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 »


The NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP participated in the 2017 United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference in Denver, Colorado. The workshop took place July 9th, 2017 during the United National Indian Tribal Youth in Denver, Colorado. Native Youth from our past youth workshops stopped by our booth to catch up, share their future plans and hang out! Thanks to… Read more »


On July 14th, 2017, the Native Youth Media Tour went to Sony Studios with several youth from the Morongo Tribal TANF. Sony hosted a special walking tour that allowed Native youth on film sets, sound stages, and a offered valuable education on film history. Thanks to Sony Pictures for opening their doors to our youth… Read more »

CBS 8 in San Diego – 2017 Native Youth Media Tour

On July 28th 2017, the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop program coordinated a tour of the CBS affiliate in San Diego. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay youth were given access to the stages, production control room and newsroom. This tour was part of our multimedia workshop that offers youth a week long introduction to filmmaking. Thanks to CBS… Read more »

Synapse & Renisha Clara

Synapse (Alton Lizer) and Renisha Clara are a father/daughter Hip Hop duo of Dine’ Nation of northern Arizona. Their music reached a vast audience, from children to elderly. Synapse began writing lyrics at the age of 17, during high school lunch time “rap battles.” While coping with his early recovery from substance abuse, gang activity, and other negative… Read more »