The Native American Media Alliance has selected five fellows for the 6th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab, a talent development program that boosts the careers of Native American writers in cinema. In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, National Endowment for the Arts, US Bank, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, and A+E Networks, the Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is an annual program for talented and aspiring screenwriters. Over the course of 10 weeks chosen fellows develop a new screenplay, meet with writers and receive feedback on their scripts from literary professionals.
“This lab has supported dozens of Native American writers find their voice and launch their careers.” Ian Skorodin, Director of Strategy for the Native American Media Alliance announced. “This lab continues to inspire the next generation of writers with new voices from indigenous communities.”
The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab received numerous applicants from several tribes throughout North America. The chosen fellows will take part in a ten-week curriculum overseen by a seasoned writing instructor with industry experience. The lab will consist of daily workshops, seminars and mentoring to help each writer develop and complete a screenplay in ten weeks. The program concludes with each participant completing a new original screenplay and participating in our annual writers pitch fest every November during the LA Skins Fest.
The fellows of the 6th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab: