Diego Moreno (Pascua Yaqui)

Diego Moreno is a Pascua Yaqui and Mexican American screenwriter from Tucson, Arizona. His 2016 Native Horror Short, My-A-Knee, won the Alexander Laing Memorial Award for Best Screenplay. In 2018, Diego received a BA in Film and Media Studies from Dartmouth College where his honors thesis, My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys, focused on portrayals of Native Americans in  contemporary film and television. After undergraduate, Diego attended the Screenwriting MFA program at the Institute for American Indian Arts. Most recently, Diego was accepted into the 2021 SKINSFEST Native TV Writer’s Lab, the 2021 National Hispanic Media Coalition Series Scriptwriters Program, and the inaugural 2021 Mentorship Matters TV Writing Program. Diego’s first staff writing position came in late 2021 with season two of the Spectrum Originals/Paramount TV Crime Drama JOE PICKETT.