Dear FMC Members:
We are writing to let you know that we are extending our deadline for the current election to our Board of Directors to solicit information from any additional film/video-makers distributed by the co-op who wish to be included on the ballot.
Since we circulated the initial election ballot yesterday, it has come to our attention that there are other members of the co-op who are interested in running for a position on the Board, but who were unaware of the election or unable to submit their materials for the ballot before our December 16th deadline. Because these elections are open to all film/video-makers distributed by the co-op who wish to run — and who are able to engage in Board meetings — we therefore need to extend our deadline for nominations to ensure that any interested members are able to participate in the election.
The deadline for nominations for the election is now February 1st, 2014. All nominees interested in being on the ballot should submit a brief bio/mission statement not to exceed 1,000 characters, explaining who they are and how they are interested in contributing to the operation of the co-op (examples included below). Nominations can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to our office, the address of which is:
The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
475 Park Ave. South, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Upon receiving any additional nominations, we will compile a new, comprehensive ballot with information on all of the candidates, which will be made available to all members for the election in early February.
If you know of any co-op members who are not accessible via email or who have recently changed their contact information, please do communicate this announcement to them, and have them contact our offices to update their information.
We appreciate your patience during this busy season, and look forward to contacting you in the near future with more information about the elections.
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Staff of the Film-Makers’ Co-op