LA Skins Native American Feature Film Writers Lab

Training Opportunity

LA Skins Native American Feature Film Writers Lab

Deadline: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. The inaugural program is supported by COMCAST NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Turner.

It is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of narrative feature film. The ten week total immersion workshop will be conducted in Los Angeles, CA and offer intensive instruction throughout the duration of the lab.

A total of 5 writers will be accepted throughout Native American and indigenous communities from an established network of tribes, non-profit agencies, universities, guilds and media organizations. The overall goal is that the participants garner the skills necessary to obtain employment as writers in the industry. The lab consists of the selected participants meeting five days a week for ten weeks, receiving instruction from professional writers and learning about the feature film industry. The lab participants will meet with working writers and creative executives to offer their background, perspective, and advice. The scripts will have a staged reading at the 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST in November.

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