3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar – Applications Closed

3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar – Applications Closed

The 3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar call for applications is now closed.

The Native American Writers Seminar develops emerging Native Americans writers for TV and film. The virtual seminar also provides introductions to diversity development programs and uplifts indigenous storytellers in need of professional and creative mentorship. This initiative offers new access for Native Americans writers seeking to breaking into film and television.

Chosen participants for the virtual seminar 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 NAMA writing programs. These speakers 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.

The 3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar is presented by the Cherokee Nation Film Office.


About the Program

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 virtual 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.

Check out our first two cohorts:

Inaugural Native American Writer Seminar Fellows

2nd Annual Native American Writer Seminar Fellows