The LA SKINS FEST is expanding the NATIVE AMERICAN ACTORS WORKSHOP program to provide opportunities for actors just beginning their careers. During the festival, we will be offering a workshop that will discuss pertinent information on auditioning, performance and general career guidance. The NATIVE AMERICAN ACTORS WORKSHOP will be open to the public and provide… Read more »


The LA SKINS FEST has expanded the Native youth program. During the festival, we will be adding more weekend activities for our Native youth festival attendees. Check out some of the activities we are offering this year! Friday November 17th – NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR Participating Native youth will be invited to tour a Hollywood… Read more »

Opening Night Screening

The LA SKINS FEST ranks among the country’s best and most prestigious film festivals in the United States. The festival is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and critics. The LA SKINS FEST is considered a major launching ground for Indian Country’s most talked about films. Our opening night screening will… Read more »

Saturday-Sunday Screenings —-TCL Chinese Theater

The LA SKINS FEST takes place November 14th-19th, 2017. Please check back soon. We will be announcing our film schedule! Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th TCL Chinese Theater We will screen over sixty Native American films that include premieres of several new dramas, documentaries, animation and youth films at the TCL Chinese Theater… Read more »

Native American Award Ceremony and Industry Mixer

Saturday — November 18, 2017 at Cinematic Picture Group in Hollywood, CA. The Native American Award Ceremony and Industry Mixer Celebrate with Filmmakers from across Indian country as we honors the great achievements in Native American cinema! The LA SKINS FEST offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community… Read more »

Native Writers Pitch Workshop

November 14th, 2017, we will conduct the 6th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop during the LA SKINS FEST. The NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS PITCH WORKSHOP  is an intensive writing program that prepares Native Americans writers for television and film writing careers. The pitch pit is designed to give writers information that will grow their careers, access to talent development,… Read more »


Now entering its sixth year and based on the great success of the Native Writers Workshop, we created the NATIVE WRITERS GROUP. This is a literary gathering that takes place monthly to encourage the development of Native writers. This year, we are expanding our monthly meeting from January to December and are meeting at studio… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – THE BLACKLIST

NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS FEATURED ON THE BLACK LIST The Black List Partners with the Native American TV Writers Lab. The Black List is a world renowned resource for high-quality scripts on their industry website. Scripts with a high rating from one their professional readers gets included in their weekly email to their industry members. The… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – El Rey Network Meeting

On July 21st, alumni from the Native American TV Writers Lab and Monthly Writers group met with EL REY Network’s Digital Department. They discussed EL REY’s brand, pitching to the network, and their digital opportunities. Great thanks to EL REY NETWORK for speaking with the group. The meeting was designed to give Native American writers information… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – Comedy Central Meeting

NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS MEET WITH COMEDY CENTRAL 2017 Native Writer Development Workshop Participants met with Comedy Central original programming executive Saira Fazli. Saira discussed their brand, new opportunities and pitching to the network. The participants inquired about writing for Viacom, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. The meeting was designed to… Read more »