Sunday Nov 19th Film Screening Programs

Nov 19th, 2017  — The 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST weekend screenings continued at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. On Sunday, November 19th, the Aids Healthcare Foundation offered a special look at epidemics affecting Native American communities. We screened films that explored HIV/AIDS on the reservations and the Native American LGBTQ experience in the city. Our… Read more »


Friday November 17th – NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR Native youth from Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California and first nation youth from Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly from B.C., Canada were invited to Paramount Studios. On the tour, Native youth learned about film and television history, walked on sets, visited sound stages and met with studio… Read more »

Tracy Lee Nelson

Tracy Lee Nelson (Blues Musician/Singer/Song Composer) is a Luiseno /Diegueno Native California Indian, a descendant of the Guassac family of the La Jolla Indian Reservation and the Mataweer/Duro family of the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation. Tracy has engaged in playing many genres of music from blues to rock. In the 1990’s, he emerged from San… Read more »

11th Annual LA SKINS FEST Announces 2017 EVENTS and FILM SCREENINGS

11th ANNUAL LA SKINS FEST ANNOUNCES ALL EVENTS AND FILM SCREENINGS NOVEMBER 14th-19th, 2017 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST Presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL Announces 2017 Event and Film Line Up Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2017 – The LA Skins Fest, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced today its full list of features and shorts that… Read more »

DeLanna Studi

DeLanna Studi is an actor and playwright from Liberty, Oklahoma. She is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. TV and Film credits include: Shameless, Z Nation, the Peabody Award Winning Edge of America, Dreamkeeper and General Hospital. Theater Credits include: The First National Broadway Tour of August: Osage County, Primary Stages Informed Consent, Portland… Read more »

Beth Klein

Beth Klein heads the casting department at Universal Television, which is responsible for such hit series as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Master of None,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Mindy Project,” “Bates Motel,” “Shades of Blue,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” and Universal Television’s annual holiday live musicals including “The Wiz Live” and “Hairspray Live.” Prior to… Read more »


Friday November 17th – NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR Participating Native youth will be invited to tour a Hollywood studio. Native youth participants will learn about film and television history, walk on sets, sound stages and meet with studio personnel. The purpose of tour is to inspired the next generation to explore film and television as a… Read more »

The Business of Acting: The Landscape of Native American Casting

Reservations for this event have been closed. Please see our full schedule for additional LA SKINS FEST events. The LA SKINS FEST is now accepting RSVPs for the SAG/AFTRA Native American Actors Panel taking place Thursday November 16th, 7pm at SAG/AFTRA in Hollywood. This program features casting personnel from NBCUniversal and FOX and will be… Read more »