Jason Levinson

Jason Levinson (Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas) is an emerging TV writer focused on stories about character’s struggling with an identity crisis. He was selected as a writer for the NBC Diversity Showcase, has been a second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival Hour Long Drama and Feature Length Screenplay competitions, a Nichol’s fellowship top… Read more »

Khadijah Holgate

Khadijah Holgate (Nipmuc) was born in Boston, Massachusetts with an undeniable love for all things horror, drama, or thriller. In between attending the yearly and beloved pow-wows with her enormous family of nine aunts, two uncles, and a lump sum of cousins, Khadijah always found time to write creative stories as a child. Little did she… Read more »

Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) recently completed the Universal Studios Emerging Writers Fellowship, an intensive, year-long paid fellowship where he developed original scripts for Universal Studios, while also providing notes and feedback on current Universal projects, all under the guidance and mentorship of studio executives. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Tom moved to Los… Read more »

William Jehu Garroutte

William Jehu Garroutte (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) didn’t go to college, so he had to make a lot of stuff up as he went along. He had no idea how to approach writing a bio, for instance, so had to guess that third-person perspective was the way to go. He hopes that this is correct. He… Read more »

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Hailing from the cold winds of Upstate New York, this First Nations Haudenosaunee comedy, musical, and animation writer unthawed her frozen heart and made her way towards the sunny skies of Los Angeles. A 2015 Sundance/IAIA Native Writer’s Workshop fellow, an iOWest Digital House Team Sketch Writer, a graduate of Syracuse University, a former page… Read more »

Joseph Clift

Joseph Clift (Cowlitz Indian Tribe) is a comedy writer and all around cool dude living in Los Angeles. He has written for shows on DreamWorks TV, Cartoon Network, SyFy, truTV, National Geographic Wild, The Nerdist, Wit.tv and Maker Studios. His sketches were featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Funny or Die, UCB Comedy, The A.V. Club and elsewhere…. Read more »

Native Youth Multimedia Workshop

The Native Youth Multimedia Workshop wrapped its first workshop of the year at the Morongo TANF in Banning, CA. The workshop took place from February 17-19th, 2016 and taught camera operation, digital editing, music composition, writing, directing and acting. The video pieces ranged from horror to documentary. We look forward to screening their films at… Read more »

9th Annual LA SKINS FILM FESTIVAL

The LA SKINS FEST offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists. After eight years, we have garnered support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes. Every year, we premier several Native-made movies that feature Q&A’s with Native American filmmakers, panel discussions with… Read more »