Alec Shamas

Alec Shamas (Chickasaw) graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and cum laude from The Hartt School of Music and Drama with a BFA in acting. He did a summer intensive with Shakespeare and Company. His previous works include, Off the Rails, Indians in a box; The Boarding School Stories at the Fringe Festival, and… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day Three

Day Three Rehearsals – Native Actors rehearsed on the mainstage at the Io West Comedy Club. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day Two

Day Two Rehearsals – Native Actors continued work on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Meeting With United Talent Agency

On May 31st, 2017 Native TV Writer Lab participants met with UTA television agent Tim Philips. Tim discussed his background, what agents do for their clients, and diversity in the industry. The participants inquired about representation opportunities, developing industry relationships, and creating new opportunities. Great thanks to Tim for speaking with the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day One

Day One Rehearsals – Native Actors began working on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

2017 Native American Writers Development Workshops

The 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS continued throughout the summer. The writers development workshops were created in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. Native American writers meet with creative executives from… Read more »

Marie Ipiluni

Marie Ipiluni was born in San Pedro, California. Her mother is Aleut and raised Marie between Southern California and Cordova, Alaska a small fishing village in the Prince William Sound. The family settled in Seattle, Washington when Marie turned sixteen, to give Marie and her sister better opportunities in life than the small fishing village… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase

“This is a great showcase to discover diverse talent who you wouldn’t find elsewhere!” SAIRA FAZLI | COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING + DEVELOPMENT THE 4TH NATIVE AMERICAN SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE took place June 4th, 2017 at the Io West in Hollywood. 10 Native Actors and Actresses blew up the Main Stage with incredible and hilarious performances. Sponsored by Council… Read more »

Montana Cypress

Coming from the Miccosukee Tribe located in South Florida, Montana Cypress made the move to Los Angeles to attend the New York Film Academy (Burbank).Acting Program. After completing the 2-Year Program, he has since continued to produce, write and act in various projects. When he’s not at a burger joint, you can catch him at… Read more »

Jade Puga

JADE PUGA is an award winning, classically trained, method actress, writer, and filmmaker. Jade attended the University of Southern California School of Theater, with a minor in Cinema. She produced, co-wrote and starred in the movie Aguruphobia, out on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Aguruphobia had a limited theatrical run and won several festival awards… Read more »