The Native American Media Alliance has closed its call for applications for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar taking place June through July, 2022. The seminar initiative is presented by WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The Native American Writers Seminar 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.
Chosen participants 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. In addition, the seminar provides 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.
Meet the Inaugural Native American Writer Seminar fellows from 2021!
If interested in additional writing opportunities, please stay tuned for the call for applications for the 5th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab.
About the Seminar
The curriculum entails creative discussions with veteran writers, experienced instructors and representatives of prestigious writing programs. These discussions provide additional insight into artistic development, applying for fellowships and exploring professional opportunities.
The seminar provides one on one meetings with a creative executive, agent, manager or showrunner. These conversations will share additional guidance on career path, creative level, and next steps. Each seminar participant will have the opportunity to discuss creative development, enhance their respective materials and improve their writing sample. The goal of each component is to get their script at the most polished level possible for submission to fellowships, creative executives and literary representation.