Native Women Write
In partnership with AMC Networks, RNCI’s program ‘Native Women Write’ offers emerging Native Indigenous screenwriters an opportunity to get their script in front of experienced industry professionals.
Native Women Write is a hands-on program.
DEADLINE: February 7th, 2023
Enter your original script i.e. tv pilot, feature film, short form to be considered.
Native Women Write Program identifies & develops women writers whose points of view & diverse lived experiences provide unique perspectives to the writers room.
Thank You to our Partners for Your Continuous Support
Native Women Write™ began in 2010, is an intensive scriptwriting lab that is designed to develop native women writers to further their careers in film and television industry.
Industry professionals work with a hand full of native women writers, during the each scheduled program. In addition the lab will develop drama and comedy writers for jobs at a television networks, film studio and Red Nation Television Network.
In 1996, Actress, director, producer Joanelle Romero created produced and was the lead in the first all-Native drama series produced ‘pilot’ in the U.S. RED BLANKET – HOME, HOME ON THE REZ, along with the late Larry Sellers, Elaine Miles.
She went on to screen it for Steven Spielberg back in 1996 and his lead executive told me I was way ahead of my time and that it would be 25 years before we see an all Native TV series. He was right – now we have Reservation Dogs and Dark Winds.
New Mexico State Police Officer Lee Nez is a nightwalker, a Navajo vampire. Thanks to the quick work of a Navajo shaman, Lee can walk about in the day and prefers his blood refrigerated-but his vampire nature makes him a magnet for other supernatural entities.
Take his current cases. Lee suspects that the vampire who created him during World War II is back in the US, searching for a cache of stolen plutonium. And Lee’s being stalked by the remnants of a pack of skinwalkers; Navajo shape shifters who are literally out for his blood.
NWIFTV 'ON THE ROAD'
RNCI is a year-round nonprofit arts media & culture organization based in Los Angeles CA and New Mexico, founded by Joanelle Romero in 1995 during the famous Indian Market in Santa Fe NM.
- PARIS FRANCE MAY, 2023
- WASHINGTON D.C. JUNE, 2023
- NEW YORK CITY JUNE, 2023
- SANTA FE AUGUST 15 – 19, 2023
RNCI Year-Round Program Calendar
The Red Nation Celebration Institute Programs focus on the specific development of storytellers from Native and Indigenous backgrounds, encompassing feature film and episodic work. Fellows will receive hands-on support from the Institute and advisors, including one-on-one feedback sessions and roundtable discussions.
- Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles
- National Endowment for the Arts
- NoVo Foundation
- California Community Foundation
- National Endowment for Humanities
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