Script or Story Development
Latest technology and future aviation systems can give your production that "cutting edge" look
Dialogue Assistance to Enhance the Authenticity of Your Characters
We can define jargon, recommend realistic lines and understandable terminology
Ensuring the right look, for the right scene, for the right period
Ensuring actors accurately portray Air Force and Space Force characters
Research Visits for Project Development
Introduction to personnel performing a myriad of interesting and technical jobs
The Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office is the entertainment industry's direct liaison to the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. Our primary purpose is to assist film and television professionals in all matters relating to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. We are staffed with experienced personnel who are thoroughly familiar with industry production requirements.
Our personnel will:·
Usually the project officer can act as the technical adviser. On matters that require a special skill, a technical adviser may be called in if requested by the production company or when considered to be in the best interest of the Department of Defense. As with the project officer, the production company will be responsible for all expenses to include travel, housing, and per diem, incurred by the technical adviser.
Will the Air Force and/or Space Force review my project to point out errors without my seeking official assistance?
The Air Force and/or Space Force can provide courtesy assistance to your project. The main difference between full and courtesy assistance is that we cannot provide access to facilities, equipment or personnel for filming unless a project is approved for full support. With courtesy assistance, we will review your script and point out errors that you may or may not want to correct. We can also advise you on the correct types of equipment to use and the markings for them. If you would like, we may be able to visit the set to provide some assistance as well.
Department of Defense motion picture and video footage is available for purchase when a production qualifies for assistance. Any costs incurred in connection with the selection, processing, and shipment of stock footage will be your responsibility. You can find stock footage and imagery through the sources below:
Defense Imagery Management Operations Center http://www.dimoc.mil/
Defense Video Imagery Distribution Service https://www.dvidshub.net/
What are my financial responsibilities to the government?
a) The production company will be billed only for those expenses considered to be additional expenses to the government. In no way can the government finance entertainment projects. The following are generally considered to be reimbursable costs:
· Travel and per diem.
· Civilian overtime.
· Damaged equipment.
· Commercial power or other utilities for facilities kept open beyond normal duty hours, or in such cases where the production company's consumption of utilities is significant.
· Costs incurred in diverting or moving equipment to a specific location to support production requirements.
· -All flying hours associated with production company requirements, except when missions coincide with and can be considered legitimate operational and training missions.
· Military manpower costs for Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve personnel assigned to production support (such as drivers and pilots).
b) Additionally, the production company is responsible for insuring that all Air Force and/or Space Force equipment and facilities used are restored to their original, or better condition.
c) The production company will pay for all transportation and billeting needs of the project officer. To ensure rapid communications with decision-makers are possible, the project officer should travel with and be billeted with the film's producers. Per diem for Air Force and/or Space Force personnel is non-taxable. The production company will also make the same arrangements for any technical adviser requested by either the Department of Defense or the production company.
The main points of a government production agreement are: