Joining Forces to connect biz, military
Joining Forces initiative builds upon President Obama’s directive to establish a coordinated and comprehensive Federal approach to supporting military families. That report details nearly 50 commitments from Cabinet Agencies to reform, strengthen, and better coordinate the gGovernment’s support for military families. Fugate, a member of the WGA West’s board, created and exec produced Lifetime’s ”Army Wives,” centered on the struggles of military families living on an Army base. ”The soldier and the families all serve together,” Fugate said. ”They are all our heroes and we owe them a lifetime of gratitude.” The WGA West said Tuesday that it’s participating in the Joining Forces initiative by conducting a series of workshops connecting Hollywood’s TV and screenwriters with military families and veterans to share their experiences. ”Hopefully, through this increased awareness, more writers will be motivated to tell the stories of these everyday people, who through their daily sacrifices, challenges, triumphs, and tragedies become extraordinary Americans who inspire us all,” Fugate said. Fugate told Variety that there will be a Joining Forces meeting held at the WGA next Tuesday. She also said that attending the White House event had been “surreal.” “I’m so excited to be asked to contribute in terms of shining a light on people that don’t receive a lot of attention,” she added. “It was such an honor to be asked.” Initiative will take place next week.