FALL 2018 Events and Classes

Hey VME, check out some of our past events, and check out what is coming up this summer. Save the date, November 13th, for the next VME Guest Speaker Athena Wickham, producer of Westworld, 11.23.63, Revolution, Person of Interest, etc. Athena began her career with JJ Abrams at Bad Robot and is now an executive of Kilter Films (Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s company).  
 

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Special Screening and Panel of THE NIGHT SHIFT

NBC Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television invited VME to an evening with the creators, writer, and guest stars of the special episode of The Night Shift entitled Keep The Faith, on August 8th, 2017 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California.  The evening featured a powerful veteran's storyline and many veterans in front of the camera and behind and included a Screening, Panel Discussion, and Light Dessert Reception.

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"THE ART OF THE PITCH: THE AGENT'S TAKE" with Jim Arnoff

Jim Arnoff, a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction and scripted) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and new media, took the time to teach classes in LA and NYC to VME members. He spoke to members in LA and NYC about the anatomy of a pitch, whether it's your film, your television series or your services and it takes to do a successful pitch.  

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VME – DC Chapter Mixer and Launch

The Veterans in Media & Entertainment Washington, D.C., Chapter launched this month with a mixer hosted by Biergarten Haus Resturant, a Bavarian-style beer hall, which brought back great memories for our Veterans stationed in Germany. The amazing show of Veteran and community talent in Media, Film, TV and the Arts was confirmation that a VME DC presence is needed, and wanted.

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IMPACT – LIONSGATE DAY

Veterans in Film and Television teamed up with members of Lionsgate on June 16th in support of the US Vets Organizations 5K/10K run the following day. Ryan Black, from the Grindstone Entertainment Group, coordinated the event along with Stephanie Stone, the Chief Deputy Director of Military and Veteran affairs for Los Angeles county. 

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June 2017 Newsletter & Events

NEXT VFT MEETING: The next LA: VFT meeting will be held on June 13 at the American Legion
in Los Angeles with Gary Sinise.
Gary Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Attendees: Open to all VFT members
Location: American Legion Post 43
RSVP: Eventbrite Link

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