Founded in 2012 as a grassroots movement and 501(c)3, VME is a professional association of U.S. military veterans working in, or aspiring to work in, media and entertainment.
Members come from creative and corporate leadership positions to production trades and artisans, and at all career levels. With 3,300 members across the nation, our footprint is currently concentrated in film, television, digital media, theater, music, and gaming. VME is headquartered in Los Angeles with new chapters in NYC, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta/Savannah, and Washington, DC. Last year alone we had:
52 job placements at ABC/Disney, Sony, Television, HBO, Warner Bros.
12 paid internships with Ballers, Westworld, Barry, Crashing, Lucifer
72 actors cast in Unbroken 2, Hawaii Five-O, The Night Shift and more
45 Educational Classes, Workshops, and Roundtables
50 Advanced & Premiere Screenings
The launch of VMEConnect, a new tool for professional veterans in the industry
VMEConnect is a platform that connects veterans to job boards, groups, resources, mentorship opportunities, all focused on helping veterans reach that next career goal. Search for your peers by location, company, experience, etc. Join a group based on your industry profession or discipline, check out events in your area, or the job board. Join today to login.
What Our Members Say
Meet just a few of our
These are the writers, directors, producers, and actors who are working hard at creating opportunities for their fellow veterans in the industry. We thrive off of our volunteers. Check them out, and more in our VME Directory and click here to volunteer for an event and to be featured on this page!
Writer | Army | VME Director of Career Placement
Actor | Navy | VME Casting
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