Writers Program

Carlee Malemute

Carlee Malemute, a graduate from USC’s Screenwriting MFA Program and a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab.

Eva Thomas

Eva Thomas (Tohono O’odham /Ojibway/Cherokee) is an actor, filmmaker and writer.

Isaac Cruz

Isaac was born in New York City but currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a 2018 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab participant.

Montana Cypress

Montana Cypress is a Los Angeles based writer for the screen and stage. He is 2018 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab participant.

Richard Montes

Writer/Director Richard Montes (Chichimeca/Blackfeet) is a 2018 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab participant.

Gabe Garza

Gabe began his career by first becoming an Intern, then a Writers’ Assistant, and eventually being accepted into the Nickelodeon Writing Program — where he met his now writing partner, Jonathan Butler. Gabe went on to be staffed on various animated and live action series until he and his partner sold a live-action series to… Read more »

Sonya Oberly

Sonya Oberly is an independent writer/producer. She’s an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe and a descendant of the Osage and Comanche Tribes in Oklahoma. Sonya worked for a number years in counseling throughout Indian Country. In 2009, she earned her MFA from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in writing and directing she had… Read more »

Siena East

     Siena East is a Choctaw screenwriter, director and actress living and writing in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University.Her thesis short film, Lycanphobic was a selection of NYU’s First Run Film Festival. She has worked on television shows such as Ray Donovan, The… Read more »

Vladimir Perez

Vladimir Perez is an writer/actor born in Brooklyn NY. After performing in the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase, Vlad appeared on the CBS sitcoms Superior Donuts and Man With a Plan, the ABC hit show Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine and LA to Vegas on FOX. Vlad is also a proud recipient of the Groundlings NBC/Universal… Read more »