INAUGURAL NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION PANEL – RECAP

     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 »

2nd ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB

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 »

2019 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB – RECAP

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

My love for storytelling started at a young age, when I wrote of my dog and a magical world we got lost in. I’m still writing about magic and being lost in a world I don’t understand, but now the problems are slightly more complicated, and my form has improved. Storytelling is more than just… Read more »

Robert Vestal

ROBERT VESTAL (Cherokee descent) is an actor, writer, and director based in Los Angeles. Rob is a graduate of the University of Chicago, studied at The Second City, and is also a graduate of The Groundlings. He has appeared in numerous commercials and is a veteran of the Stage having performed in front of an… Read more »

Shelley Dennis

From the farm to the catwalk, Shelley Dennis’ wide-range of experiences have helped her create multifaceted characters with unique points of view. Shelley was born into a family of Choctaw storytellers in small town Oklahoma. She fell in love with theatre and bringing compelling characters to life as early as elementary school – writing and… Read more »

Micah Ian War Dog Wright

Micah Ian War Dog Wright is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He has worked as a writer, director, designer, and producer.  His feature film writing/directing debut, the comedic horror thriller They’re Watching was released in theaters and is now available on Netflix and iTunes worldwide. Most recently, Micah served as the Chief Content Officer of FNX,… Read more »