Producers Workshop/NAMAC Conference


Leighton is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Miami University and a producer for TricksterFilms and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT). Leighton is the producer of the documentary film Weaving Worlds.

Producers Workshop/NAMAC Conference

Date Posted: 
2012-10-19 00:00

Blog Series:

Whenever Vision Maker Media gathers its producers and content creators in one place, it is always very inspiring.  What a wonderful way to keep up with the latest awesome projects in the production pipeline. The Vision Maker Media Producers Workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to discuss works in progress, as well as best practices for multiplatform and online engagement, an area of increasing import in public television productions.

The NAMAC conference gave us all an opportunity to hear from - and talk with - community activists and media makers from a range of backgrounds, informing our own work with Native communities and the best ways to use media and web platforms to facilitate change and increase audience engagement. The sessions on Pulic Art were especially beneficial, leading to unexpected connections between lessons learned in the material arts that could be applied to public television outreach.

Overall, this was a great experience and I hope we can have more of these opportunities in the future.



Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!


Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.


Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.