Save The Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano presents
2nd Annual Veterans Forum
In the coming weeks, Television Four is launching a YouTube channel in support of military Veterans. The channel will cover veteran affairs issues, but is primarily a general entertainment distribution outlet for Veterans that create great content.
Send all submissions to Andre at email@example.com by May 11th.
LOOKING TO TALK TO MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO HAVE MILITARY FAMILY TREES
We are looking for compelling, inspiring and factually accurate family military legacies: stories that exemplify the core values that Americans hold dear. We are searching now for families whose stories could be incorporated into an advertising campaign. We are interested in speaking with any families who might be interested and appropriate, anywhere in America.
We are grateful to anyone willing to speak about themselves and their family’s military history in a salute to those who have served.
Please contact us as soon as possible for further information.
Film program alum Bruce B. Gordon directed, wrote and produced Whole ‘Nother Level, which was recently selected to participate at the 2013 Cannes Court Métrage (Short Film Corner), part of the Cannes Film Festival in France. George Ohan, a film alum, Veteran, and current military admissions rep, was the producer on the film. The full list of students/grads from the Los Angeles Film School and The Los Angeles Recording School are as follows: Bruce B. Gordon, George Ohan, Ibrahim Adekeye (executive producer), Quoizel Williams (associate producer), Ashlee Hodor (associate producer), Melle Hartley, James Souter, Victor Pukhalsky, Chase Ferrell, Naqash Gul, Saroop Gul, Ronald Cox, Javier Ante, David Condrey, Trevor McGuar, Patrick Patenge, Jesse Jennings (as “Chester McDermott”), Roman Allen, Milton Juarez, Joey McNair, Adam van Wielingen, Vanessa Duque and Brianna Polonia.
The Cannes Court Métrage label is a distinction that reinforces the professional potential of the short film concerned and its distribution to an international audience of professionals. Those invited to the annual Short Film Corner are able to showcase their film at an expo-like hall in which they can network and pitch to film financiers, distribution companies and other film industry specialists.
Whole ‘Nother Level is about a cerebral palsy-stricken young man who is living with his elderly, chronically-ill parents, and must pass a motor skills test to escape being sent away to live in a home for disabled adults.
Bruce explains where the inspiration for the short comes from:
I was inspired by my wife’s work as a school psychologist, testing special-needs students in order to help provide them with the free and appropriate education guaranteed by law.
I was also inspired by a few disabled guys who live in my building, who live independently, go to school and work jobs (with the help of government agency workers who monitor their progress and safety).”
Congrats on all your hard work paying off!
Stay up to date with what’s happening with Whole ‘Nother Level by liking their Facebook page www.facebook.com/WholeNotherLevelShortFilm.
Anthony “Ape” Pratt was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles – 32nd street to be exact – yet has never let the harsh realities of crime and gangs interfere with his dreams. His drive and determination has brought him far, from serving in the US Army to working in the mortgage business to now running Region 32, a full service record label, production house and artist management company. “I’ve always dreamed of owning my own company,” Anthony explains as he hands over his business card that proudly displays Region 32′s fresh logo and his title as President and CEO. Ape is solid proof that dreams do become realities if you work hard enough. After serving in the Army for 6 years, Ape went on to work in sales and finance for a mortgage company where he gained great business experience, providing a great background and skill set, exactly what is needed for running one’s own business. Music was always in the back of his mind and at first it was quietly whispering but eventually became loud enough to where he had to leave the mortgage business and attend The Los Angeles Recording School to learn audio engineering. Although he does not necessarily consider himself an engineer, he does have the knowledge which provides a great resource for his clients.
Region 32 is “…artist and employee development. A springboard for artists and individuals to get to the next level.” It’s not just a record label, rather an entertainment conglomerate like Disney or Warner Bros. that provides services for all mediums of entertainment consumption. A UK division of Region 32 is in the works, as well as a downtown office front that’s set to open within the next ten months. With a little help from an investment banker friend and Tabetha Plummer, an attorney who used to work for MoTown Records, storefront and employee expansion is just the beginning. Ape also wants to help those who are disadvantaged by setting up a rehabilitation program with an emphasis on job training to do something about the large homeless population in Los Angeles. Helping others is his main focus, however “As long as you have drive…” then Ape will work with you. Creating opportunities for others is his life long passion and he’s never lost sight of that goal. Region 32 has a lot of up and coming artists including X Factor contestant Joe Cox, Whitney Hall and a Latin Grammy nominated artist that is still in the works to come on board. ”I live for this, there’s not anything else I would rather do,” Ape says rather convincingly. How he got the nickname “Ape” comes from his rough upbringing in South Central LA and how “…you have to be like an ape to survive this jungle.” Now Ape’s focus is on Region 32 and his family – he has five kids at home who all aspire to work in entertainment as well. He makes sure to send home the lesson to “never stop learning.”
Advice for current students:
Never lose sight of your goals. Don’t do it for the money, and don’t be so eager to work for these big companies and sell out. Stay focused on what you want to do and have perseverance.
Keep up the good work Ape, we can’t wait to hear more about your success!
S.E.V.E.N – Student Veterans of America elections will be taking place on January 25th, 2013, for the entire cabinet. The following offices are:
Chief of Alumni Affairs
WHERE: Main Theater (B1)
TIME: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
DATE: Friday, January 25th
NOTES: Snacks and drinks will be available after the elections
We are excited to see who the emerging leaders are on campus. Please consider your potential agenda, leadership position, grades, schedule and the real time commitment necessary for such important positions.
If you are interested in running for office, please email which position, along with your speech (also to be delivered to an audience of constituents) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans of Operation: Iraqi and Enduring Freedom
This organization is for vets in dire straights. If you sign up to be a member http://voief.org/home/become-a-member/ (must have an honorable discharge) you are eligible for emergency assistance. Vets can also volunteer if you do not need assistance. This is like the Semper Fi Fund for all branches.
November 10th, 2012 (6353 Sunset in Brain Lobby & Game Lab, 2:00-4:00 pm)
GAME ON with Operation Supply Drop: A 6 City 8-Bit Salute to the Troops!
Join us for a discussion of the most coveted jobs in the industry in the Veterans in Entertainment panel. Scott Levy, Tyler Grey, Michael Broderick and Matt Anderson discuss their experiences from the military advising, motion capture and voice talent realms of game development. With their collective experience working on games such as Army of One, the Medal of Honor franchise, Gears of War, Call of Duty games, and more, our guests will learn how each speaker parlayed their military service into this multi-billion dollar industry. Immediately following the panel, students and alumni from all programs will shoot it out for a chance to win a variety of prizes for this Veterans Day Weekend event! Video gaming military charity Operation Supply Drop, in coordination with The Los Angeles Film School, will hold a single elimination Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 tournament in the spacious Game Lab of the Los Angeles Film School.
Each November, in honor of Veterans Day, the Military Services Department invites patriotic sponsors, donors, industry professionals and employers to join forces and deliver an exclusive sequence of events for our Veteran community.
Please visit AnnualSalute.com for details on daytime events and keynote speakers
The award-winning GI Film Festival (GIFF) will host a selection of documentary and narrative film screenings in the Main Theatre as part of its inaugural Hollywood event. This film block will include a selection of “best of festival” films from GIFF DC 2012, as well as some new short films from military filmmakers. Attendees, fellow military filmmakers and select sponsors will have an opportunity to select an audience award winner from the military filmmaking category. *Submission exclusivity extended to veteran filmmakers.