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Veterans in Media & Entertainment Veterans in Media & Entertainment is a networking organization that unites current & former members of the military working in the media & entertainment industries.

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Applications are now open for The Moth's Community Intensive Workshop. Applications due FRIDAY by Midnight.  Over the co...
03/23/2022

Applications are now open for The Moth's Community Intensive Workshop. Applications due FRIDAY by Midnight.

Over the course of a 4 workshops at 3 hours each, participants will explore theprinciples of personal narrative and select life experiences to craft into 5-minute stories.

This workshop is free and limited to 15 VME members, thanks to an educational grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Participants do not need to come with a story in mind, as they will brainstorm story ideas together. For more info check out the link in our bio

Do you want to learn more about the Netflix Animation Program for Veterans? Join our FREE online session Friday, March 1...
03/17/2022
Veterans in Media & Entertainment

Do you want to learn more about the Netflix Animation Program for Veterans? Join our FREE online session Friday, March 18th at 1pm PST to hear more about the application and the program.

VME is proud to collaborate with Netflix Animation for the launch of the Netflix Foundations Program, a four-month mentorship initiative to help build access for underrepresented talent to better compete for entry-level roles in animation.

This information will include representative from Netflix Animation to discuss the program and answer any questions you might have about the application. You do NOT have to be a VME member to attend.

The program begins April 11 and runs through July 29.

The Netflix Foundation Program is supported by Netflix and is offered at no cost to the veteran.

The virtual Foundations Program is divided into six tracks: art and visual development, storyboarding, writing, CG/VFX, production management, and an informational track that covers part of all these disciplines.

Click here to register for the information zoom session: https://vmeconnect.org/events#!event/register/2022/3/18/netflix-animation-foundation-program-for-veterans-information-session

Veterans in Media & Entertainment is a nonprofit organization that unites current and former members of the military working in film and television.

Congratulations to VME member Caitlin Bassett for booking her role in the new “Quantum Leap” sequel series pilot at NBC....
03/09/2022
‘Quantum Leap’ Sequel Series Pilot at NBC Rounds Out Main Cast

Congratulations to VME member Caitlin Bassett for booking her role in the new “Quantum Leap” sequel series pilot at NBC. The show has rounded out its main cast with three new additions.

The pilot marks Bassett’s television debut. She is a military veteran, having spent seven years serving with U.S. Army Intelligence and the National Security Agency. She served three tours abroad prior to her honorable discharge with multiple combat and meritorious honors. Upon her return to the U.S., she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory and with Bob Krakower before being selected for the ABC Discovers Talent Showcase

The “Quantum Leap” sequel series pilot at NBC has rounded out its main cast with three new additions. Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee, and Mason Alexander Park have all joined the cast of …

Congratulations to VME member Caitlin Bassett for booking her role in the new “Quantum Leap” sequel series pilot at NBC....
03/09/2022

Congratulations to VME member Caitlin Bassett for booking her role in the new “Quantum Leap” sequel series pilot at NBC. The show has rounded out its main cast with three new additions.

Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee, and Mason Alexander Park have all joined the cast of the project.

We could not be more proud to announce a partnership with NeflixNetflix Animation Foundation has joined Veterans in Medi...
03/04/2022
Netflix Animation Foundation Program Spotlights Indigenous and Veterans Groups

We could not be more proud to announce a partnership with Neflix

Netflix Animation Foundation has joined Veterans in Media & Entertainment and IllumiNative in its search for creatives in animation from Native American/Alaskan and veteran communities for the program’s second session.

The program begins April 11 and runs through July 29.

Please stay tuned for more information on how you can apply, we are looking forward to seeing your applications for this incredible program!

You must be a member of VME to join, so please join today!

In its second year, the initiative taps IllumiNative and Veterans in Media & Entertainment to identify early creatives from underrepresented communities

We could not be more thrilled to announce our partnership with Netflix, working to get more veterans into animation fiel...
03/04/2022

We could not be more thrilled to announce our partnership with Netflix, working to get more veterans into animation fields. Stay tuned for an upcoming informational session, and how you can apply for this incredible program.

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The Netflix Animation Foundations Program is back, this time in partnership with @illuminative and Veterans in Media & Entertainment (@vmeconnect)! The program focuses on building equity and increasing access for underrepresented talent looking to break into the animation industry. Join and get involved with our partner organizations to receive more information on how to apply.

