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10th Annual Native American Writers Pitch Fest and Staged Reading

November 17

Native American Virtual Pitch Fest is an online speed pitching workshop for fellows of our year long writers programs. This event is a culmination of our 5 week TV Writers Lab and 10 week Feature Film Writers Lab. This year, the pitch fest will be a virtual event that will take place on an online communication platform. The pitch fest is divided into four segments to allow Native American participants to garner the most opportunities.

The pitch fest will have Native American writers pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives, as well as managers, and agents. Past pitch fests have included NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Television, Bad Robot, United Talent Agency, STARZ and many other partners. In order to facilitate a safe event, each pitch will take place on separate online meeting platforms. This portion of the event is by invitation only.

We conclude the evening with an in person staged reading of Native American scripts from this year’s writing programs.


1p PT – Discussion: Focus on Pitching (Virtual)

Participants will have a general discussion with a television showrunner or creative executive from one of our corporate partners. They discuss their background and offer their insight into pitching. This allows the participants to ask questions, garner new information and discuss the best method to pitch their specific projects. (By invitation only.)


2p PT – Pitch Fest (Virtual)

In this portion, Native American writers will pitch creative executives, agents and managers. This opportunity provides indigenous writers with a genuine opportunity to have their ideas heard, their pitches critiqued and build a relationship with one of our corporate partners. (By invitation only.)


5p PT – Staged Reading (Virtual) – Open to the Public – Register Now!

We continue with a virtual staged reading of projects from our TV Writers Lab and Feature Film Writers Lab. This offers an incredible opportunity for our lab fellows to have their scripts read to a virtual audience by professional actors. It offers a new perspective on their scripts and gives them a fresh viewpoint on their material. Registration available here.


8p PT – Writers Reception – Tickets Available Here

The event concludes with an in person food and drink reception for our 2021 writer fellows. The 6th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab, 4th Annual Feature Film Writers Lab, 2nd Annual Showrunner Program and Inaugural Writers Seminar participants come together to celebrate their many achievements throughout 2021! Tickets available here.


November 17