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 »

Opening Night Screening

THOR RAGNAROK From Maori filmmaker Taika Waititi, the LA SKINS FEST opening night movie is presented by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment. Reception will follow the screening. . Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former… Read more »

Saturday-Sunday Screenings —-TCL Chinese Theater

Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th TCL Chinese Theater We will screen over sixty Native American films that include premieres of several new dramas, documentaries, animation and youth films at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty,… Read more »

Native Writers Pitch Workshop

November 14th, 2017, we will conduct the 6th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop during the LA SKINS FEST. The NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS PITCH WORKSHOP  is an intensive writing program that prepares Native Americans writers for television and film writing careers. The pitch pit is designed to give writers information that will grow their careers, access to talent development,… Read more »


Now entering its sixth year and based on the great success of the Native Writers Workshop, we created the NATIVE WRITERS GROUP. This is a literary gathering that takes place monthly to encourage the development of Native writers. This year, we are expanding our monthly meeting from January to December and are meeting at studio… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – THE BLACKLIST

NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS FEATURED ON THE BLACK LIST The Black List Partners with the Native American TV Writers Lab. The Black List is a world renowned resource for high-quality scripts on their industry website. Scripts with a high rating from one their professional readers gets included in their weekly email to their industry members. The… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – El Rey Network Meeting

On July 21st, alumni from the Native American TV Writers Lab and Monthly Writers group met with EL REY Network’s Digital Department. They discussed EL REY’s brand, pitching to the network, and their digital opportunities. Great thanks to EL REY NETWORK for speaking with the group. The meeting was designed to give Native American writers information… Read more »

2017 Writer Development Workshops – Comedy Central Meeting

NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS MEET WITH COMEDY CENTRAL 2017 Native Writer Development Workshop Participants met with Comedy Central original programming executive Saira Fazli. Saira discussed their brand, new opportunities and pitching to the network. The participants inquired about writing for Viacom, working in a writers room and developing a writing career. The meeting was designed to… Read more »