The Creators Society's members are a community of people in the animation industry. Often times people think of only the artist and animators, but animation requires so many more talents from animation development through animation distribution. Our society's goal is to be inclusive to all those involved in any part of the animation process. In order to do this we created an organizational structure to serve all the different areas of animation at the same time working to bringing them together as one society.
We are still in the early stages of building our organization, so our organization structure is not set in stone.
Every member of the Society will be put into a guild when they join. A guild is a grouping of members who perform similar roles in the animation process. For example, if you are an animation writer you will be placed into the Development Guild, or if you are an animator you will be placed into the Production Guild. Each guild is responsible for planning events specific to the interests of it's members. This helps ensure all members will have events planned for their specific interests. The great part is any member is welcome to attend events put on by other guilds, so they have the opportunity to expand their knowledge across different specialties.
The Guild Councils
Every year each guild will elect a council to be the leadership of their guild within The Creators Society. At the first meeting after the elections the council of each guild will elect a chief and two vice-chiefs to be the leaders of the council. The chief will also become a member of the board of governors representing their guild on the society level.
The four officers of our organization are responsible for running the Society on a day to day basis to carry out the plan the board of governors has laid out. The officers include the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
The Board of Governors
The Board of Governors are the members of the organization who are responsible for guiding The Creators Society. The Board consists of the 4 officers, and the chiefs of each of the Guilds. Also, if there are any regions established in addition to the Los Angeles Region a vice-president of each region will also be on the board.
Once a region outside of Los Angeles County gains 100 members the Board of Governors can decide to make that area a new region of the Creators Society. Each region will elect its own officers, a Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the region. The Vice President of the region will also serve on The Board of Governors if their region's membership makes up at least 10% of the total Society's membership.
The Committees of The Creators Society are independent of the guilds, and can consist of members from multiple guilds. They are responsible for driving specific programs or tasks for the society at large. Each committee will have a chair who will lead the committee.