3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar

The Native American Media Alliance is accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar taking place this summer. The seminar initiative is presented by the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The Native American Writers Seminar develops emerging Native Americans writers for TV and film. The seminar also provides introductions to diversity development programs and… Read more »

Native American Writers Seminar

Due to the incredible success of our year round writers programs, we are partnering with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office to host the Native American Writers Seminar. This is a new intensive that provides mentoring support for new and developing writers. The Native American Writers Seminar is a month-long workshop that focuses on… Read more »

Native Youth Media and Tech Workshops 2023

The 2023 Native Youth Media and Tech Workshop kicks off with a Virtual Reality Workshops in Towaoc, Colorado and White Mesa, Utah! Ute Mountain youth will work with advanced VR applications to learn new programs, create 3-D graphics, and produce immersive 360 videos! Each year, the Native Youth Media and Tech Workshop provides new, groundbreaking… Read more »

8th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab – Call For Applications

The 8th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for applications is now open. The 2023 lab is sponsored by US Bank, A+E Networks, One Small Planet, Threshold and Snowpants Productions. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an online multi-week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major television networks…. Read more »

Opening Night Screening – 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST

Native filmmakers shared an incredible collection of short films at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood to open the incredible films premiering at the 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST! Native directors, writers, producers and actors joined the Q&A following the screening. Thanks to the artists for their hard work! Special thanks to our host Janae Collins!… Read more »

Opening Night Industry Mixer Recap

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Decolonizing Wealth Project presented the 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST Opening Night Industry Mixer. Invited festival guests enjoyed music, food and drinks at Sony Studios new John Singleton Theater! The LA SKINS FEST celebrated Native American filmmakers, writers, actors, artists and community leaders at the historic movie and television studio in… Read more »

Native Writers Recognition Event Recap

The LA SKINS FEST partnered with Lionsgate to celebrate the incredible achievements of this year’s Native American Media Alliance fellows including participants of the annual writers labs, unscripted workshop and animation initiatives. Recipients of the 2022 Native American Writer Accelerator Grant were presented with this year’s award. This grant is a $10,000 unrestricted cash award… Read more »

Native Filmmaker Reception at Yahoo Recap

Yahoo partnered with the LA SKINS FEST to honor the many filmmakers showcasing their work at this year’s festival. In 2022, the LA SKINS FEST screened over 65 films and hosted over hundreds of filmmakers, actors, writers and producers. Attending filmmakers celebrated their success, were immersed in the LA SKINS FEST and NAMA community, and… Read more »

4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow Recap

The LA SKINS FEST hosted the 4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow at the newly constructed courtyard at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. The Pow Wow was a full day event that welcomed families, community and artists. The pow wow featured traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country. Located at the… Read more »

Native Women in Film Panel

Join 2022 LASF filmmakers Charine Pilar Gonzales and Maddie Easley in an honest panel discussion about what it means to be a Native women in media, breaking into the industry and the challenges they have overcome. This event will provide genuine insight into creating an artistic space for yourself, making your way in a competitive… Read more »