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2nd ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2019 Native American Feature Film Lab is now accepting submissions. The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. This program is supported by COMCAST NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Turner.

“We are excited to announce our second feature film lab. Our first year was an intense and challenging creative experience that furthered the careers of five Native American screenwriters.”

The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of narrative feature film. The ten week total immersion workshop will be conducted in Los Angeles, CA and offer intensive instruction throughout the duration of the lab.

A total of 5 writers will be accepted throughout Native American and indigenous communities from an established network of tribes, non-profit agencies, universities, guilds and media organizations. The overall goal is that the participants garner the skills necessary to obtain employment as writers in the industry.

The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB consists of the selected participants meeting five days a week for ten weeks, receiving instruction from professional writers and learning about the feature film industry. The lab participants will meet with working writers and creative executives to offer their background, perspective, and advice. Selected scripts will have a staged reading at the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST in November.

The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB will take place in late August to late October of 2019.

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Application Process

How it Works:

If accepted into the program you must be willing to make a commitment to meeting evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and in the day on Saturdays and Sundays. This program will be for ten weeks. We do not provide travel or housing.

Who Should Apply:

The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB is for writers who are capable of writing a feature script within ten-weeks. Each selected participant is expected to complete at least one script by the end of the ten-week session.

When to Apply:

The submission period for the NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB is now open.

How to Apply:

Email a completed application, a completed release form, submit one writing sample of a theatrical play or feature film script in any genre to contact@laskinsfest.com. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. You must be 18 or over to apply. All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer.

The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB early deadline to apply is June 14th, 2019 (Regular deadline is June 21st, 2019, Late deadline June 28th, 2019).

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Submission Checklist

  1. 2019 Completed Application Form (download 2019 Native America Feature Film Writers Lab here )
  2. One Writing sample in .pdf format (we only accept feature length scripts or full length stage plays)
  3. Resume or Bio in .pdf or .doc format
  4. Statement of interest: Why do you want to write full length feature scripts? in .pdf or .doc format
  5. Signed release forms in .pdf or .doc format.  (Release Form pdf or Release Form doc.)
  6. Professional references with contact information
  7. Submission Fee
  •          -Submission fee can be paid through PayPal
  •           The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB early deadline to apply
  •            is  June 14th, 2019 (Regular deadline is June 21st, Late deadline June 28th, 2018).

2nd ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB


Or make your check, money order or cashier’s check payable to Barcid Foundation. Mail your submission fee to the following address:

  • Barcid Foundation
  • Attn: NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB
  • 1801 N. Kingsley Dr #102 / Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Email all documents to contact@laskinsfest.com

 

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Date:
May 2
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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