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Jason GavinStan Spry, Cartel Management. Stan@CartelEnt.comBoth1. Exec Producer/ShowrunnerBothJason Gavin is a writer/exec producer whose credits include “Friday Night Lights", Marvel's "Echo", AMC's "Dark Winds", "Roswell, NM", "Chambers", "Hawaii Five-0", "Touch" and "Royal Pains." Jason (Blackfeet tribe) was longtime Chair of the WGA’s Native American & Indigenous Writers Committee, after his lobbyist career on Capitol Hill where he led passage of a $100 million law and executive order for Native opportunity. After graduating Harvard University, Jason traveled to almost 50 reservations nationwide in his non-profit serviceBlackfeethttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm1556992/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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Migizi PensoneauTom Carter, Artillery Creative (Manager) - Zac Simmons, Paradigm (Agent)Both1. Exec Producer/ShowrunnerBothMIGIZI PENSONEAU (Ponca/Ojibwe) writes and produces things sometimes. Ponca/Ojibwehttps://directories.wga.org/member/migizipensoneau/N/A
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Lucas Brown EyesNathan Deremer (APA), Daniel Vang (3Arts)Both2. Supervising ProducerBothLucas Brown Eyes is an Oglala Lakota writer who has worked for Fox, Disney, Freeform, and Netflix. He has written for award winning shows that have been in the top 5 on Netflix, and has sold an autobiographical Native Family comedy based on his life to Fox and 20th Century. Oglala Lakota https://directories.wga.org/member/lucasbrowneyes/N/A
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Siena Eastsiena.east@gmail.comBoth3. ProducerHalf hourSiena East is a Choctaw writer, comedian, and actress based in Los Angeles. She loves comedy in every form, and is incredibly fast and strong with a decent mile time.Choctaw Nation of Oklahomahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm9047384/Mixed Up
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Tazbah Rose ChavezAri Lubet -- alubet@3arts.comBoth3. ProducerBothTazbah Rose Chavez is a performance poet turned director and television writer.  She is a citizen of the Bishop Paiute Tribe in Payahuunadü (Bishop, Ca), from the Nüümü, Diné and San Carlos Apache tribes. Bishop Paiute, Diné, San Carlos Apachehttps://directories.wga.org/member/tazbahrosechavez/N/A
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Princess Daazhraii Johnsonprincess@deenaadai.comBoth3. ProducerBothPrincess 'Daazhrail' Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich'in) is a writer/actor/producer/director based on Lower Tanana Dene lands in Alaska. She is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and producer of the Peabody Award-winning PBS Kids show "Molly of Denali". To date she has produced over 80 stories for this award-winning series and continues to write for the show. She was a writer and creative producer, on the The North Face' short film "Walking Two Worlds" featuring Gwich'in model Quannah Chasinghorse and an Executive Producer on the Oscar-qualifying & LA Times short doc "Apayauq" about the first out transgender Indigenous woman to race in the 2021 Alaska Iditarod. Her current short film "Gath & K'iyh: Listen to Heal" features Yo-Yo Ma and is showing at film festivals worldwide. She was a producer on HBO's 4th season of True Detective Night Country.Gwich'in https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2037338/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3_tt_6_nm_2_q_Princess%2520Da
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Bobby D. WilsonAPA - Debbie Deuble Hill ddeuble@apa-agency.comBoth4. Co-ProducerBothBobby "Dues" Wilson is a Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota actor, writer, poet, visual artist, and comedian, and a founding member of Indigenous Sketch Comedy group The 1491s. Bobby has been staff writer for Rutherford Falls (Peacock), Executive story editor for Echo (Marvel), and co-producer for Reservation Dogs (FX).Sisseton - Wahpeton Dakotahttps://directories.wga.org/member/bobbydwilsonN/A
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Christina M. WalkerLucy Tashman and Nate DeRemer with APATV4. Co-ProducerOne HourMultiracial, Female, Co-Producer level. Credits include The Flash, October Faction, Salvation & Still Star-Crossed. Produced 5 episodes. 2016 Dis/ABC Writer. Military Family. Conspiracy Enthusiast. I write strong female characters. Cherokee and BlackfootN/AN/A
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Joey CliftChris Coggins - chris@hvemgmt.comTV4. Co-ProducerHalf hourJoey Clift is a comedian, Emmy nominated producer and TV writer, and enrolled Cowlitz Indian Tribal Member. Writing credits include Spirit Rangers on Netflix, New Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network and Molly of Denali on PBS. He created, wrote and directed the Anthem Award and Shorty Impact Award winning Comedy Central digital series "Gone Native" and his short films have screened everywhere from Just For Laughs to The Smithsonian Museum. Most importantly, he started the LA Underground Cat Network, which is a 16,000-member strong online community for Los Angeles comedians to share pictures of their cats. He's kind of a cat guy.Cowlitzhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm4187787/R-Skins
