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Communication Directorate

 

Communication Directorate

Headquarters Marine Corps

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Entertainment Media Liaison Office Mission

Advises, coordinates, and synchronizes Marine Corps support to entertainment and academia industries in order to increase knowledge, encourage positive attitudes and behaviors among key publics and stakeholders to portray the Marine Corps as a naval force with authenticity, tell the Marine Corps story, and reinforce core values while ensuring truth in lending and accuracy of entertainment involving the service.

What we provide

Since 1917, we have helped producers, writers and directors of non-Government, entertainment and non-entertainment-based media productions with the following:

  • Coordination for the use of personnel, aircraft, and equipment.
  • Access to Marine Corps installations, both within the United States and forward combat zones.
  • Assistance in obtaining broadcast-quality Marine Corps stock footage and "B" roll footage.
  • Accurate Script and story development
  • Access to highly-qualified subject matter experts (i.e. pilots, engineers, infantrymen, etc)

Note: All productions must be approved by the Department of Defense and meet specific criteria for support. Click on our FAQs link for more information.

What production companies should do

  • Fill out a Production Assistance Request Form. Call 760-763-2719 or email usmc.emlo@gmail.com to request this document.
  • Include a detailed treatment or synopsis with your form.

What production companies should NOT do

  • Contact units or individual Marines on their own to request official support. All coordination must be first approved by and coordinated through this office. Without a signed agreement from a representative of this office, Marines will not be authorized to participate in productions.
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mark Corpuz, second from left, documents other Marines assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment as they simulate patrol techniques on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Hawaii March 24, 2010. Corpuz, who is a combat lithographer with Marine Forces Pacific, is conducting the photo shoot for Marine Corps Systems Command, which requested visual imagery showing the use of military-issued Canon camera gear in an operational environment. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jody Lee Smith, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Omar Elorza, left, a videographer assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Combat Camera, and Rick Robinson, the head of the unit's video section, make adjustments on a studio light in preparation for an interview with retired Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler at Marine Barracks Washington's Center House in Washington, D.C., May 18, 2011. The interview was for a going-away video HQMC Combat Camera produced for Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody A. Fodale/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Charles Mabry, a combat cameraman with the 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera, records video while working with Marines with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion on patrol near Combat Outpost Castle, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 30, 2011. The Marines patrolled the area to show continued presence and to provide security for the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Clinton W. Runyon/Released)
U.S. Marines attached to the combat camera unit with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and the provost marshal office conduct combat exercises at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 20, 2009. JWTC training teaches land navigation, small unit leadership, patrolling and obstacle maneuvering. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Leon M. Branchaud/Released)
Staff Sergeant Christian Foucart, Second Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), Combat Camera video tapes a patrol in Al Fallujah, Iraq on September 5, 2007. Marines are assisting Iraqi Police in the distribution of food and soccer balls by proving transportation and security.   II MEF is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (Official USMC photo by MSgt Paul D. Bishop) (Released)
On 30 September 2006, Staff Sergeant Benjamin E. Barr, a Combat Videographer with I Marine Expeditionary Force Combat Camera, documents a graduation ceremony for new Iraqi Soldiers of Basic Training Class 4 (BTC-4) on Camp Habaniyah, Iraq.

Regimental Combat Team 5 is deployed with I Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq (Multi-National Forces-West) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Adaecus G. Brooks) (RELEASED)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  United States Marine Corps Major General Michael G. Dana, and Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, ring the opening bell to Commemorate Veterans Day at the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
NEW YORK -- A Marine from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, paused his formation as they marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Bryan Nygaard)
NEW YORK -- New Yorkers wave flags and cheer for Marines from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, as they marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard)
NEW YORK -- A Marine from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard)
NEW YORK -- A Navajo code talker veteran watches the opening ceremony for the 93rd Anniversary of The New York City Veterans Day Parade, here, Nov. 11. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard)
NEW YORK -- Montford Point Marine veterans march in the the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The Montford Point Marines were the first black Americans allowed to serve in the Marine Corps beginning in 1942. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz)
NEW YORK -- A Marine color guard from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz)
NEW YORK -- A Marine color guard from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.  The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz)
NEW YORK -- Sgt. Maj. George Sanchez, Lt. Col. Richard Bordonaro, and  Sgt. John  Sardine (from left), all from 6th Communication Battalion, stand next to the grave of Lt. Col. Franklin Wharton, 3rd Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Marines placed a wreath to pay tribute to Wharton on the 237th Birthday of the Marine Corps, Nov. 10, 2012. He served from 1798 to 1818 and was the first Commandant to occupy the Commandant's House, Marine Barracks, Washington. He was born in Philadelphia, and now rests at Trinity Church a few blocks away from Wall Street in Manhattan. (Marine Corps production by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)
Contact Information

Entertainment Media Liaison Office
Build 2264
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Tel: 760-763-2719, 760-763-2718

usmc.emlo@gmail.com

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