As we say so long to 2016, and get ready to dive into 2017, it’s time to take a moment to focus on your career and how you can take your professional development to the next level in 2017. The new year is the perfect time to outline and plan career-specific goals that will help guide your professional life throughout the coming year.
Whether you are a writer, an actor, a director, writing down goals and sticking to them will help you progress in whatever career track you are on.
Need some helping getting started? Don’t worry — VFT is here to help! Here are a few simple resolutions to help you stay on track in 2017!... (read more)
VFT Supports UNITED WAY HOME WALK raising money to prevent homelessness
- by David Tenenbaum
Ask any VFT actor, writer, producer or member about the challenge of finding a fitting place to live in Los Angeles and I assure you, they'll swear that securing billeting was easier while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. This town's allure of fulfilling creative dreams is met with a competition of limited resources that rivals a single MRE for a hulking, heaving, fresh from the field fire team. Ambition and talent are abundant here...alas, luck and an easy way of life aren't.
It's with both sympathy and empathy then that VFT board members, key staff, and member veterans marched along side about 15,000 at the United Way 2016 Home Walk this last weekend on November 19th in downtown LA. With a noble mission of ending homelessness here in Los Angeles through a variety of permanent housing programs, the nearly $1.5M raised will help some of LA's 47,000 homeless veterans and civilians move off the streets and into fitting homes.... (read more)
By ARNOLD STRONG - I am at a loss at what to say about the extraordinary GotYour6 Storytellers event at the Television Academy other than, “WOW!”... (read more)
The VFT Editing Class provides three days of formal Editing Training held at FOX. ... (read more)
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)
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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)
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)
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)