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Kelly Lynne D'AngeloManal Hammad, Verve - mhammad@vervetla.comBoth4. Co-ProducerHalf Hour Comedy/One Hour Genre (Fantasy, Musical, Dramedy, Action/Adventure)Kelly Lynne D'Angelo specializes in writing the big and strange. If it's extra and full of glitter, or bloody & full of dragons, she's your gal. Recent credits include MIRACLE WORKERS (TBS), SPIRIT RANGERS (Netflix), and FINAL SPACE (Adult Swim). She also sold her first hour-long pilot to a studio last year that's set for further development in 2025.Tuscarora/Haudenosaunee Nation & Muscowpetung Creehttps://directories.wga.org/member/kellylynnedangeloJane Austentacious
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Tommy PicoNora May, 3 ArtsBoth4. Co-ProducerBothTommy Pico is a poet, podcaster, and screenwriter. He's authored four collections of poetry, was commissioned to write the feature Sometimes by Cinereach Ltd., wrote on the TV shows Reservation Dogs and Resident Alien, was a fellow in the Sundance Native Labs 2021, and a Sundance Screenwriting Intensive Fellow 2022.Kumeyaayhttps://directories.wga.org/member/tommypico/N/A
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William Jehu GarroutteAgent: Bradley Glenn, BuchwaldTV4. Co-ProducerOne HourDidn't go to college, taught himself to write in the WGA library, broke in through fellowship programs. Has worked as a graveyard shift valet, a historical village docent, a Mac repair tech, and is currently developing three different shows in three different genres for three different entities (HBO, ABC, WB). Cherokee Nationhttps://directories.wga.org/member/williamjehugarroutte/N/A
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Jonathon RoesslerZac Simmons, Kelsey Roberts, Sam Fischer // Paradigm; Sara Bottfeld/Ava Jamshidi // IndustryBoth4.Co-ProducerBothJonathon Roessler is a graduate of Vassar College (where he majored in Victorian Lit and Physics) and the MFA writing program at Columbia University. He is also a DGA and Sundance award-winning short filmmaker. Since moving to Los Angeles, Jonathon has staffed on numerous series as well as selling three pilots and a feature. He recently wrapped upcoming series Grendel and The Walter Boys (both for Netflix).NavajoN/AN/A
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Carlee MalemuteJohn Bauman, jbauman@baumanmgt.comTV5. Executive Story EditorBothBorn and raised in an Alaskan village of 500, Carlee Malemute is a graduate from USC’s Screenwriting MFA Program and a participant in the 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab and the 2018 Native American Features Lab. She co-wrote three movies for Lifetime, was staffed on Hallmark’s Good Witch and Netflix's Spirit Rangers, and is currently an executive story editor on Fox's The Great North. She enjoys writing stories about complicated families.Athabascanhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm8648864/
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Maya Rose DittloffRukayat Giwa, rukayat.giwa@caa.com // Tracy Kopulsky, tracy@grandviewla.comBoth5. Executive Story EditorOne HourMaya Rose Dittloff (Many Pipes Woman) is a queer writer and director from the mountains of Montana. Maya was a staff writer on DARK WINDS for AMC, a story editor on a new Netflix show, and was named in the 2022 Indigenous List.

Maya's social activism includes serving as Junior Board Member for Young Entertainment Activists and in 2019 was formally recognized as Emerging Leader with the Sovereign Bodies Institute, an organization dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
Mandan/Hidatsa/Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet)https://directories.wga.org/member/mayarosedittloff/American Prophet (tv) / Sweetness of the Blood (feature)
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Erica Tremblaylszurgot@wmeagency.com , hdavis@wmeagency.com , ragna@ragnanervik.com Both5.Executive Story EditorBothErica Tremblay is a writer and director from the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. Tremblay was the Executive Story Editor on the AMC series DARK WINDS and on RESERVATION DOGS at FX. She also co-wrote and developed the television series YELLOWBIRD alongside Sterlin Harjo which sold to Paramount+.Seneca-Cayuga NationN/AN/A
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Shelley DennisManager-- Conrad Sun at Meridian Artists csun@meridianartists.comBoth5.Executive Story EditorHalf hourShelley has toured alongside Wayne Brady, doing both standup and improv, and in 2020 she was one of four selected for the Native American Showrunner program. She became a staff writer on Spirit Rangers at Netflix, was in the 2021 Disney General Entertainment Writing Program, and was a staff writer for season four of The Conners at ABC!
