Youth Media Tours

We expanded our Native Youth initiative and will be offering 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND in November that will offer studio tours, workshops, screenings, and attendance to the 2018 Native American Media Awards in Hollywood, CA. 

The NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR is a career development component designed to encourage Native American youth to explore employment in the entertainment industry and seek higher education. These professional visits include presentations from corporate staff that encourage the participating youth to pursue careers in film, television and media.

Our program has visited NBC/UNIVERSAL, University of Southern California, Sony Electronic Arts, UCLA, Sony Pictures, DISNEY STORE Headquarters,  ACE BROADCASTING NETWORK, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA, and Paramount Studios.  Each tour included a lecture series that featured employment and internship information as well as a tour of the soundstages and facilities of the television and movie studio. In addition, youth were informed about scholarship information, college majors and career opportunities.

Native organizations and tribes we have collaborated include Sherman Indian High School, Torres Martinez Tribal TANF in Commerce, CA, Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma,  Sac N Fox Nation of Oklahoma, United American Indian Involvement, Inc., in downtown Los Angeles, Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the Big Pine Tribe of the Owens Valley.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, please e-mail us at contact@laskinsfest.com

 

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