San Diego Program for Wounded Marines Gets National Attention

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Many of you probably know about Stu Segall Productions, a Motion Picture and Television Studio, located in Kearny Mesa. Several television series and feature films have been produced by Stu Segall Productions since 1991. In recent years, the studio has served to train Marines as they use a movie set to simulate the battle conditions in Iraq. In 2008, the help provided to Marines has been taken to a new level.

Wounded Marine Careers Foundation PhotoIf you missed this story on NBC Nightly News Saturday night or the New York Times write-up earlier this month, the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation has been established on the studio’s facilities to help wounded marines develop careers in media. The program was founded by Kevin Lombard, a three-time Emmy winner, and his wife Judith Paixao, who sold their Connecticut home and raised money from corporate sponsors.

Each year, two classes of 25 students will learn filmmaking, sound design, editing, graphics, and photojournalism from over 30 industry professionals. Graduating Marines will earn professional certifications as part of the program. The faculty, as a group, hold 3 Academy Awards and 27 Emmys. The program sponsors have committed to ensuring the Marine Graduates job placement in the various fields of the industry.

Learn more about supporting the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation.

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