15th Annual LA SKINS FEST Call For Films

Entries are officially being accepted for the 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST presented by Comcast NBCUniversal. The festival takes place November 16th – 21st, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through filmfreeway.com. Deadlines to submit are: Early Deadline May 1st, 2021 Regular Deadline June 1st, 2021 Late Deadline July 1st, 2021 Final… Read more »

6th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab – Selections Announced

NATIVE AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, A+E Networks, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, Kung Fu Monkey Productions, Snowpants Productions, Decolonizing Wealth Project, Cast & Crew, Final Draft, Media Services and Netflix. The Native American Media Alliance, in partnership with the LA… Read more »


Outside the Box [Office], Our Voices, USC Visions & Voices, and LA SKINS FEST Present The NATIVE AMERICAN TV COMEDY SERIES PANEL – A Live Q&A about the Peacock Original Rutherford Falls Featuring Co-Creator/Showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas, Cast Members Jana Schmieding & Michael Greyeyes, and Writers Tai Leclaire, Tazbah Chavez & Bobby Wilson Moderated by… Read more »

Jeremy Charles

Jeremy Charles is a Writer/Director/Producer and Cherokee citizen from Oologah Oklahoma. Native representation in film is his mission, forming FireThief Productions in 2014. He  is a co-creator, director and producer for “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People”, now in its seventh season, which has earned 9 regional Emmys, including an Emmy for Best Director in… Read more »

Liz Stephens

Liz Stephens is a Los Angeles-based enrolled member of the Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma. A performer in early versions of The Moth series, she’s now the author of memoir THE DAYS ARE GODS on University of Nebraska Press, and contributor to a number of anthologies. Her writing often examines themes of memory and identity, in… Read more »

Brian Young

Author and filmmaker, Brian Young is a graduate of both Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Film Studies and Columbia University with a Master’s in Creative Writing Fiction. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, he grew up on the Navajo Reservation but now currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.  As an undergraduate, Brian won a… Read more »

Andrina Smith

Andrina Smith is a storyteller, writer, and performer who graduated from Emerson College with a theatre degree in a pre-Hamilton world. She knew if she wanted to see stories like hers, she’d have to write them. Growing up Shinnecock in the Hamptons (where her tribe is located), her work frequently explores identity, race, and the experience of 1%-adjacent life. She trained… Read more »

Diego Moreno

Diego (Pascua Yaqui) is a screenwriter from Tucson, Arizona. He received his BA in Film and Media Studies from Dartmouth College in 2018. His Native Horror script, My-A-Knee, won the Laing Memorial Screenplay Award in 2016. His most recent television project, Casino Coyote, is a sixty minute family crime drama set on an Indian reservation near the Arizona/Mexico border. Diego is… Read more »

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 »