Alec Shamas

Alec Shamas (Chickasaw) graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and cum laude from The Hartt School of Music and Drama with a BFA in acting. He did a summer intensive with Shakespeare and Company. His previous works include, Off the Rails, Indians in a box; The Boarding School Stories at the Fringe Festival, and… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day Three

Day Three Rehearsals – Native Actors rehearsed on the mainstage at the Io West Comedy Club. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day Two

Day Two Rehearsals – Native Actors continued work on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With United Talent Agency

On May 31st, 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with UTA television agent Tim Philips. Tim discussed his background, what agents do for their clients, and diversity in the industry. The participants inquired about representation opportunities, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Tim for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Gina Reyes

On May 30th, 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with Univision/Story House creative executive Gina Reyes. Gina discussed her time at ICM, Fox Films, and her new position at Story House.The participants inquired about network expectations, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Gina for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Ligiah Villalobos

On May 30th, 2017 Native TV Writers Lab participants met with television showrunner Ligiah Villalobos. Ligiah discussed her time at NBC, Nickelodeon, and maintaining a career in the industry.The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. Thanks to Ligiah for speaking with the group. Special Thanks… Read more »

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Liz Rivera

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Liz Rivera 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television writer Liz Rivera. Liz discussed her time at YOUTUBE RED, obtaining representation and working as a writer in the industry.The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career…. Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day One

Day One Rehearsals – Native Actors began working on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB – Chris Encell Meeting

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Chris Encell 2017 Native TV Writer Lab Participants met with television staff writer Chris Encell. Chris discussed his position on the NBC show THE GOOD PLACE. The participants inquired about writing for television, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. Thanks to Chris for… Read more »

2017 Native American Writers Development Workshops

The 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS continued throughout the summer. The writers development workshops were created in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. Native American writers meet with creative executives from… Read more »