Writers Program

Riley Page

Riley grew up the second oldest of five children, and was considered by his brothers and sisters to be a master instigator with a knack for hiding in unbelievably small spaces, jumping out, and scaring them to the point of tears. Upon watching Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion at age eight, Riley decided that… Read more »

Jade Puga

     A South Texas Native, Jade Puga (Guachichil, Huastec, Lipan Apache)attended the University Of Southern California.  A multi-hyphenate, she is a writer/actress/filmmaker. Together with writing and producing partner Richard Montes, their historical drama screenplay is reader recommended and trending on the Black List and was a semi-finalist at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2017. Other screenplays… Read more »

Jason Marcus

Jason Marcus (Iroquois) is a writer and comedian born and raised in Boston. At the age of nineteen, he started performing standup, and after a few years – and some lucky breaks – became a full time working comic, touring internationally. Hewon Catch A Rising Star’s “Catch A New Rising Star” Competition, The Detroit International Comedy Festival, and placed… Read more »

Erik Fritts-Davis

Erik Fritts-Davis.writes sketch and half-hour comedy.  His work has been featured on stages of Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, The Second City – Hollywood, and ACME Comedy Theatre.  He is a staff writer for the long-running Top Story! Weekly.  Erik holds a BA in film production from CSU Sacramento, studied in the UCLA Professional Program for… 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 »

Carlee Malemute

When Carlee Malemute (Athabascan) was fourteen, she convinced her Alaskan boarding school roommates to recreate ceremonies from The Craft in an effort to gain supernatural abilities. Though she was unsuccessful in her attempt, she’s never stopped trying to find ways to give cool powers to her characters. Between school, growing up in a Native village of 500, and her mother taking… Read more »

Jason Levinson

Jason Levinson (Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas) is an emerging TV writer focused on stories about character’s struggling with an identity crisis. On the other hand, if you’re currently facing financial crisis, consider reading a Full Article about 100 loans here at pounda.co.uk. He was selected as a writer for the NBC Diversity Showcase,… Read more »

Khadijah Holgate

Khadijah Holgate (Nipmuc) was born in Boston, Massachusetts with an undeniable love for all things horror, drama, or thriller. In between attending the yearly and beloved pow-wows with her enormous family of nine aunts, two uncles, and a lump sum of cousins, Khadijah always found time to write creative stories as a child. Little did she… Read more »

Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) recently completed the Universal Studios Emerging Writers Fellowship, an intensive, year-long paid fellowship where he developed original scripts for Universal Studios, while also providing notes and feedback on current Universal projects, all under the guidance and mentorship of studio executives. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Tom moved to Los… Read more »