Native American TV Writer Experience 

Outside the Box [Office], Our Voices, USC Visions & Voices, and LA SKINS FEST Present Native American TV Writer Experience  Featuring Shelley Dennis, Tom Hanada, William Jehu Garroutte, and Karissa Valencia RECAP The Native American TV Writers Experience was an incredible panel thanks to our partners, panelists and awesome moderator! Panelists discussed their background, writing… Read more »

Native American Youth Virtual Anime Workshop – Recap

The Native American Youth Anime Workshop was an incredible two day event that hosted youth from California, Colorado, Illinois, and New Mexico! The interactive and educational workshop opened with a guest speaker from a new indigenous anime series on Crunchyroll. The show’s executive producer joined the youth to discuss her path to drawing for animation… Read more »

6th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Call for Applications – Closed

The 6th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for applications is now closed. This year’s lab is sponsored by A+E Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cherokee Nation Film Office, Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Snowpants Productions. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is a five week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing… Read more »

Blake Brown

Blake Brown is a Cherokee/Chickasaw multidisciplinary filmmaker from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently works for FireThief Productions as a producer, editor, animator, and director. She has worked for projects such as Inage’i, Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People, Broad City, Louie, Vice, High Maintenance, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, and more.

Native American Youth Virtual Animation Lab

The Native American Youth Animation Workshop is a five day interactive and educational workshop for indigenous teens and youth. The goal is to encourage Native American youth to explore careers in animated film, television and new media. The Native American Youth Animation Workshop inaugurated in December, 2019 and hosted 12 participants.      The Native… Read more »

Native American Youth Animation Workshop

The Native American Youth Animation Workshop is a multi-day intensive workshop that offers Native American youth new opportunities in animation. This lab is designed to offer genuine access for Native Americans interested in learning and entering the field of animation. The LA SKINS FEST partners with studios, streaming services and tribes to execute this groundbreaking… Read more »

Native American Animation Lab

In 2019, the LA Skins Fest launched the Native American Animation Lab. The animation lab is a multi-day intensive that provides creative development of a current project, meetings with our corporate partners and pitching opportunities. This is an intensive workshop for Native American writers, filmmakers and artists who have an animated film, script, treatment, comic… Read more »

Native American Animation Program

In 2019, the LA Skins Fest launched the Native American Animation Lab and Native American Youth Animation Workshop. In partnership with several studios, networks and tribes, the animation program is a multi-day intensive that provides creative development for Native Americans seeking professional and educational opportunities in the field of animation. Due to the success of… Read more »

2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab – Recap

The LA SKINS FEST, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Animation, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Women In Animation, hosted the 2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab. The 2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab was an intensive workshop that featured guest speakers, mentors and an incredible pitching opportunity. This year’s… Read more »

Chad Martin (Hawaiian)

Chad Martin is a Native Hawaiian multimedia artist and life-long resident of Hawai’i. A graphic designer by trade, Chad refocused his energies in 2014 from freelance to creating engaging content that aligns with his passion for Hawaiian history and culture. Together with his wife, Chad created the Maka’iwa Keiki Youtube Channgel, which teaches basic Hawaiian… Read more »