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Hollywood Holds Conference To Discuss Portrayal Of Veterans On Screen | Fox News

ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Got Your 6 a name drawn from military slang for "I've got your back" was holding its first conference Thursday with TV and film industry executives, producers, writers and others to discuss how to make that a reality. The gathering was to hear from veterans and recognize those in the industry who have found effective ways to include veterans in storytelling without the hyperbole that makes kim kardashian hot photos them either heroes or charity cases, said Chris Marvin, the initiative's managing director. Every year, some 250,000 service members return to [read] civilian life, said Marvin, himself a veteran. "Historically, we're not at a place where the entertainment industry is vilifying great site veterans in any way," Marvin said, but there is a need for "neutral" depictions of vets in everyday life. Ed O'Neil's veteran in ABC's "Modern Family" is such a character, he said. "Studies prove that by putting that portrayal in front of people, they start to think about veterans more positively and as assets in their community, which is what a veteran should be," he said. The conference will highlight work that illustrates how to handle the challenge, such as Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" on HBO, which has included passing references to the military background of featured character Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston). "We mention it a couple times but it really doesn't play into the story.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/05/29/hollywood-holds-conference-to-discuss-portrayal-veterans-on-screen/

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