Opening Night Reception

The 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST opened the week long event with a welcoming in person reception. We celebrated this year’s writer fellows from our many programs, saluted our talented filmmakers and honored our leadership. Partygoers enjoyed the Los Angeles night on our rooftop venue! We kicked off this year’s festival with an incredible celebration… Read more »

10th Annual Native American Writers Pitch Fest and Staged Reading – Recap

Native American Virtual Pitch Fest and Staged Reading was a virtual and in person event that has public and invitation only portions. This event celebrates the may writers who participated in our intensive labs. The pitch fest is divided into four segments to allow Native American participants to garner the most opportunities.   Schedule 1p… Read more »

Native American Women in Animation

On Thursday November 18th at 7pm, We are hosting a Native American Women in Animation panel. The panel features Native American women storyboard artists, writers and content creators working on animated television series. This In-Person panel discussion will share the unique point of view of indigenous women working in the animation industry. Date/Time: 7:00 P.M. on… Read more »

Inaugural Native American Unscripted Workshop – Fellows Selected

     The NATIVE AMERICAN UNSCRIPTED WORKSHOP has selected 8 participants for its inaugural year. The participants will take part in a five day intensive that will have them meet with executives from numerous networks and studios as well as experienced unscripted producers. The workshop will consist of group discussions and creative seminars that will… Read more »

Alyssa London

Alyssa London, 30, was crowned Miss Alaska USA 2017 on February 4, 2017 at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center, and immediately felt the excitement and responsibility that comes with becoming the first Tlingit to carry this prestigious title. Alyssa is not only a member of the Tlingit Nation, she is the appointed Cultural Ambassador for… Read more »

4th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab – Fellows Selected

The Native American Media Alliance announced today they have selected four fellows for the 4th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab, a talent development program that boosts the careers of Native American writers.     In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, the National Endowment for the Arts, A+E Networks, the Cherokee Nation Film Office and… Read more »

Native American USC Graduates Return

Native American USC Graduates Return DATE: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. LOCATION:Virtual Event ADMISSION: Admission is free. Registration is available here. DESCRIPTION: The LA SKINS FEST has hosted many Native American USC graduates through its labs, festival, and other programs. Presented on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, this panel of writers, actors, directors, and producers will recall their… Read more »

Native American Women in Media – Recap

 Native American Women in Media DATE: Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. LOCATION:Virtual Event TYPE:Diversity, Conversation GENRE:Cinematic Arts Via Zoom Video Recording Available Here: DESCRIPTION: Presented in conjunction with LA SKINS FEST, this panel of Native American women will discuss their careers as writers, actors, and fillmmakers; the challenges they face; and how they overcome them. The LA SKINS… Read more »

Inaugural Native American Unscripted Workshop

The Native American Media Alliance announced a new initiative centered on supporting and spotlighting Native American documentary filmmakers. With support from Comcast NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, CNN, Turner Sports, YAHOO and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, the organization is introducing the Native American Unscripted Workshop for emerging and seasoned indigenous documentary filmmakers seeking to explore outlets… Read more »

Native American Writers Accelerator Grant

With support from Netflix, the Native American Media Alliance is introducing the Native American Writer Accelerator Grant for graduates from their highly successful Native American TV Writers Lab where participating writers have the opportunity to develop and complete an original television pilot. Created to give new opportunities to Native American writers, the Native American Writer… Read more »