4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day One

Day One Rehearsals – Native Actors began working on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB – Chris Encell Meeting

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Chris Encell 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television staff writer Chris Encell. Chris discussed his position on the NBC show THE GOOD PLACE. The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. Thanks to Chris for… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab – Mike Royce Meeting

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Mike Royce 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television showrunner Mike Royce. Mike discussed his time as a staff writer for CBS, HBO and his current development position at Sony Television. The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing… Read more »

United National Indian Tribal Youth

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2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO THE United National Indian Tribal Youth! Very Special Thanks to UNITY for having us. It is an honor to be invited to the annual conference this summer. This program teaches Native youth to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! Program takes place July 9th, 2017 during the United National… Read more »

Owens Valley Career Development Center Tribal TANF in Lake Isabella

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2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO THE OVCDC Tribal TANF in Lake Isabella! Very Special Thanks to the OVCDC/Lake Isabella TANF for having us. It is an honor to be invited to your community this summer. This program teaches Native youth to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! Program runs July 31st – August 4th… Read more »

Marie Ipiluni

Marie Ipiluni was born in San Pedro, California. Her mother is Aleut and raised Marie between Southern California and Cordova, Alaska a small fishing village in the Prince William Sound. The family settled in Seattle, Washington when Marie turned sixteen, to give Marie and her sister better opportunities in life than the small fishing village… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab – Day One

Day One of the THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB. Native Writers introduced themselves, met with the lab instructor Geoff Harris and pitched their new script ideas to the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, and HBO. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing… Read more »

Montana Cypress

Coming from the Miccosukee Tribe located in South Florida, Montana Cypress made the move to Los Angeles to attend the New York Film Academy (Burbank).Acting Program. After completing the 2-Year Program, he has since continued to produce, write and act in various projects. When he’s not at a burger joint, you can catch him at… Read more »

Jade Puga

JADE PUGA is an award winning, classically trained, method actress, writer, and filmmaker. Jade attended the University of Southern California School of Theater, with a minor in Cinema. She produced, co-wrote and starred in the movie Aguruphobia, out on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Aguruphobia had a limited theatrical run and won several festival awards… Read more »

Kyla Garcia

Kyla García is a BFA graduate of Rutgers University.  Additional training: UCB, Groundlings.  TV/Film: Cable Girls (Netflix), Marvel Agents of SHIELD (ABC), Shotgun Wedding (Netflix). Select Stage credits include: the World Premiere of Fairly Traceable (Native Voices at the Autry), Alice Chan (La Jolla Playhouse Pop Tour), Antigone (A Noise Within), Stiles and Drewe’s Three Little Pigs… Read more »