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 »

Micah Wright

Micah Wright currently serves as the executive in charge of FNX, America’s only Native American broadcast television network.  He is a tribally enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the founder of the Writers Guild of America’s Native American Writers Committee where he served as elected Chair for six years. Micah has worked as a… Read more »

Native Americans in the Industry: Where We Are Today

SAG-AFTRA Native Americans Committee Presents: Native Americans in the Industry: Where We Are Today – FREE Panel & Mixer As part of the premiere film festival LA Skins Fest, SAG-AFTRA presents “Native Americans in the industry: Where We Are Today.” The panel discussion addressing the inclusion of Native Americans in film and television will feature casting… Read more »

Celebrate Natives in Film, TV, and New Media Award Ceremony

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrates the annual Native American Media Awards, hosted by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher and Kalani Queypo. Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored it’s talented, innovative and outstanding artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the entertainment industry and provided leadership in our community…. Read more »

Opening Night Reception

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Film Program and Netflix presents the LA SKINS FEST opening night industry mixer. Enjoy music, food and drinks at the new Netflix’s Headquarters two-story open air patio overseeing the Los Angeles cityscape. The LA SKINS FEST will celebrate Native American filmmakers, directors, writers, actors and community leaders. During this event,… Read more »

7th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop and Stage Reading

We will conduct the 7th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop during the LA SKINS FEST. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives,  as well as managers, and agents. The pitch fest will consist of three components that enhance the participant’s writing career…. Read more »