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Calling All Active Military, Veterans & Family Members Interested in Entertainment Careers

Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) and Major Hollywood Studios Invite You to the Fourth Annual Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit Nov. 15 & 16

LOS ANGELES - November 15, 2022 - (

Leading Hollywood studios, networks and entertainment companies are joining forces with Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) to present the fourth annual Veterans in Entertainment Summit, a two-day virtual event running Nov. 15 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. PT) and Nov. 16 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PT).

Last year, over 500 veterans, service members and military family members attended the virtual event, learning from more than 50 speakers during 17 unique sessions. The agenda included live panels featuring veterans and writers from Warner Bros. Television/CBS's United States of Al and CBS's SEAL Team. The event also featured sessions with game developers and talks with creatives, executives and representatives from major industry unions. 

This year, some of the biggest producers in Hollywood will share their stories, including Michael Uslan (owner of the film rights for the Batman movies); writer/producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men and Transformers franchises); social impact producer Bonnie Abaunza (Hotel RwandaBlood Diamond); and Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty and Pushing Daisies). All are supporters of veteran initiatives like VME.

"When you think about it, making a film or TV show mirrors a military operation in many ways," said Karen Kraft, VME Chair and Executive Director. "You have to bring highly specialized people together as a team to complete a job on a tight schedule. You need the skills to plan, coordinate, supply and execute, just like we learn in the military." 

"Veterans don't always immediately think of the entertainment industry when transitioning," said Tom McCafferty, the Vice-Chair of VME. "Truth is, entertainment companies also need to hire corporate folks with backgrounds in areas like accounting and business, IT, marketing and publicity." 

"This event provides a great way for veterans and military veterans a chance to learn about career opportunities and finding mentors, internships or joining the various trade unions who provide crews to Hollywood productions," said Rebecca Murga, an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran and VME member who is currently writing on Swagger for Apple TV+.

"If you're interested in an entertainment career or ever wondered what it might be like to work in Hollywood, this is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the best in the business," said Barbara Autin, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran. Autin is a development consultant for the Grindstone Entertainment Group at Lionsgate and volunteers with VME.

Event Sponsors include Paramount Veterans Network, Warner Bros. Discovery, Activision Blizzard, The Call of Duty Endowment, Amazon Studios, Comcast NBCUniversal, First Entertainment Credit Union, Bad Robot Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, Lionsgate, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

All of the events will be hosted online and registration is FREE for veterans, active duty and military families. Register at

About Veterans in Media & Entertainment

Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to connect U.S. military veterans working or aspiring to work in the entertainment industry to jobs, internships and educational opportunities. VME currently provides job, internship and educational programs and services to over 5,000 veterans nationwide. More info at

Contact Information:
Rebecca Murga
VME Director of Communications
[email protected]

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Author Christina Schwabauer’s New Book ‘The True Meaning of Christmas’ is a Faith-Based Read to Help Young Readers Discover the Reason Why One Celebrates...

Recent release "The True Meaning of Christmas" from Covenant Books author Christina Schwabauer is a charming tale that explores the many different reasons why one might celebrate Christmas. From parties to delicious food and presents, Schwabauer dispels the myths of why one should celebrate the holiday and reveals the true meaning behind this holy day.

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. - November 23, 2022 - (

Christina Schwabauer, a stay-at-home mom of four who relies daily on her faith in God, has completed her new book, "The True Meaning of Christmas": explores the reason for why one should truly celebrate the Christmas season.

"The true meaning of Christmas is about Jesus being the gift God gave us," writes Schwabauer. "Christmas is a celebration of Jesus's birth, but it is not just a day or a season. We can celebrate the love and joy of Jesus every day, all year, by being kind and loving each other."

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Christina Schwabauer's new book is the perfect tale for parents and guardians to teach young readers about the story of Christmas and its important meaning. By understanding what Christmas truly represents, readers of all ages will better appreciate the gift that Jesus gave to all of humanity through the will of his Father.

Readers can purchase "The True Meaning of Christmas" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

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