Celebrate Natives in Film, TV, and New Media Award Ceremony

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST held the 7th ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Paramount Network.  The annual ceremony was hosted by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist, Hostiles) and Kalani Queypo (Jamestown, Saints & Strangers). Local Native… Read more »

Native Americans in the Industry: Where We Are Today

As part of the film festival, the LA Skins Fest and SAG-AFTRA presented “Native Americans in the industry: Where We Are Today.” The panel discussion addressed the inclusion of Native Americans in film & television and featured casting director, Rene Haynes (The Revenant, Jamestown), professional actors Elizabeth Frances (The Son), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), and… Read more »

Opening Night Reception

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Film Program and Netflix presented the LA SKINS FEST opening night industry mixer held at the Netflix’s Headquarters two-story open air patio overseeing the Los Angeles cityscape. The festival celebrated Native American filmmakers, directors, writers, actors and community leaders. During this event, we took the opportunity to thank our… Read more »

7th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop and Stage Reading

The LA SKINS FEST conducted the 7th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop during the festival. The pitch workshop is designed to give writers information that will grow their careers, give access to talent development, and the capacity to pitch to creative executives. The pitch fest consisted of three components that enhance the participant’s writing career.  The first portion of… Read more »

2018 LASF Final Deadline

“We are excited to continue our growth, success and opportunity for Native American filmmakers. Every year, we expand our endeavors so the Native American community can become a larger part of the overall entertainment industry,” said Ian Skorodin, LA Skins Fest founder and executive director. “Our annual film festival not only provides an incredible venue… Read more »

2018 LASF Regular Deadline

The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal, is now officially accepting film entries for their 12th Annual film festival taking place November 13th-18th, 2018 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Regular deadline coming up September 10th! ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entries must be by/or have a Native American/First Nation/Indigenous artist involved in the project (Please include… Read more »

Native American TV Writers Bootcamp

The Native American TV Writers Lab (NA TV Lab) is partnering with KUNG FU MONKEY PRODUCTIONS  and conducting  practice writers’ room to teach Native writers the method of breaking story. NA TV Lab Fellows participating in this workshop are: Joey Clift Khadijah Iman Jason Marcus Jade Puga Kung Fu Monkey Productions was founded in 2012 by… Read more »

Khadijah Iman

Khadijah Iman is a Native writer based in Los Angeles and participating in the Native American writers workshop.

Kelly D’Angelo

Kelly D’Angelo is a Native American writes based in Los Angeles and participating in the Native American writes workshop.