application Fee: $
0
1 Year
$
20.00
/month
$
240.00
upfront
2 Years
$
/month
(for
months)
$
370.00
upfront (launch pricing)

Members can save $110 with 2- year option.

Exclusive Benefits
  • Speaking Opportunities (Across Industries, at Events Universities/Colleges)*
  • Exclusive Educator Programming; Events, Roundtables, and Talks (Virtual & In-Person)
  • Opportunity to host a panel or event (Virtual & In-Person)*
  • On-Campus Workshops and Sessions

*Contingent upon availability

General Benefits
  • Access to G.E.M.A. Community - Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Member access to Global and Regional G.E.M.A. programming - Industry Mixers and Events, Workshops, Virtual Events, and Immersive Experiences
  • Mindfulness Meetups
  • Exclusive Member Pricing for Annual 2-day Academy Event
  • Special Member pricing on Award entry fees
  • Membership Newsletter
  • Member Exclusive Pricing on G.E.M.A. Merch
  • Member Exclusive Pricing to various retailers and brands
Choose the chapter
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FAQs
Why should I join The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences?
  • Elevate Your Career: This is your gateway to the dynamic world of entertainment marketing. Whether you’re a creative genius, a strategic thinker, or a data whiz, we have a place for you to shine.
  • Network with Industry Leaders: G.E.M.A. connects you to a global community of professionals, fostering collaborations that can shape your career.
  • Professional Development: The world deserves to see your creative brilliance. G.E.M.A. provides a platform for you to showcase your work and gain the recognition you deserve.
  • Global Reach: Join a global consortium of innovative marketers and creatives. Our unity pillar fosters a collaborative, supportive network, encouraging members to connect, share insights, and grow together.
What membership tiers are available?
  • Emerging Professionals
  • Experienced Professionals
  • Established Professionals
  • Affiliate
  • Student
  • Educator
How are the benefits of each tier determined?

Our tier-specific benefits are carefully curated, with valuable insights derived directly from our community's feedback. Your input plays a pivotal role in steering our development efforts in the right direction. Furthermore, these benefits are thoughtfully customized to cater to the distinct requirements of members at various stages of their professional journey, taking into account factors such as years of experience.

How do I apply for membership?

You can apply through the application portal on our website. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation notice with details about the decision timeline.

What is the review process for applications?

Our Membership team reviews each application to ensure all necessary information is provided. The evaluation of the member tier level is based on an experience rubric.

How long does it take to receive a decision on my application?

The turnaround time for application processing is up to seven business days.

How is the pricing for each membership tier determined?

Membership rates are based on a balance between the benefits offered and accessibility, aiming to be equitable and in line with industry standards.

Are there any application fees?

There is a standard application fee of $45 for most tiers, with the exception of Student and Educator memberships, which have their application fee waived. It's important to note that as a nonprofit organization, these administrative fees play a vital role in supporting the human resources and time dedicated to delivering exceptional membership services.

What if I am a current member of Promax?

We are pleased to extend invitations to existing Promax members to apply for G.E.M.A. The newly established tier-based membership model is designed to enhance the support and services we provide, tailored to each member’s career journey. Applicants are requested to submit their applications for the tier level that best suits their qualifications. Promax members interested in transitioning to G.E.M.A. will have their application fee waived. If you are currently a Promax member, your benefits will be honored until expiration, at which time you will be required to submit an application to become a G.E.M.A. member. Join us in expanding our community.

Specific Tier Qualifications and Benefits:

Each tier has specific qualifications and benefits. For instance, Emerging Professionals typically have less than 6 years of experience and receive career development support and event access. Experienced Professionals, with 6-15 years of experience, get mentorship and wellness programs, among other benefits. Established Professionals, with over 15 years of experience, have access to high-level opportunities like speaking events and Board of Governors consideration.

What provisions are there for members who are laid off or not currently working?

We offer special considerations such as special membership pricing, waiving the application fee, the option to pause membership, and access to job boards and community resources.

Are there any exclusive member perks?

Yes, members enjoy a range of exclusive perks, including discounted services, special offers, and rates from various business partners, enhancing their professional and personal growth.

How do I reach a person to speak to about membership?

Please reach out to membership@gema.org.

Still have questions?

For more details or specific inquiries, feel free
to reach out to membership@gema.org
REGIONAL
CHAPTERS
G.E.M.A. - North America
Lydia Albanis,
Senior Manager, Membershp & Programs

Chika Osuchukwu,
Coordinator, Membership & Programs
info@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - Latin America
Angie Panelo,
Director LatAm Chapter
angie@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - Africa
Vanessa Sheldrick
promaxafrica.tvvanessa@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - India
Andy Chua
promaxindia.tvandy@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - Asia
Andy Chua
promaxasia.tvandy@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - Australia/New zealand
Vanessa Sheldrick
promaxanz.tvvanessa@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - Europe
Sergio Ortega,
Director EU Chapter
sergio@gema.org
G.E.M.A. - UK
Zung Tru
promaxuk.comzung@gema.org