THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With Creative Artists Agency

On June 5th 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with CAA agent Ashley Holland. Ashley discussed her background, diversity and the industry. The participants inquired about representation, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Ashley for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, and HBO. The NATIVE AMERICAN… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day Four Rehearsals

Day Four Rehearsals – Native Actors wrapped up their tech rehearsal 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.

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 »

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 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 »

Marie Ipiluni

Marie Ipiluni was born in San Pedro, California. Her mother is Aleut and raised Marie between Southern California and Cordova, Alaska a small fishing village in the Prince William Sound. The family settled in Seattle, Washington when Marie turned sixteen, to give Marie and her sister better opportunities in life than the small fishing village… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab – Day One

Day One of the THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB. Native Writers introduced themselves, met with the lab instructor Geoff Harris and pitched their new script ideas to the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, and HBO. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing… Read more »