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9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest and Stage Reading

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the 9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest, sponsored by Spectrum and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives,  as well as managers, and agents.

The pitch fest will consist of four virtual components that enhance the participant’s writing career.

The first portion of the workshop is an introduction to pitching and will have TV showrunner Mike Royce (One Day At A Time) discuss pitching to network executives. This portion will give insight into providing the best presentation when pitching new projects. This portion is invitation only.

The second portion of the workshop is the Pitch Fest. This consists of the participants pitching scripts to creative executives, literary representation and industry consultants. This year’s participants includes executives from Bad Robot, Netflix, ABC, Echolake Entertainment, Buchwald Talent Agency and more. This portion is invitation only.

At 5pm, we host the CREATIVE EXECUTIVES PANEL that is open to the public. Creative executives from production companies Gunpowder & Sky, Participant Media and Powderkeg Media will offer additional information to the pitching segment including follow up, next steps and growing your writing career in television. Registration available here.

At 6:30pm, following the panel, we conduct the STAGED READING of TV pilots and feature film scripts from the 2020 Native American Writers labs. Registration available here.

Registration for the industry panel at 5pm and the stage reading at 6:30pm will be available now!

The NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS PITCH FEST is an intensive writing workshop that prepares Native American writers for television and film writing careers. The pitch workshop is designed to give writers information that will grow their careers, access to talent development, and the capacity to pitch to creative executives.

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November 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm