The NATIVE AMERICAN UNSCRIPTED WORKSHOP has selected 8 participants for its inaugural year. The participants will take part in a five day intensive that will have them meet with executives from numerous networks and studios as well as experienced unscripted producers. The workshop will consist of group discussions and creative seminars that will culminate in a pitch panel at the conclusion of the workshop. Each selected participant will pitch a panel of creative executives and independent producers to spotlight their respective projects and unique voices.
“We have a talented community in need of exposure, access, and opportunity. This new endeavor will get more Native American voices in front of the right people who can develop their non-fiction projects and build their unscripted careers.” stated Ian Skorodin (Choctaw), Director of Strategy; Native American Media Alliance.
The five day total immersion workshop will be mentored and guided by veteran producers in non-fiction television. The NATIVE AMERICAN UNSCRIPTED WORKSHOP was created to expand the amount of Native Americans working behind the camera, as a way to increase fair and accurate portrayals of Native Americans in media.