Frances A. Cheever
U.S. Army, Retired
Frances is an award-winning screenwriter. She is among the select 2% of over 60,000 writers from 125 countries who applied for Ron Howard and Brian Grazers IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT IMPACT opportunities. She is showcased on the IMAGINE Impact platform for consideration by industry professionals.
She has a Masters' degree in Producing Film, Television & Video from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor's in Nursing with specialty training in Trauma, ER, ICU, and CCU.
Frances served in the US Army on active and reserve status for three decades as a senior NCO (E-7) and Officer (MAJ) in the Army Nurse Corps, making her one of the few female “Mustangs.” At Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC/Bethesda, and other assignments, she was honored to care for America’s Wounded Warriors, servicemen and women, Veterans, and their family members.
In 2009, MAJ Cheever served CO-ADOS orders to the 63rd Regional Readiness Command (RRC) and assigned to the Command Surgeon office as the OIC of Soldier Medical Readiness, and served as the Officer in Charge of the 63rd RRC Yellow Ribbon. She served with distinction, and she was asked to join the newly formed two-star command, 79th Sustainment Support Command (SSC) in operations and as the mobilization officer. She was hand selected by the Commanding General to bring a fresh new perspective as they developed their Command Strategy and Command Brief. Her years of experience with our Wounded Warriors keenly positioned her with the firsthand understanding of the importance of every unit being Trained, Ready, Cohesive and Well-led; anything less would impact the number of casualties and injured seen by her team at WRAMC. She went on to design a presentation that was be used for years to come.
Frances served as the Director of Operations of the Veterans in Media & Entertainment, Washington, DC Chapter from 2017 to 2021. Her military leadership training has helped her transition into the entertainment business's production side seamlessly.
She advocates for the Art of Healing by creating and producing authentic content that respectfully portrays our military community. She facilitates first-look hiring opportunities for our Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their families in performance and off-camera roles to get their stories and talents noticed and their “Boot in the Door.”
In 2020 she was called back to active duty and sent overseas to help lead the efforts in the fight against Covid-19 as a Nurse Case Manager (NCM) assigned to the Medical Transient Detachment (MTD), managing over 700 Joint Warfighters from EUCOM, CENTCOM, AFRICOM, and FORSCOM.
She serves on the Advisory Board for Veterans in Media & Entertainment and the GI Film Festival. She is a member of Women in Film, the American Legion Post 43 Hollywood, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the George Washington Chapter, the Army Museum, and the Women's Memorial.
She co-produced an award-winning short at the GI Film Festival titled MY VA EXPERIENCE, and was showcased in the VA national campaign, “It Matters.”
Frances volunteers countless hours to help our Veteran community.
Frances’ image is featured in Kent Twitchell’s Free Assembly mural at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles.