The 2nd Annual Native American Writers Room launched with new writers and a new project! Building from the success of the inaugural year, This year’s room developed an historical drama based on real events and buried atrocities within Native American communities. The goal for this new project is to create a groundbreaking television drama through the lens of Native American storytellers.
“We are proud of this year’s selections and look forward to breaking new ground in this year’s writers room. Every year, we strive to offer new opportunities to our community and a new perspective of our people. Pop Culture Collaborative and the Cherokee Nation Film Office has been instrumental in creating this opportunity and we look forward to executing this incredible endeavor.” – Patricia Gomes, Executive Director
This project provides support for the development of a television drama. This year, the room focused on character development, story elements and all of the world-building before the script writing begins. Each selected participant provided insight into this new series and contributed incredible perspectives from different indigenous communities.
NAMA launched this opportunity for alumni of our writing programs to inspire and encourage emerging writers, create new scripted material and provide experience in a creative process anchored by an all-Native writers room. The Barcid Foundation has been awarded a grant from Pop Culture Collaborative and the Cherokee Film to execute the project and create a new platform for underserved writers.
Selections for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Room:
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