If you're looking to start your own entrepreneurial game company - or are in a position of management at a small one - then maybe there's a new option for you to find a group of your fellows.
I'm not going to lie, I have absolutely no idea what it takes to start a company, let alone one that makes video games (or otherwise works in the field). I can only imagine that it's an astounding amount of work with quite a bit of blood, sweat, and tears involved. And at the end of the day, going it solo might not be enough - you'll need contacts and fellows, whether you're a company of 10 or a company of 100.
Which is why it must be nice to have groups like the Entertainment Media Council around. EMC, which was founded in 2008 is sort of like the ECA only for more business-minded folks (and with a different acronym), describes itself as "the first and only U.S. association for entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in the interactive entertainment business." That essentially translates to "for people in the videogame industry who want their companies to make money."
And now, they're "actively seeking" charter members to help grow the association's foundation in order to strengthen it - and the industry - as a whole, says founder Morgan Ramsay.
"Entertainment Media Council exists to transform the way the game is played and advance the industry to the next level," said Ramsay. "The path we have chosen is difficult, but the rewards will be great. We are seeking Charter Members, businesses whose leaders believe in our mission, to help us forward."
Said mission, by the way, includes: increasing the success rate of new firms; stabilizing the business landscape; and reducing unnecessary and wasteful layoffs; and other such goodies. Which I don't think any of us can say are bad things.
They're just... a little bit over my head. Business is hard, yo!
Full press release is below:
Entertainment Media Council, the first and only U.S. association for entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in the interactive entertainment business, today revealed that the new organization is now signing charter members.
Founded in 2008, Entertainment Media Council serves business decision-makers-such as entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and senior managers-who own or lead companies in every category throughout the interactive entertainment supply chain.
"Entertainment Media Council exists to transform the way the game is played and advance the industry to the next level," according to founder Morgan Ramsay. "The path we have chosen is difficult, but the rewards will be great. We are seeking Charter Members, businesses whose leaders believe in our mission, to help us forward."
For their commitment, Charter Members will receive lifetime recognition and honorary lifetime memberships for key personnel. Charter Members will be responsible for empowering the association and, by extension, the industry as a whole to:
· increase the success rate of new firms;
· stabilize the business landscape;
· explore and create new business models;
· reduce unnecessary and wasteful layoffs;
· and effect other significant changes.
Interested parties are encouraged to visit the official website, www.emcouncil.org, which has been expanded with more information about Entertainment Media Council, the board of directors and advisory group, and the value of individual and charter membership.