Entries are officially being accepted for the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal. The festival will be taking place November 19th – 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through filmfreeway.com. Deadlines to submit are: Regular Deadline August 23rd, 2019. Late deadline September 20th, 2019. The LA SKINS FEST will… Read more »


     The LA Skins Fest, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, and Cartoon Network, held their inaugural Native American Animation Panel May 23rd, 2019 at the Netflix Home Theater in Hollywood, CA. Panelists included representatives from Dreamworks Animation, Disney Animation Studios, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. The panel served as a launch… Read more »


The 2019 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab submissions window is now closed. The NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB will announce the accepted fellows in late summer. This is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. This program is supported by COMCAST NBCUniversal,… Read more »


NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB CONCLUDES 4TH YEAR! The LA Skins Fest wrapped the 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab. The five week program hosted seven Native American writers. Each participant developed and wrote their own original television pilot. In addition, the lab fellows met with creative executives from TBS, NBC, HBO, Bad Robot, Nickelodeon and… Read more »

13th Annual LA SKINS FEST

“La Skins was a wonderful festival. The venue was amazing, (There were screenings at) the TCL Chinese theater, parties on top of the Netflix headquarters, and a wonderful awards dinner. I was proud to be a Native American filmmaker selected to the LA Skins fest. I really hope more Natives get into film making. This… Read more »

Craig George – 2019 LA SKINS FEST Artist

Navajo artist Craig George is one of those artists whose work, in our humble opinion, people will regret not collecting earlier. He grew up in Los Angeles and a few years ago began to re-establish roots on the Navajo Reservation, not far from Blue Gap, Arizona. He works exclusively in oil. In addition to amazing… Read more »

Bryan Davidson 

Bryan Davidson is a Los Angeles-based writer and animation development executive. As a playwright his work War Music was premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center by Echo Theatre Company and Playwrights Arena, and moved to the Geffen Playhouse.  It received an Ovation Award for World Premiere Play. His work has been produced by the Greenway Court Theatre, Cornerstone… Read more »

Cara Jade Myers

Cara Jade Myers (Kiowa/ Wichita) is a Native writer part of the 2019 Native American TV Writes Lab.

Robert Vestal

ROBERT VESTAL (Cherokee) is a Native writer part of the 2019 Native American TV Writes Lab.

Shelley Dennis

Shelley Dennis is a Choctaw Native writer part of the 2019 Native American TV Writes Lab.