Please take a moment to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay #MLK
01/17/2022

Please take a moment to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay #MLK

Giving Tuesday is today! This is a special day for people around the world to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their ind...
11/30/2021
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

Giving Tuesday is today! This is a special day for people around the world to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal! You can help make a difference on Giving Tuesday two ways:

Head to smile.amazon.com and select Veterans in Media & Entertainment. That is it! Any purchase you make at Amazon this holiday season, Amazon will donate to VME. This is at NO COST TO YOU!

Donate! Your donation of any amount will play a crucial role in ensuring we are able to continue to provide educational programming and continue to provide job and internship opportunities to you!

We hope you consider giving and we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com

Donate to VME: https://vmeconnect.org/donate

Gratefully,
- Veterans in Media & Entertainment
@VMEConnect #GivingTuesday

Shop at smile.amazon.com and we’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization—no fees, no extra cost.

Join us TODAY starting at 9am and running for two days, at the VIRUAL Veterans in Entertainment Summit. We are grateful ...
11/16/2021
Veterans in Entertainment Summit 2021

Join us TODAY starting at 9am and running for two days, at the VIRUAL Veterans in Entertainment Summit.

We are grateful to our event sponsors which include: Activision/Blizzard Entertainment/Call of Duty Endowment, A+E Networks, Amazon Studios, Bad Robot, Comcast NBCUniversal, Deloitte, First Entertainment Credit Union, FOX, LinkedIn, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ViacomCBS, The Walt Disney Studios and WarnerMedia.

All of the events will be online and free to register at the link below! We look forward to seeing you TODAY!

RSVP: https://www.airmeet.com/e/94cb1540-2898-11ec-8a3f-1f59c00dafbc

Checkout this event on Airmeet

Repost from @viacomcbsvetnet•REGISTER TODAY!ViacomCBS VetNet is proud to partner with VME, and other companies, to host ...
11/15/2021

Repost from @viacomcbsvetnet

REGISTER TODAY!

ViacomCBS VetNet is proud to partner with VME, and other companies, to host the third annual Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit November 16-17.

This year’s overall theme is “Under the H.A.T.” (Honor our heritage, Adapt our experiences, and Transition to new pathways), with a focus on veterans and active-duty personnel in transition, along with military spouses and family members, interested in production or corporate careers.

The event will include a conversation with Army veteran and actor @iamjrmartinez moderated by CBS’ The Talk’s @nataliemoralestv ; an interview with LTG Charles D. Luckey (Ret.), moderated by CBS News’ Jim Axelrod, Chief Investigative and Senior National Correspondent; live panels featuring veterans and writers from @usofalcbs and @sealteam_pplus ; and additional sessions with creatives, executives, and representatives from major industry unions.

In addition to workshops with human resources representatives during the event, participants of the Summit will be eligible to take part in an entertainment industry recruitment week hosted by @vmeconnect. Those candidates will be able to meet directly with veterans already working in the industry for mentorship opportunities, as well as with recruiters for resume review and interview coaching.

All of the events will be online and free to register at: https://bit.ly/vies2021 (link is also in our bio)

#VIES2021 #VeteransInEntertainmentSummit #ViacomCBSVetNet #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #airforce #coastguard #nationalguard #spaceforce #veteransday

The third annual Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit is now open to RSVP -- it is a two-day virtual event running N...
11/05/2021

The third annual Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit is now open to RSVP -- it is a two-day virtual event running Nov. 16 and 17 from 9 am - 3 pm PT.

Come to learn, listen, and network!!

Open to ALL service members, veterans, military spouses, military caregivers and dependents of age.

We are truly grateful to our event sponsors who are committed to supporting veterans in the industry. This years sponsors include: @activisioncod /Blizzard Entertainment/Call of Duty Endowment, A+E Networks, Amazon Studios, Bad Robot, Comcast NBCUniversal, Deloitte, First Entertainment Credit Union, FOX, LinkedIn, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ViacomCBS, The Walt Disney Studios and WarnerMedia. 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽

All of the events will be online and free to register at the link in our bio!! #veterans #vme #veteransinmedia

RSVP link: bit.ly/vies2021

YOU ARE INVITED - VME to Host Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit - https://mailchi.mp/vmeconnect/jobs-rod-lurie-pr...
11/05/2021
YOU ARE INVITED - VME to Host Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit

YOU ARE INVITED - VME to Host Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit - https://mailchi.mp/vmeconnect/jobs-rod-lurie-project-711464

We hope you are all staying happy and healthy. We are exited to announce the third annual Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit -- a two-day virtual event running Nov. 16 and 17 from 9 am - 3 pm PT. We are grateful to our event sponsors which include: Activision/Blizzard Entertainment/Call of D...

