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LA Skins Fest Writers Group
On June 6th, 2013 the LA SKINS FEST held a writing workshop for Native writers. Special thanks to the WGA/WEST Diversity Department; Kim Meyers and Tery Lopez, for providing space to host the workshop. Also, thanks to the American Indian Writers Committee at the WGA/WEST.
This year's workshop featured an analysis of screenwriting from a producing veteran, an introduction to the CBS Diversity Institute, and a discussion with an agent from Kaplan Stahler Agency. Very special thanks to our speakers Bradley Glenn, Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, Jeanne Mau, and Donna Michelle Anderson.
This workshop offered information regarding industry standards and expectations. The speakers prepared the participants for identifying the next step in their writing careers. Photos available here.
The LA SKINS FEST, in collaboration with CBS Diversity Institute, Kaplan Stahler Agency, and the Writers Guild of America, West, is having an intensive writers workshop for Native Americans. It takes place June 6th at the Writers Guild of America, West. This workshop gives Native American writers information that will advance their careers, offer an opportunity to meet with creative executives, and provide tools to enhance their writing ability. This is an invitation only event. For information, please email email@example.com.
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On March 27 2013, the Skins Writers Group partnered with Universal Pictures. The world-renowned studio held an informational lunch for several Native American writers to offer more opportunities to our community. We met with a Vice President of Production at Universal Pictures and their Diversity Department. They discussed the process of writing, pitching and producing at the studio level. It was a great experience and we were greatly encouraged. Special thanks to Universal Pictures for their support.
The SKINS WRITERS GROUP IS BACK! After a long hiatus the LA SKINS FEST has scheduled our writers group for 2013.
The endeavor encourages Native American writers to pursue a career in television and feature film writing. The Skins writers group provides actors to read scripts, gives critique from peers, and offers professional feedback from development executives . This year we are meeting at the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST. A very special thanks to Kim Meyers and Tery Lopez at the WGA,WEST Diversity for supporting our writers, the Native community and the LA SKINS FEST.
The LA SKINS FEST is now cultivating Native American writers with the SKINS WRITERS GROUP. The SKINS WRITERS GROUP is a literary gathering that takes place monthly at the Autry National Center’s Wells Fargo Theater. This initiative provides an opportunity for professional actors to read scenes from the writer/participants’ original scripts, constructive feedback from other Native American writer/participants, and pitch opportunities to creative executives. For more information regarding participation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 SKINS Writers workshop in collaboration with FOX Audience Strategy, the American Indian Writers Committee at the Writers Guild of America, West, and FINAL DRAFT. We had great speakers and guests from several studios, networks and entertainment organizations. Our SKINS PITCH PIT was a great success thanks to our awesome pitch receivers. Thanks to FOX Development, CBS Development, NBC Development, USA, SYFY, Universal Cable Television, Artists International and Carole Kirschner for participating in the PIT! Our writers benefited from the information, advice, and overall experience. Thanks again to all of our sponsors.
The LA SKINS FEST, in collaboration with FOX AUDIENCE STRATEGY, Final Draft, and the Writers Guild of America, West, is having an intensive writers workshop for Native Americans. It takes place March 15th at the Writers Guild of America, West. This workshop is designed to give Native American writers information that will grow their careers, access to talent representation, and the capacity to pitch to creative executives. In addition, the workshop offers an overview of FINAL DRAFT, giving the participants access to the industry standard in screenwriting software.