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2014 - 2015 PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT

Accepted by the Board of Directors on May 30, 2015

2014 - 2015 PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT

On February 11, 2014 a new Board was elected to AMPS as follows:
Accepted by the Board of Directors on May 30, 2015

2014 - 2015 PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT

On February 11, 2014 a new Board was elected to AMPS as follows:

Garry Morris, President
Adam Mast, Vice President
Kent Harrison Hayes, Secretary-Treasurer
Sheldon Demke, Director
Bernadette Brady, Director

On June 11, 2014 the Annual Meeting of AMPS took place in Ivins, Utah. The new Board decided to relocate the physical home base of the American Motion Picture Society to Ivins, Utah. Southern Utah is home to many non-commercial filmmakers who already enjoy the support of an active film community. Because of that support, and the rich history of filmmaking in the southern Utah area, AMPS’ Board decided that the new physical location was an excellent place in which to foster a new chapter in AMPS' history.

REORGANIZATION:

Since the decision to relocate, the new AMPS Board spent time consolidating and transferring AMPS’ assets (both physical and financial) from California and Texas to Utah. The AMPS Board has also:

• Secured the domain name “americanmotionpicturesociety.org,” and will fully migrate from the older domain, “ampsvideo.com,” by the end of 2015. The new AMPS Board felt that the older domain name was outdated. The new domain name was chosen because it is the actual name of the Society, and would now accurately convey the purpose of the Society, as well as indicate its status as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

• Consolidated what were three film festivals into one, with the single festival using the AMPS moniker.

• Eliminated AMPS membership and restructured film festival entry fees.

• Completely revamped and rewrote the AMPS Mission / Vision Statements, Core Values, Policy Statements, Constitution and Bylaws.

• Created a new AMPS logo.

• Created a new, streamlined website, which will enable AMPS to more easily conduct Society business, including the newly revamped film festival.

• Joined FilmFreeway, an online film festival organization, to help organize and promote future AMPS film festivals.

CONCLUSION:

While the reorganization of AMPS has taken over a year to complete, the AMPS Board is confident that the new, streamlined direction in which the Society is headed will reinvigorate enthusiasm for its mission and vision, and will help to encourage the participation of a new generation of non-commercial filmmakers long into the future.

Garry Morris
President
American Motion Picture Society