MILITARY BENEFITS SEMINAR - VA HOME LOANSAre you looking for more resources and information about BENEFITS and PROGRAMS ...
10/26/2021

MILITARY BENEFITS SEMINAR - VA HOME LOANS

Are you looking for more resources and information about BENEFITS and PROGRAMS that are available for veterans across the nation and around the world? We have some of the most qualified experts joining us to discuss all veterans benefits topics such as; employment, housing, physical and mental health, family services, education, finances, recreation, etc. Or are you looking to find ways that YOU can help others? Check out this online forum.

WHEN

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm (PDT) via Zoom link (Online)

WHAT THIS FORUM IS ABOUT

There is a mountain of help and services available for veterans from thousands of helpful organizations and non-profits... but the problem is that many veterans are not even aware of a tiny fraction of all the services that are available for them. VME brings in some of the biggest experts and supporters of veterans benefits to help explain where you can find whatever personal and community resources you may need.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

Rebecca Miller-Pringle - Former US Army Soldier who helps military families and friends with relocation, selling, buying, investing, or renting a home. She is available for workshops/seminars on the VA loan and the home buying process. She provide complimentary home evaluations and discounted rates to my military families. In addition, she places homeless vets into apartments and help them with long term planning to go from homelessness to ownership.

Venue: Virtual

Starts
Wed Oct 27 2021, 5:00pm PDT
Ends
Wed Oct 27 2021, 07:00pm PDT

Registration Link:
https://vmeconnect.org/events#!event/2021/10/27/vme-benefits-resources-class

Address

Los Angeles, CA
91604

Post 43 has it's own parking lot behind the building that is free for those attending.

General information

A networking organization of military veterans working in the media and entertainment industries. www.VMEconnect.org Mission: By vets and for vets, VME offers a means for vets to collaborate, pool resources, and support one another in a variety of ways. VME is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry. Gatherings: Official group meetings are held once a month at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43. Various special events and social gatherings are also hosted by VME with the help of, and for, its members. Each VME meeting allows its members to: - Meet other vets in the industry. - Pitch projects / hear about other vets' projects - Hear guest speakers (established agents, managers, producer, actors, advisors, etc) - Q&A with guest speakers - Drink, network and socialize with other VME members following the meeting. How to Join: If you are a veteran of the armed forces and working within the film and television industry (or aspiring to do so), please... - Join our Facebook group. - Attend our meetings. - Invite other vets working within the film and television industry. **If you are not a veteran but would like to join VME to make your resources available to our members, please contact us directly at [email protected]** How Our Meetings Are Structured: 6:45 Member Arrival 7:00 Introduction to VME/ Member recognition - The meeting's MC will briefly explain VME to new members, then recognize a few existing VME members and their recent achievements in the industry. 7:15 Member Introduction - Because this is a place to meet other vets in the industry, each person in attendance will state aloud their name and current occupation (i.e. "I'm John Doe and I'm an actor and aspiring writer.") 7:30 Pitch Fest - Working on a project and looking for help? Have an idea and looking to collaborate? This is the time to sound off. Each meeting 4-7 pre-identified members will be invited to 'pitch' the group on a project/topic of their choosing. Interested members should submit a request via email to [email protected] at least 24hr prior to the meeting. 8:00 Guest Speaker - Each VME meeting will feature a different professional from the film and television industry. Some of the speakers will be announced in advance on the VME website while others will only be "member only invites" (i.e. for our high-profile guests). 8:30 Q&A - Allows members to ask questions of and directly engage the guest speaker. 9:00 Drinks & Networking - Not only does American Legion Hollywood Post 43 provide us large room for meetings, it also houses a beautiful and fully stocked bar in the basement. Have a beer, shoot some pool, enjoy the occasional live band, and most importantly, interact with other members of VME. War stories encouraged.

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(310) 295-1774

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