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.

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.

UPDATED 11/6/23


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