Writers Program

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With CBS Entertainment Diversity

On June 7th, 2017 Native TV Writers Lab participants met with CBS Entertainment Diversity executives Tiffany Smith Anoa’i and Jeanne Mau. Tiffany and Jeanne discussed the CBS writing programs, industry expectations and the next step for the writers. The participants inquired about representation opportunities, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Tiffany and Jeanne for… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Creative Artists Agency

On June 5th 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with CAA agent Ashley Holland. Ashley discussed her background, diversity and the industry. The participants inquired about representation, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Ashley for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, and HBO. The NATIVE AMERICAN… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With United Talent Agency

On May 31st, 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with UTA television agent Tim Philips. Tim discussed his background, what agents do for their clients, and diversity in the industry. The participants inquired about representation opportunities, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Tim for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Gina Reyes

On May 30th, 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with Univision/Story House creative executive Gina Reyes. Gina discussed her time at ICM, Fox Films, and her new position at Story House.The participants inquired about network expectations, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Gina for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Ligiah Villalobos

On May 30th, 2017 Native TV Writers Lab participants met with television showrunner Ligiah Villalobos. Ligiah discussed her time at NBC, Nickelodeon, and maintaining a career in the industry.The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. Thanks to Ligiah for speaking with the group. Special Thanks… Read more »

2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB – Chris Encell Meeting

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Chris Encell 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television staff writer Chris Encell. Chris discussed his position on the NBC show THE GOOD PLACE. The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. Thanks to Chris for… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab – Mike Royce Meeting

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Mike Royce 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television showrunner Mike Royce. Mike discussed his time as a staff writer for CBS, HBO and his current development position at Sony Television. The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing… Read more »

Bret Quinn

Bret Quinn’s roots begin on the Fort Peck Reservation near Frazer, Montana. His grandmother left the Reservation after she married an Irish white man from Canada. They traveled all around the country, settling near Helena, Montana. Bret’s mother also married an Irish white man (which explains Bret’s white skin) and they traveled around California in… Read more »

Dawn Wolf Socha

Dawn Wolf Socha (Mohawk Tribe of the Iroquois Nation) currently works as a writer for television, radio and print ads as well as for a web content hub. She is also a judge for the NYC Midnight short story competition and has a short film going into production. Previously, Socha held a position in the writers’… Read more »

Myrone Sumner

Myrone Sumner (Tsimshian) is a writer/actor/editor/director who most recently wrote, and performed original material on IFC’s Up and Coming Comedy Showcase at the 2017 San Francisco Sketch Fest. In 2016 he was a writer for the CBS Diversity Showcase and for the  L.A. Skins Native American Comedy Showcase, and his indie sketch team Blade Brown won the 2016 L.A. Scripted… Read more »