Vets Meet with Hollywood Execs Hiring

Entertainment honchos were seeing stars — and stripes — at Ray’s on March 25, as industryites and Armed Forces vets gathered for Got Your 6’s networking lunch.

Execs from ABC, CAA, HBO, DreamWorks Animation, Variety and other companies dined on hamachi sashimi and hangar steak at the LACMA eatery while listening to reps from the nonprofit campaign that helps military vets get back to work.

Event kicked off with an intro from Got Your 6’s Chris Marvin, an Army vet of seven years who served as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

“Hiring veterans is not just a good idea, but it’s also really great for your business,” said Marvin, who led a panel including HBO’s Amy Gravitt, DreamWorks Animation’s Tim Norman and Veterans in Film and Television’s Kyle Hausmann-Stokes.

Gravitt, who served three years in a non-combat role aboard the U.S.S. Constellation, quipped that her transition from dispersing on a ship to being a comedy development exec “has been an oddly smooth transition — even though it doesn’t really logically make sense.”

Marine vet and “World’s Worst Tenants” star Todd Howard was also on hand. “You wouldn’t expect this conversation to occur in the entertainment industry,” he said.

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