2017 LASF

OPENING NIGHT MIXER

November 15th, 2017 — Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Film Program collaborated with us to celebrate and host our opening night for Native American filmmakers, Native American TV Lab alumni, and Sundance NativeLab Fellows. We also took the opportunity to thank our network, studio, tribal and municipal sponsors for supporting the LA SKINS FEST…. Read more »

NATIVE AMERICAN ACTING WORKSHOP

Thursday November 16th — The SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee as part of LA Skins Fest hosted a panel called The Business of Acting:  The Landscape of Native American Casting– a free casting panel and interactive workshop. This casting panel and workshop was dedicated to Native American actors seeking to gain insight into auditioning, performing… Read more »

OPENING NIGHT FILM

LA SKINS FEST opened the film festival with THOR: RAGNAROK, from director Taika Waititi.

Saturday Nov 18th Film Screenings

Saturday Nov 18th  — The 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST weekend screenings continued at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND

Friday November 17th – NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR Native youth from Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California and first nation youth from Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly from B.C., Canada were invited to Paramount Studios. On the tour, Native youth learned about film and television history, walked on sets, visited sound stages and met with studio… Read more »

Tracy Lee Nelson

Tracy Lee Nelson (Blues Musician/Singer/Song Composer) is a Luiseno /Diegueno Native California Indian, a descendant of the Guassac family of the La Jolla Indian Reservation and the Mataweer/Duro family of the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation. Tracy has engaged in playing many genres of music from blues to rock. In the 1990’s, he emerged from San… Read more »

DeLanna Studi

SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee DeLanna Studi.

Russell Boast

South African born, Russell Boast is a film and TV casting director. Alongside Rick Pagano (“X-Men”, “Alien”, “Hotel Rwanda”) and Debi Manwiller (TV’s “24”), he works at Pagano/Manwiller Casting. He has been working in casting since 2003. He is also a founding partner with Rick Pagano of Rock Propelled Ltd., a resource company for artists… Read more »