Filmmakers and actors as varied as Clint Eastwood, Melvin Van Peebles, Bea Arthur, James Earl Jones, Mel Brooks, Roger Corman, and Adam Driver all served in the U.S. Military before they found further success in the entertainment industry. For veterans looking to follow in those esteemed footsteps and pursue a career in front of or behind the camera, we’ve collected some resources that may be of assistance.
- Armed Services Arts Partnership
- Arts in the Armed Forces
- GI Film Festival
- I Was There Film Workshops
- National Veterans Film Festival
- Operation Soundstage (New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions/New Mexico Film Office)
- SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Military Personnel and Families Support Committee
- United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance
- Veterans in Media & Entertainment
- Veterans Institute for Film & Media (Dallas Film Society)
- Veterans Make Movies (LACMA/Los Angeles Public Library)
- The Veterans Writing Project (The Writers Guild Foundation)
NOTE: This list does not represent SAGindie’s endorsement of each organization but is simply an informational and educational listing for aspiring filmmakers and actors with military service.
If you know of a great filmmaking resource for military veterans we should add, send us a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.