Manasquan, NJ- Lisa Regina, television and film actress, has teamed up with Bridging The Gap to reach veterans who have a desire to tell their stories or who want to work in the entertainment industry. With her new series, Heroic Episodes, Lisa will be looking to hire veterans to shadow members of the crew during the filming of each episode.
Heroic Episodes will be a scripted series based on true stories of our military men and women. This is a unique series with an urban gritty tone that will offer a look at situations not only that veterans face, but military spouses and family members.
Lisa Regina’s goal is to hire veterans to shadow each crew member on set. Giving veterans this opportunity will allow them to see if they enjoy working in an entertainment industry by gaining and learning the necessary skills. There will be a wide range of crew positions veterans can shadow, from military consultants, actors, assistant directors to production assistants to electricians.
Lisa Regina was able to explain why she believes veterans’ working on a TV/Film crew is a great opportunity and place for them:
The film industry is a team who works long hours, sometimes in extreme conditions. Every role has a specific skill and knowledge and expertise. It is a camaraderie. The military mindset is an ideal fit for this type of work.
About Bridging The Gap:Bridging The Gap for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are an organization providing military personnel with career transition coaching by directly assisting military veterans and spouses to veteran-friendly employers. BTG hosts monthly career transition boot camps on military installations and college campuses providing education on career transition tactics, interview techniques and varying business procedures. At the end of the seminar, candidates engage with and learn about available job opportunities from hiring corporations in speed interview sessions.
About Lisa Regina: Lisa Regina has worked as a professional Actress and Acting Coach in New York City for over 28 years, appearing in films and the TV series, The Sopranos, All My Children and national commercial campaigns for Delta Sky Miles, K-Mart and Macy’s. Lisa was the on-air host for the 2010 Maxwell Football Awards. She has recently walked the Red Carpet in New York City 2016 SoHo Film Festival, for her role ‘Vera’ in feature film, 79 Parts, winning the Audience Choice Award. Lisa studied at New York University in the School of Educational Theatre, NYU’s Tisch School for the Performing Arts. At NYU, her focuses were performance, educational theatre, as well as screen writing and film production