The Native American MONTHLY WRITERS GROUP is a literary gathering that takes place monthly in Los Angeles, CA. This initiative provides an opportunity for professional actors to read scenes from the writer/participants’ original scripts, constructive feedback from other Native American writer/participants, and pitch opportunities to creative executives. Upcoming meeting will be held Sunday, January 27th…. Read more »

Native American Writers Room

Excited to announce that the Barcid Foundation has been awarded a grant from Pop Culture Collaborative to conduct an all-Native writers room! “We have seen native writers grow into a genuine force with a voice that is finally being heard. They have been pushing creative limits and, with the native writer room project, they will have the… Read more »

4th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Call for Entries

The 4th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for submissions is now open. The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is a five week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major television networks.  The  lab takes place… Read more »


The 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA WEEKEND took place Nov 16th –  Nov 18th, 2018 in Hollywood California. The program invited Native youth from Colorado, Utah, Washington, Northern and Southern California.  The extensive youth program encompassed the following activities during the festival:  Friday November 16th Native youth from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT), United Indian… Read more »

12th Annual LA SKINS FEST (Recap)

The LA SKINS FEST wrapped it’s 12th year with over 70 film screenings over the weekend. Several filmmakers attended and shared their filmmaking experience with the Los Angeles audience. Dozens of Native American filmmakers attended the screenings and participated in a Q&A following each screening program. The LA SKINS FEST screened films that showcased features,… 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 »

2018 LA Skins Fest Press Release

Los Angeles, CA, October 19th, 2018 – The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced today its full list of over 70 features and shorts that will be screened through the festival’s 6-day run and the first ever Hollywood Pow Wow (November 13th – 18th, 2018). “NBCUniversal embraces the power of diverse storytelling and… Read more »

Paola Mottura

Paola has recently joined the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) team to manage the Film Fund and all its activities. For over four years, Paola has managed non-fiction programs for the NY based non-profit IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), including the Documentary Labs and Spotlight On Documentaries, the non-fiction component of the IFP Project Forum. Prior to… Read more »

Shirley Sneve

Shirley Sneve directs Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit that empowers and engages Native People to tell stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of Native Americans through Public Broadcasting. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, she served as director of Arts Extension Service in Amherst, MA, and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and… Read more »