Filmmakers and actors as varied as Mel Brooks, Bea Arthur, Roger Corman, James Earl Jones, Clint Eastwood, Melvin Van Peebles, and Adam Driver all served in the U.S. Military before they found further success behind and in front of the camera. For veterans looking to follow in those esteemed footsteps and pursue a career in the entertainment industry, we’ve collected some resources that may be of assistance.
- Armed Services Arts Partnership
- Center for American Military Music Opportunities
- GI Film Festival
- Operation Soundstage (New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions/New Mexico Film Office)
- Patton Veterans Project
- SAG-AFTRA L.A. Military Committee (SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local)
- Services To Film
- United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance
- Veteran Documentary Corps (San Francisco State University)
- 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.
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