Glenís Hunter

Glenís Hunter (Shinnecock) is a New York actress, writer and filmmaker based in LA. From a young age she discovered the performing arts as a way of self-expression. Growing up in the Dominican Republic and then moving back to New York in 2001, she got the opportunity to embrace her diverse multicultural (Black, Latinx and… Read more »

Alex Nystrom

Alex Nystrom is an Ojibwe writer, director and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. After sound-mixing indie films, he moved to New Orleans to pursue filmmaking full-time. He worked his way up the camera department on films such as TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, LOGAN, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, 22 JUMP STREET, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, OUR… Read more »

Native American Actors Virtual Panel – Recap

A Panel Discussion about the Native American Actor Experience This Event Took Place March 22, 2021, 7:00 P.M. PST Outside the Box [Office], Our Voices, USC Visions & Voices, and LA SKINS FEST Present A Panel Discussion about the Native American Actor Experience Featuring MorningStar Angeline, Sheri Foster Blake, Kiowa Gordon, Martin Sensmeier and CARA… Read more »

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 »