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 »

2019 European Film Market

The LA SKINS FEST Heads to the European Film Market! LA SKINS FEST Executive Directors, Ian Skorodin and Patricia Gomes, have been invited to the 2019 European Film Market in Berlin, Germany by the Sardinian Film Commission. A new feature script, written in the LA SKINS FEST 2018 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab, has… Read more »


Join the celebration of our new digital series at Netflix! On March 1st 8pm, the LA SKINS FEST hosts a stage reading of our newest comedy creation from emerging Native American writers. This event will showcase the Native Writers Room project and feature a live read with Native American actors. This will be followed by… Read more »

Native American Writers Room

The Native American Writers Room announces the writers for a new Native American digital series. The Native Writers Room is a project of the Barcid Foundation with the advanced goal of giving emerging Native American writers the opportunity to work in an all Native American writers room. The Barcid Foundation has been awarded a grant… Read more »

Anthony Florez

Anthony Florez is a Native American (Paiute) writer, filmmaker, and U.S. Navy veteran from Reno, Nevada.  Anthony is currently a first year student at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing program.  In 2018 Anthony was one of eight writers selected for the 21st Century Fox Studios TV writing lab and his documentary film… Read more »

Joey Clift

Joey Clift is a writer and enrolled Cowlitz Tribal Member who has written on shows for Cartoon Network and DreamWorks. His animated short Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A Bear You’re A Bear When You’re Not A Bear screened at LA Skins Fest 2018.

Jade Puga

Writer/actress Jade Puga (Guachichil, Huastec, Lipan Apache) attended USC. Jade is an alumni of the 2018 LA SKINS Native American TV Writer’s Lab. With partner Richard Montes, their screenplays were in the top 10% of the 2018 Nicholl Fellowship,reader recommended/trending on The BlackList, semifinalists for: CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Sundance Screenwriting Labs and Macro Episodic… Read more »

Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada is a screenwriter and novelist who specializes in the thriller and horror genres. In 2017 Tom was brought on to adapt Stephen King’s short story Morality into a feature film screenplay, with Isaac Ezban attached to direct. Also in 2017, Tom sold the pilot for his serial killer 1-hr drama, Psychopath, to Astronauts… Read more »

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo is a comedy, animation, and musical writer based out of Los Angeles. Recent credits include ‘Final Space’, ‘Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own’, ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together’, and ‘Future Proof’ alongside writing partner Nick Watson. She is also half of the musical theatre writing team Dahan &… Read more »

Ian Skorodin

Ian Skorodin is an award winning director, producer and writer. He recently staffed on a digital series for Paul Feig’s Powderkeg. He wrote, produced and directed three separate Native American digital series airing on Comcast Xfinity. He directed a pilot starring Tantoo Cardinal and Saginaw Grant that screened at numerous festivals. He began his directing… Read more »