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9th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab – Fellows Selected

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 9 @ 9:00 pm

The Native American Media Alliance is excited to announce the seven selections for the 9th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab fellows. This year’s TV Lab is in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Golden Globes Foundation, Netflix, National Endowment for the Arts, and Snowpants Productions.

“The Native American TV Writers Lab has an extraordinary record of supporting Native Americans establish their television writing careers,” announced Ian Skorodin, Director of Strategy for the Native American Media Alliance. “Dozens of Native American writers have blazed incredible new paths following their participation in this lab.”

Founded in 2016, the Native American TV Writers Lab is an intensive TV scriptwriters workshop that has developed dozens of writers for current television series. Selected fellows take part in an eight-week curriculum curated by seasoned writing professionals. The lab consists of daily workshops, seminars, and one-on-one mentoring to help each writer develop and complete a pilot in eight weeks and hone skills to prepare the writers to move into staff writing positions.

The Native American TV Writers Lab was created to expand the amount of Native Americans working behind the camera as a way to increase fair and accurate portrayals of Native Americans on television. According to every industry report from the WGA West, Nielsen, and others, the Native American and indigenous population represent a dismal number within the industry. This lab is part of the Native American Media Alliance’s overall mission to provide genuine solutions to systemic challenges in the entertainment industry.


Rory Crittenden (Cherokee)

Marcie Price Jackson (Cherokee)

Noah Rose Keeling (Choctaw)

Tony Magaña (Western Shoshone)

Faith Phillips (Cherokee)

Tamara Stratton (Osage)

Steven Tallas (Navajo)




April 15 @ 7:00 pm
June 9 @ 9:00 pm