The Pentagon's "Hollywood Liaison"

The Pentagon's "Hollywood Liaison"

Kojo chats with the Defense Department's official liaison to the film industry.

Hollywood has a long and complicated relationship with the Pentagon, from blockbusters like "Top Gun" and "Battleship" all the way back to the silent World War I era film "Wings." The Defense Department frequently cooperates with motion picture studios, granting access to military equipment, locations and personnel. We chat with the Pentagon's Hollywood liaison about what both sides get out of the relationship and how the military decides when and why they want to cooperate with different projects.

Guests

Phil Strub

Director of Entertainment Media, Department of Defense

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