Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada is a screenwriter and novelist who specializes in the thriller and horror genres. In 2017 Tom was brought on to adapt Stephen King’s short story Morality into a feature film screenplay, with Isaac Ezban attached to direct. Also in 2017, Tom sold the pilot for his serial killer 1-hr drama, Psychopath, to Astronauts… Read more »

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo is a comedy, animation, and musical writer based out of Los Angeles. Recent credits include ‘Final Space’, ‘Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own’, ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Better Together’, and ‘Future Proof’ alongside writing partner Nick Watson. She is also half of the musical theatre writing team Dahan &… Read more »

Ian Skorodin

Ian Skorodin is an award winning director, producer and writer. He recently staffed on a digital series for Paul Feig’s Powderkeg. He wrote, produced and directed three separate Native American digital series airing on Comcast Xfinity. He directed a pilot starring Tantoo Cardinal and Saginaw Grant that screened at numerous festivals. He began his directing… Read more »

Jesenia Ruiz

JFrom the frozen tundras of Alaska and Minnesota respectively, Carlee Malemute and Jesenia Ruiz are graduates of USC’s MFA in Screenwriting Program and a dynamic writing duo specializing in female-driven TV shows about complicated families and marginalized communities. Carlee was a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab while Jesenia has graduated from… Read more »

Carlee Malemute

From the frozen tundras of Alaska and Minnesota respectively, Carlee Malemute and Jesenia Ruiz are graduates of USC’s MFA in Screenwriting Program and a dynamic writing duo specializing in female-driven TV shows about complicated families and marginalized communities. Carlee was a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab while Jesenia has graduated from… Read more »

JANUARY Native MONTHLY WRITERS GROUP

The Native American MONTHLY WRITERS GROUP is a literary gathering that takes place monthly in Los Angeles, CA. This initiative provides an opportunity for professional actors to read scenes from the writer/participants’ original scripts, constructive feedback from other Native American writer/participants, and pitch opportunities to creative executives. Upcoming meeting will be held Sunday, January 27th…. Read more »

Native American Writers Room

Excited to announce that the Barcid Foundation has been awarded a grant from Pop Culture Collaborative to conduct an all-Native writers room! “We have seen native writers grow into a genuine force with a voice that is finally being heard. They have been pushing creative limits and, with the native writer room project, they will have the… Read more »

2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND

The 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA WEEKEND took place Nov 16th –  Nov 18th, 2018 in Hollywood California. The program invited Native youth from Colorado, Utah, Washington, Northern and Southern California.  The extensive youth program encompassed the following activities during the festival:  Friday November 16th Native youth from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT), United Indian… Read more »

12th Annual LA SKINS FEST (Recap)

The LA SKINS FEST wrapped it’s 12th year with over 70 film screenings over the weekend. Several filmmakers attended and shared their filmmaking experience with the Los Angeles audience. Dozens of Native American filmmakers attended the screenings and participated in a Q&A following each screening program. The LA SKINS FEST screened films that showcased features,… Read more »