The Cherokee Nation Film Office is proud to be a sponsor of this intensive five-week program designed to give these Native writers the skills necessary to obtain careers at major television networks. We continue to strive to increase the presence of Natives in every level of TV and film, and along with Disney Television, Sony Pictures, Comcast NBCUniversal, Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Snowpants Production, this is just one way to make that happen.
The participants, called fellows, underwent fierce competition for one of just eight spots. They started their workshop journey in April and wrapped up in June. The fellows now have a finished script and are able to meet with creative partners who could pick up their work and start a TV series, amplifying their Native voice and increasing the number of Natives in the industry. These fellows will also participate in the LA Skins Festival in the fall to get their work in front of executives and partners.