18th Annual LA SKINS FEST – Call For Films Coming Soon!

Call For Native Film Submissions Opening Soon The 18th Annual LA SKINS FEST is presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal with screenings at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood taking place November 19th – 24th, 2024. Stay tuned for more information including submission deadlines, festival events and eligibility requirements. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel… Read more »

9th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab – Call For Applications

The Native American Media Alliance presents the 9th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for applications. The 2024 lab is in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Golden Globe Foundation. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an online multi-week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing careers… Read more »

Native Youth Film Workshop 2024

The first Native Youth Film Workshop of 2024! Native youth learn the art of filmmaking and produce their own movie! The workshop provides hands on training in camera operation, sound recording, editing, acting and directing! The youth work together as a production team to develop and shoot short films throughout the week. The youth present… Read more »

Native Youth Film Workshop at the 17th Annual LA SKINS FEST

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the Native Youth Film Workshop at the festival! Saturday November 18th at 1p PT, Native filmmakers oversee a film workshop with lessons in camera operation, sound equipment, acting and directing! The youth work together as a production team to develop and shoot a short film. This event takes place at… Read more »

5th Annual Native American Animation Lab – Fellows Selected

     8 participants have been selected for the 5th Annual Native American Animation Lab, a talent development program that boosts the careers of Native Americans in the field of animation. This year’s lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Animation, MTV Entertainment Group, Cherokee Film and Los Angeles County Arts & Culture.  … Read more »

12th Annual Native American Media Awards Recap

The LA SKINS FEST celebrated the 12th Annual Native American Media Awards at the iconic Hard Rock in Hollywood. Hosted by renowned actors Q’orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon, the event honored talented, innovative, and outstanding Native American artists who have demonstrated a unique and powerful voice in the entertainment industry and provided leadership in their… Read more »

Kiowa Gordon

Kiowa Gordon is a prolific Native American actor with award winning film and television credits. He can currently be seen playing the Series Regular role of “Jim Chee” in the critically acclaimed series DARK WINDS for AMC, based on the book series from Tony Hillerman, and produced by George R. R. Martin and Robert Redford,… Read more »

Brittanie Sheree

Brittanie Sheree is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who grew up in Bakersfield, California. She got her start in New York and has performed all over the US, headlined at the Athens English Comedy Club in Greece, and made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest this summer. Her dark but upbeat takes on the… Read more »

Native American Writers Accelerator Grant

With support from Netflix, the Native American Media Alliance launched the Native American Writers Accelerator Grant for selected fellows of our highly prestigious initiatives. The Native American Writers Accelerator Grant provides $10,000 grants and professional support to help writers develop their craft, pitch their projects and bolster their careers. The collaboration with Netflix is part… Read more »

NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR at WARNER BROS. STUDIOS

This year, Native American youth will tour the historic Warner Bros Studios. Invited guests visit production sound stages, the studio backlot and learn about the many opportunities in the entertainment industry. The goal of the tour is to inspire the next generation of Native youth to explore media as a viable career and educational option…. Read more »