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Native American Media Alliance

The Native American Media Alliance announced today they are accepting applications for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar taking place June through July, 2022. The seminar initiative is presented by the Native American Media Alliance in partnership with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office.

“WarnerMedia is proud to continue our partnership with the Native American Media Alliance alongside the Cherokee Nation Film Office. Our team’s overall goal is to help amplify the voices of underrepresented groups and give them tools to tell stories from their own unique lenses,” said Karen Horne, Senior Vice President, Equity + Inclusion, WarnerMedia.

The Native American Writers Seminar is a month long intensive that develops emerging Native Americans writers for TV and film. The seminar also provides introductions to diversity development programs and uplifts indigenous storytellers in need of professional and creative mentorship. This initiative provides new access for Native Americans interested in breaking into writing for film and television.

The 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar is presented by the Native American Media Alliance in partnership with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office.

The 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar is presented by the Native American Media Alliance in partnership with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office.

The seminar will host eight Native American writers to participate in a month long writers intensive. All participants chosen for the seminar will workshop an existing script through one-on-one mentoring, group sessions and industry meetings. The program provides intensive feedback and is accompanied by rigorous writing sessions.

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In addition, the seminar will provide representatives from prestigious fellowships and successful participants of past writing programs. These speakers will share insight into career development and professional growth.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide an in-depth workshop for Native Americans with an existing script they can develop into a polished sample.

“We are honored to be partnering with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office on this endeavor. With the success of our TV and feature film writer labs, we continue to develop new ways to support our artists. We have a talented community in need of exposure, access, and opportunity. This intensive program will get more Native American voices in front of the right people who can develop their scripted content and build their writing careers,” stated Ian Skorodin (Choctaw) Director of Strategy for the Native American Media Alliance.

The 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar early deadline to apply is April 21st, 2022 (Regular Deadline: May 5th, 2022, Final Deadline: May 19th, 2022). For more information and to submit, please visit www.nama.media.

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.

For more information please visit our website www.nama.media or email contact@nama.media.

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