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Native American Media Alliance

The Native American Media Alliance announced the call for applications for the 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop. This groundbreaking endeavor spotlights Native Americans focused on non-fiction content creation. With support from Comcast NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, CNN, YAHOO and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, Native American Media Alliance is introducing the Native American Unscripted Workshop for emerging and seasoned Indigenous documentary filmmakers, journalists and those in the scripted space seeking to explore outlets for their current and upcoming projects.

“The unscripted space is an area that lacks inclusivity of Native American content creation and our tribal communities have yet to gain access on a grand scale. This initiative addresses another area in the industry that lacks support for our Indigenous storytellers,” stated Ian Skorodin, Director of Strategy for the Native American Media Alliance. “Native American Media Alliance has a proven track record of challenging the industry and providing genuine results. This endeavor will provide Native content creators an immersive look at what companies are looking for and furthermore prepare them how to pitch their projects. 

Pictured: Applications are now open for the 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop.

Pictured: Applications are now open for the 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop.

Launched to create new opportunities for Native American documentarians, the Native American Unscripted Workshop is a virtual week-long creative lab that provides access to creative executives, experienced producers and veteran documentary filmmakers. In its inaugural year, the Native American Unscripted Workshop will accept 10 Native American filmmakers to participate in the inaugural program taking place in late October, 2022. The Early Deadline to apply is August 19th, 2022 (Regular Deadline is September 2nd and the Final Deadline — September 16th).

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The Native American Unscripted Workshop is designed to encourage Native American filmmakers to expand on their current opportunities. The workshop culminates in a pitch panel that will have each fellow present their latest project.

Applications are available at www.nama.media.

Media Contact:
Patricia Gomes, Programs Director
323-504-4897
contact@nama.media

About the Native American Media Alliance

The Native American Media Alliance provides multi-faceted educational programs for studios, networks, production companies, talent agencies and unions, working in the Native American space, to promote an authentic voice in film, television and new media.

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