A group of volunteers representing VGIFT (Veterans of 
Georgia in Film & TV) superceded the memberhsip goal
for Georgia Public Broadcasting's membership campaign! 
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VETERANS FIND HEALING IN THE WATERS OF THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM
July 13, 2017

The Veteran’s Immersion Program (VIP) at the Georgia Aquarium gives injured veterans the opportunity to swim and dive in the Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot exhibit. The massive tank is one of the largest single aquatic exhibits in the world, and is home to whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of other fish.

The sights and sounds of war are not easy things to forget. For veterans suffering with PTSD, unexpected triggers can be lurking around any corner. But many veterans in the southeast are finding healing in an unexpected place – a 6.3 million gallon salt-water tank at the Georgia Aquarium.

“For the time I was swimming, I didn’t care about anything else at all,” said one veteran. “For those moments, I was one with nature…it was incredible.”

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A group of volunteers representing VGIFT (Veterans of Georgia in Film& TV) 
superceded the membership goal for Georgia Public Broadcasting's June 2017 membership campaign! 
VGIFT members have worked on feature films and television projects in various roles as production assistants, extras, cast and crew members, as 
a result of the training they received in the program.

Film & television production credits for members of VGIFT include I, Tonya (the Tonya Harding Story), Mine 9, Den of Thieves, Escape Plan 2, Georgia Public Broadcasting Membership Campaign, a VH1 Special Taping, and feature television series, The Resident and MacGyver. A graduate of the program has been awarded a seasonal role on The Walking Dead.
Members of VGIFT Find Work on Film and Television Productions
​VGIFT Member Awarded Internship At Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta

VGIFT member Kent Roland began a four week Stage Technician internship at Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta in June, 2017.  Mr. Roland will perform the duties at the facility in Norcross, Georgia with such tasks as opening the facility, ensuring its cleanliness and any maintenance requirements that productions require.

New television series Dynasty in production at Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta offered VGIFT member Kent Roland the position of Stage Technician. Mr. Roland, who recently completed an internship position under Sean Watkins, the supervision of the studio's Stage Manaer
​Eagle Rock Studios Hires VGIFT Veteran

VGIFT member Kent Roland began a four week Stage Technician internship at Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta in June, 2017.  Mr. Roland will perform the duties at the facility in Norcross, Georgia with such tasks as opening the facility, ensuring its cleanliness and any maintenance requirements that productions require.
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