Seventh Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab Opens Call For Applications

The Native American Media Alliance announced they are accepting applications for the Seventh Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab. This is a 10-week program that will take place on-line from July through October 2024.

The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab addresses an ongoing need in the entertainment industry. According to the Writers Guild of America Inclusion Report, Native Americans represent 0.8% of screenwriters “having almost no representation at all.” This program offers a new opportunity for Native American writers seeking to break into the entertainment industry and change the current disparity.

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The Native American Media Alliance will select five Native American writers to participate in the program. The lab will consist of daily workshops with an established screenwriter and peer workshopping sessions. Additionally, participants will attend a series of events and screenings that will further expose them to the entertainment industry. The purpose of the lab is to further develop the skills of the writers and prepare them for employment in the industry.

“We are ecstatic to announce the call for applications for this game changing lab,” announced Ian Skorodin, Director of Strategy, Native American Media Alliance. “Movies are the cornerstone of the entertainment industry and this lab has developed several Native writers who now contribute to it.”

The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab early deadline to apply is May 10th, 2024 (Regular deadline is May 24th, 2024 and Final deadline is June 7th, 2024). For more information and to submit please visit

The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab was created in accordance with the Native American Media Alliance’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is for writers who are capable of writing a feature length script. Each selected participant is expected to complete at least one feature length script by the end of the 10-week session, which will be showcased at the 18th Annual LA SKINS FEST in November.

The Native American Media Alliance (NAMA) advocates for Native American representation in the entertainment industry. This initiative functions as a resource for industry personnel to work with Native Americans who have an authentic voice for film, television and new media. The Native American Media Alliance is a project of the Barcid Foundation; a non-profit organization that focuses on multimedia programming in Indigenous communities.

Applications are available now at For more information please visit our website or email

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