2nd Native American TV Writers Lab Now Accepting Submissions

The LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts initiative that offers year round opportunities for emerging Native American actors, writers and directors, announced that they are accepting applications for their second Native American TV Writers Lab.

The Native American Comedy Showcase Gives Indigenous Actors a Chance to Be Funny

In the popular imagination, Native Americans are rarely associated with humor; they’re represented as either solemn keepers of ancient wisdom or long-suffering victims of genocide and oppression. When they are featured in comedic situations, they’ve historically been the butt of jokes in movies and on TV — where they’re often portrayed by non-Native actors

Interview with Festival Director Ian Skorodin (Los Angeles Skins Festival)

LA SKINS FESTlaskinsfest.jpg annually showcases works by indepedent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival helps filmmakers show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of Native American cultures.

ROCK IS RED EXCLUSiVE iNTERVIEW WITH CHOCTAW FiLMMAKER IAN SKORODiN

There is a staggering amount of entertainment out there thanks to the internet. For those who grew up in a time when there were only three channels it is trulystaggering but thousands upon thousands of platforms is essentially par for the course these days.

The Write Stuff: Native Participants Picked For 2016 Native American Writers Lab

LA Skins Fest, a Native American film festival, in partnership with Comcast/NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO, announced a week ago Friday they have selected seven participants for the inaugural Native American TV Writers Lab, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers.

Hilarious Series on Skinsplex – The Online Native Film Website

Viewers interested in original Native content in a multitude of genres need look no further than the Skinsplex streaming website. One great original series, Wave, about a funny and foul-mouthed Native Hollywood insider by the name of “Bung” who is battling personal demons – is now available for free.

CULVER CITY’S LA SKINS FEST RAISES THE PROFILE OF NATIVE AMERICAN FILMMAKERS

Featured films include “Wind Walkers,” about an ancient curse, and “#NightsLikeThese,” about the desensitizing effects of social media

When film director Ian Skorodin noticed that there wasn’t a film festival for Native Americans in Los Angeles, he decided to start his own: LA Skins Fest.