LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading Hollywood studios, networks and entertainment companies have teamed up with Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) for the 4th annual Veterans, a two-day virtual event. We will hold an in Entertainment Summit. It will run on November 15th (9am-3pm PT) and November 16th (9am-12pm PT).
Last year, over 500 veterans, military personnel, and military families attended the virtual event, learning from over 50 speakers in 17 unique sessions. The agenda included a live panel featuring Warner Bros. Television/CBS veterans and writers. united states of america and CBS’s seal team. The event also featured sessions with game developers and meetings with creators, executives and representatives from key industry associations.
This year, some of Hollywood’s biggest producers will share their stories, including Michael Uslan (who owns the film rights to the Batman movies). Writer/Producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men and Transformers franchise); social impact producer Bonnie Abounza (Hotels Rwanda, Blood Diamond)Oscar-, Golden Globe-, and Emmy-winning producer Bruce Cohen (american beauty When press daisies). All are supporters of veteran initiatives like he’s VME.
“When you think about it, film and television production mirrors military operations in many ways,” said VME Chairman and Executive Director Karen Kraft. “It takes a team of highly specialized people to get the job done on a tight schedule. It requires the same skills of planning, coordinating, delivering and executing that you learn in the military.”
VME Vice Chairman Tom McCafferty said: “In fact, entertainment companies also need to hire corporate talent with backgrounds in areas such as accounting, business, IT, marketing and advertising.”
“The event provides a great opportunity for veterans and military veterans to learn about career opportunities, find mentors and internships, and join the various unions that provide crews for Hollywood productions. ,” said Rebecca Murga, an Iraqi/Afghan veteran and VME member.currently writing swagger For Apple TV+.
“If you’re interested in a career in entertainment, or have ever wondered what it’s like to work in Hollywood, this is the best in the business,” said Barbara Autin, a West Point alumnus and Iraq war veteran. It’s a great opportunity to hear people’s stories,” he said. Autin is a development consultant for Grindstone Entertainment Group and a VME volunteer at Lionsgate.
Event sponsors include Paramount Veterans Network, Warner Bros. Discovery, Activision Blizzard, The Call of Duty Endowment, Amazon Studios, Comcast NBCUniversal, First Entertainment Credit Union, Bad Robot Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, Lionsgate , and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
All events will be held online and registration is free for veterans, active duty military and military families. Register at www.vmeconnect.org.
About Media and Entertainment Veterans
Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide U.S. military veterans working or seeking to work in the entertainment industry with jobs, internships, and opportunities. connecting to educational opportunities. VME currently provides jobs, internships, educational programs and services to more than 5,000 of her veterans nationwide. See https://vmeconnect.org/ for more information.
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