Connecting Veterans to Opportunities in the Entertainment Industry
After receiving more than 800 inquiries and 80 applications, AT&T and Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) are thrilled to announce that 22 talented veterans have been chosen for the AT&T Veterans Media Fellowship.
Media-making is an ever-growing industry and a core part of our business, and we support programs that elevate diverse voices and perspectives in this space.
The AT&T Veterans Media Fellowship, powered by VME, will help US military veterans transition into meaningful, impactful careers in the media and entertainment industry. Representing different branches of the armed services – the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy – this inaugural class brings a wide range of life and service experiences to the program. As a group, they share the desire to develop skills to become digital creators, writers, producers, directors, camera operators, editors, and more.
AT&T is proud to collaborate with VME to develop and run this program. Founded in 2012 as a grassroots movement and nonprofit organization, 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.
In addition to VME’s jobs program and the AT&T Veterans Media Fellowship program, VME hosts regular guest speaker events, roundtables, classes, workshops, and panels in Los Angeles and New York with Hollywood executives, directors, producers, as well as a screenings program and casting project.
Over the next several weeks, we will introduce some of the fellows and share their stories. Follow along to see how this talented group of individuals plans to learn, grow and achieve their biggest dreams in the media industry.