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November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP was the final component of a year long Writers Lab. This was an intensive writing program that prepared Native Americans for television and film writing careers. The writers program was formed in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry.

On November 15th, 2016, we conducted our four-pitch workshop for Native American writers. This workshop was designed to give Native American writers information that will grow their careers, access to talent development, and the capacity to pitch to creative executives. Event took place at the Fullscreen headquarters in Los Angeles.

The workshop consisted of three components that enhanced the participant’s writing career. The first portion offered an introduction to pitching to movie studios and television networks.

The second component of the workshop was a script pitching session. This portion consisted of the participants pitching their own scripts to creative executives and talent development. This gave the participants the opportunity to meet with creative executives and pitch their projects. Participants pitched to several executives from FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bad Robot, Lionsgate, FullScreen, AwesomenessTV and more.

The final component consisted with a reception that announce the upcoming 2017 SKINS WRITERS LAB. During the reception, Native American writer participants met, discussed their projects and reflect on the day’s work. In addition, the reception hosted speakers from executive positions.

The 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP was designed to offer genuine career building opportunities and encourage Native American writers to continue their craft. This is a part of an overall strategy to invite more Native Americans into the ranks of professional television and feature film writers.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information in how to participate, please e-mail us: contact@laskinsfest.com

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November 15, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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12180 Millennium Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90094 United States
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