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VFT’s Role in the 'Military Veterans in Creative Careers' Book and Podcast

By JUSTIN SLOAN - When I first came across VFT, I knew it was love at first sight. It’s an organization that spreads the word about what veterans are doing, hosts networking get-togethers and benefits us in so many other ways.... (read more)

Post Date: Saturday January 23, 2016

Veterans in Film and Television 2015 Year End Review

Coming Soon....... (read more)

Post Date: Tuesday December 29, 2015
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Mattel Matches Studio Donation, Supports Veterans

By SARAH SERRANO - On Veteran’s Day, Mattel Inc. showed its support of veterans by making a generous contribution to 501c3 nonprofit Veterans in Film and Television (“VFT”), which matched one studio's recent donation to help increase VFT’s growth and impact.... (read more)

Post Date: Wednesday November 11, 2015
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Actor, VFT Partner Gary Sinise honored at West Point

By VFT STAFF - Last week, the U.S. Military Academy honored Gary Sinise -- the actor who brought Lt. Dan Taylor to life in “Forrest Gump” and the bass player who has brought the Lt. Dan Band to entertain the troops and their families. Sinise, a longtime troop-supporter and a VFT partner through the Gary Sinise Foundation, received the academy’s annual Thayer Award Thursday.... (read more)

Post Date: Wednesday October 28, 2015
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'Cocktails & Camouflage': annual all-veteran comedy show benefits veterans

By VFT STAFF - On Nov. 5, VFT member and Marine Corps veteran James P. Connolly presents the 6th Annual Veteran’s Day benefit comedy show “Cocktails & Camouflage." The event will raise funds to support our work connecting veterans with opportunities in the film and television industry.... (read more)

Post Date: Sunday October 25, 2015
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Groundlings Gives Back! Groundlings Partners with VFT to Offer Improv Classes to Veterans

By SARAH SERRANO - The renowned Groundlings School and writer/comedian and Marine Corps veteran Guy Stevenson have so far provided over 50 VFT members with improv classses. Attending VFT members ranged from actors and writers to production crew and directors. We sat down with Guy to pick his brain about comedy, the military, and the difference between civilians and veterans... (read more)

Post Date: Thursday October 08, 2015
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Partnerships with Veterans in Film and Television Vamp Up Opportunities for Veterans

By SARAH SERRANO - This year has been a non-stop growth spurt for the 501(c)3 non-profit, Veterans in Film and Television (“VFT”). There are a ton of exciting developments in the works thanks to some very interested parties who want to work with VFT. We sat down with about a dozen companies, organizations, major studios, publication companies, and industry executives to plant seeds for veteran initiatives, programs and press. The receptiveness of these initiatives is proof that 2015 is one of the most pivotal times for VFT, with no signs of slowing down.... (read more)

Post Date: Tuesday July 07, 2015

Easter Seals PSA in Partnership with VFT

By JIM FABIO - It was a real pleasure getting to work with Judd Apatow, Rob Riggle, and so many talented vets who helped bring my PSA concept to life, and I’m grateful to VFT and Easter Seals for the opportunity to stretch my creative wings into the short-form ad production world.... (read more)

Post Date: Saturday June 13, 2015
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VFT and American Sniper

By BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN - American Sniper is an upcoming film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. It is based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography of the same name. Five VFT members were cast in the film. Here are some comments they shared about being cast and the overall experience.... (read more)

Post Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
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From Marine Infantry To Stand-Up Comedy

By JAMES P. CONNOLLY - Over the years I have raised thousands of dollars for deserving organizations including many Veterans Groups. I have had the honor of going overseas to entertain troops in the Middle East and nothing has been more rewarding. Continuing the tradition, I am producing my 5th Annual “Cocktails & Camouflage” Veterans Day Comedy Benefit Show Thursday Nov 6th at Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank CA with 100% of the proceeds going to the VFT. ... (read more)

Post Date: Tuesday October 21, 2014