The Stan Lee Foundation is pleased to have an alliance with Veterans In Media & Entertainment (VME) to provide access and opportunities in mentorships and internships. Stan Lee was a veteran who served in the US Army during WWII assigned to the Signal Corp. He was transferred to the Training Film Division given the military classification of “Playwright,” one of only nine men given that classification. Stan had been active with the VME having been a guest speaker for the VME Speaker Series, captivating large audiences of admirers and entertainment creatives.
VME was 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, their footprint is currently concentrated in film, television, commercial, digital media, theater, music, and gaming. VME is headquarter in Los Angeles with emerging chapters in NYC, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta/Savannah, and Washington, DC.
Their mission to serve as the premiere alumni organization for veterans in media and entertainment by connecting qualified veterans to career opportunities such as jobs, internships and mentorships. In turn, their senior members serve as role models, mentors, and advisors to veterans new to the industry.