Writers Program

Jade Puga

Writer/actress Jade Puga (Guachichil, Huastec, Lipan Apache) attended USC. Jade is an alumni of the 2018 LA SKINS Native American TV Writer’s Lab. With partner Richard Montes, their screenplays were in the top 10% of the 2018 Nicholl Fellowship,reader recommended/trending on The BlackList, semifinalists for: CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Sundance Screenwriting Labs and Macro Episodic… Read more »

Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada is a screenwriter and novelist who specializes in the thriller and horror genres. In 2017 Tom was brought on to adapt Stephen King’s short story Morality into a feature film screenplay, with Isaac Ezban attached to direct. Also in 2017, Tom sold the pilot for his serial killer 1-hr drama, Psychopath, to Astronauts… Read more »

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo is a comedy, animation, and musical writer based out of Los Angeles. Recent credits include ‘Final Space’, ‘Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own’, ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together’, and ‘Future Proof’ alongside writing partner Nick Watson. She is also half of the musical theatre writing team Dahan &… Read more »

Ian Skorodin

Ian Skorodin is an award winning director, producer and writer. He recently staffed on a digital series for Paul Feig’s Powderkeg. He wrote, produced and directed three separate Native American digital series airing on Comcast Xfinity. He directed a pilot starring Tantoo Cardinal and Saginaw Grant that screened at numerous festivals. He began his directing… Read more »

Jesenia Ruiz

JFrom the frozen tundras of Alaska and Minnesota respectively, Carlee Malemute and Jesenia Ruiz are graduates of USC’s MFA in Screenwriting Program and a dynamic writing duo specializing in female-driven TV shows about complicated families and marginalized communities. Carlee was a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab while Jesenia has graduated from… Read more »

Carlee Malemute

From the frozen tundras of Alaska and Minnesota respectively, Carlee Malemute and Jesenia Ruiz are graduates of USC’s MFA in Screenwriting Program and a dynamic writing duo specializing in female-driven TV shows about complicated families and marginalized communities. Carlee was a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab while Jesenia has graduated from… Read more »

Amedeo D’Adamo

Amedeo D’Adamo currently teaches the 12-credit film directing and writing workshop at Universita Cattolica in Milan and Brescia. He was the original architect and then Scientific Director of the Apulia Film Commission’s E.U.-funded Feature Development Program Puglia Experience (2008 – 2011) and was the founding Dean and then President of the Los Angeles Film School,… Read more »

Khadijah Iman

Khadijah Iman is a Native writer based in Los Angeles and participating in the Native American writers workshop.

Kelly D’Angelo

Kelly D’Angelo is a Native American writes based in Los Angeles and participating in the Native American writes workshop.

Joey Clift

Joey Clift is Native writer based in Los Angeles and is part of the Native American writers workshop.