NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB

The 2020 NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, and FilmLA, will open the application process in May, 2020.The program will select five Native American writers to be part of this year’s lab. The lab is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and… Read more »

Noah Watts

Noah Watts is an enrolled member of The Crow Tribe and a descendant of the Blackfeet nation. He was born in Livingston, Montana, and grew up in Bozeman, Montana.  At the age of 17, while a senior in high school, Noah’s first professional audition landed him a role in the film The Slaughter Rule. After… Read more »

Shayna Jackson

Shayna Jackson is an actor and musician from the M’dewakanton Dakota tribe. In November 2020, Shayna performed in the groundbreaking virtual production of THE SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY with PERSEVERANCE THEATRE. Shayna also portrayed the lead role in the world premier of SAND MOON at SON OF SEMELE ENSEMBLE in Los Angeles, CA. Other credits… Read more »

Q’Orianka Kilcher

At age of 14, Q’orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actors for her portrayal of Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film “THE NEW WORLD”, opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Her performance won the National Board of Review’s best breakthrough performance and the Alma Award for best Latin American actress in… Read more »

Kalani Queypo

Kalani Queypo is a founding member of SAG-AFTRA’s National Native American Committee and serves on the Advisory Council for Native Voices Theater at the Autry. Kalani is an award winning screenwriter for Ancestor Eyes, which he later produced and directed. This short film went on to play at nearly 40 festivals and won 14 awards…. Read more »

Native Americans in Animation Panel

On Thursday November 19th 5p PT,  Native American writers, artists and actors join a panel discussion to share their experience in television animation. Panelists will discuss their backgrounds, their work experience and their creative path to working on current animated series. This event is sponsored by ASIFA-Hollwyood and is free to attend. Registration now for… Read more »

Native American Audition Workshop and Actors Panel

On November 19th, 2020 2p (PST), the LA Skins Fest hosts a free Actors Panel and Audition Workshop sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and NBCUniversal. Casting executives from NBC and veteran Native American actor, Amber Midthunder, will provide insight into breaking into the acting industry, maintaining an acting a career and building on… Read more »

9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest and Stage Reading

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the 9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest, sponsored by Spectrum and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives,  as well as managers, and agents. The pitch fest will consist of four… Read more »

Native American Unscripted Panel

The Native American Unscripted Panel is a new endeavor, sponsored by Verizon Media, designed to provide new opportunities for Native Americans documentary filmmakers. This panel explores breaking into the unscripted arena that includes reality, lifestyle, sports and journalism. Organizations represented on the panel will offer insight into unscripted production, discuss the unscripted landscape from their… Read more »

Sangre De Cristo – The Trilogy of Terror

Sangre De Cristo – The Trilogy Of Terror’ is a of a trio of distinctively different and very cool short animated horror stories from our award winning Sangre De Cristo vampire hunter universe. Each story also showcases the artistic design work of a different up-and-coming young female Thai animation artist. ‘The Inferno Of Blood’ starts… Read more »