TULSA – The Cherokee Nation Film Office partnered with the Native American Media Alliance to launch the first Native American Writers Seminar.

The new initiative aims to help Native American Indians break into the entertainment industry by supporting new and developing writers.

The week-long virtual seminar, slated for this July, includes several writing-intensive workshops, as well as individual mentoring and group sessions that focus on developing existing scripts and preparing for scholarship submissions.

“The Cherokee Nation Film Office is pleased to present this new seminar for aspiring Native American screenwriters. We are experiencing a renaissance where television and film audiences crave more varied stories,” said Jennifer Loren, director of the film office. “The need to develop more Native American screenwriters to sit down at these tables and create this content is immediate. We believe workshops like this are an integral part of the pipeline already set up by the Barcid Foundation, the Native American Successfully supplied writers has access to Hollywood decision-makers. “

The Native American Writers Seminar offers in-depth feedback, insights into prestigious scholarships and their application processes, rigorous writing sessions, and access to seasoned industry professionals.

“We are honored to partner with the Cherokee Nation Film Office on this new endeavor. With the success of our television and feature film writing laboratories, we continue to develop new ways to support our artists,” said Ian Skorodin, CEO of the Barcid Foundation .

The submission deadline for this year’s intensive is now open and applications are accepted until May 14th.

Established in 2019, the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s mission is to increase Native American presence in all areas of the film and television industry while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation.

NAMA is a community-based organization that brings the real Native American voice to the entertainment industry and offers unique programs that educate the non-native population.

For more information or to submit an application, visit https://nama.media/inaugural-native-american-writers-seminar-call-for-applications.