Choctaw Nation of Oklahomahttps://directories.wga.org/member/shelleydennis/N/A
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P. Carter KristensenPCarterKristensen@gmail.comBoth6. Story EditorBothCarter Kristensen hails from a series of small Southern towns, where her diverse lineage led to a childhood filled with pow-wows, rodeos, and cotillions -- but not nearly enough therapy. Since graduating from Duke (Lit and Criminology) and Columbia (MFA in Film), Carter has sold original pitches to ABC and Freeform, as well as written and consulted on multiple digital series. She's former co-chair of the Native American & Indigenous Writers Committee.Osage/Sac & Fox/PotawatomiN/AN/A
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Taietsarón:sere 'Tai' LeclaireKatie O'Brien - 3 Arts Entertainment | Luke Murphy - UTATV6. Story EditorHalf hourTaietsarón:sere "Tai" Leclaire is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Mi'kmaq Actor, Comedian, and Writer. He's from the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawà:ke. He's a writer and actor on the television show “Rutherford Falls” - the Peacock comedy by Sierra Teller Ornelas, Mike Schur, and Ed Helms. He's a former house performer at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre New York. He’s also performed at festivals around the country including Austin Sketch fest and Philly Sketch Fest. Kanien'kehá:ka & Mi'kmaqhttps://directories.wga.org/member/taietsaronseretaileclaire/N/A
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Vera StarbardKasey Muraszko - kaseym@industryentertainment.comTV6. Story EditorBothVera Starbard, T’set Kwei, is an Emmy-nominated Tlingit and Dena’ina writer from Alaska. Tlingit and Dena’inahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm8166368/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk
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John TimothyPeter Jarvis @ Kaplan Stahler (pjarvis@kaplanstahler.com)Both6.Story EditorBothJohn currently writes on Ghosts, for CBS. Prior to this, John wrote on the Amazon reboot of the TNT series Leverage and was a participant in the 2019 LA Skins Native American TV Writers Lab and the 2020 LA Skins Showrunners Program. For ten years, he taught and performed at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and LA. He co-wrote “The Third Party”, a mockumentary feature comedy about third party presidential candidates in the 2016 election.Muscogee/CreekN/AN/A
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Aiko Littleattorney: Jennifer Grega. email: jgrega@mymangreenspan.com TV7. Staff WriterHalf hourAiko Little is a storyteller forging a path for Indigenous peoples through activism, acting and writing. Born and raised in San Francisco, Little spent over a decade at the American Conservatory Theatre and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. Little recently wrapped up a writers room for Amazon Studios and continues to create more for the next seven generations.Oglala Lakotahttps://directories.wga.org/member/aikolittle/N/A
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Anthony Florez Manager- Gerardo Machado - gerardo@marathon-mgmt.comTV4. Co-producerOne HourBorn and raised In Reno, Nevada. Graduated from US Naval Academy, served 7 years on active duty. Former rodeo and air rifle champion, competitive golfer.Pyramid Lake Paiute https://directories.wga.org/member/anthonyflorez/N/A
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Billy LutherLucy Stuz at Rain Management Both7. Staff WriterBothBilly Luther is currently in development on two feature projects and a TV series, his work expands to non-fiction TV and film. He has been supported by the Sundance Director's and Screenwriting Labs. Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblohttps://directories.wga.org/member/billyluther/N/A
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Brian WescottKMR Talent (818) 769-9111Documentary7. Staff WriterOne HourBrian was born and raised in Alaska in a cabin without running water and attended Harvard and Yale. He executive produced "The Thick Dark Fog" and produced "Ishi's Return," both docs for PBS.Athabascan/Yup'ikN/AN/A
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Bryson ChunRoberto Larios - rlarios@vervetla.comBoth7. Staff WriterBothBryson Chun is a Native Hawaiian filmmaker who has been a writing fellow for Sundance, CAPE, imagineNATIVE, and LA Skins. He is currently a staff writer on S2 of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. on Disney+.Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)N/AN/A
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Diego MorenoShan Ray, David Rubin (Gersh) : SRay@gersh.com, DRubin@gersh.comTV7. Staff WriterOne HourDiego is a Pascua Yaqui and Mexican American screenwriter from Tucson, Arizona. In 2021, Diego was accepted into the Skinsfest Native TV Writer’s Lab, the National Hispanic Media Coalition Series Script Writers Program, and the Mentorship Matters TV Writing Program before ending the year as a staff writer for the second season of the Spectrum Originals / Paramount TV crime drama, JOE PICKETT. He holds a BA in Film and Media studies from Dartmouth College and an MFA in screenwriting from the Institute for American Indian Arts. Pascua Yaqui TribeN/AN/A
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Jana Schmieding3ArtsTV6. Story EditorBothJana Schmieding is a Lakota comedy writer, performer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. She is a staff writer on Rutherford Falls and has a podcast called Woman of Size discussing weight stigma and colonized bodies on the WhoHaHa network. Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Tribehttps://directories.wga.org/member/janaschmieding/N/A
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Marilyn ThomasDirect (marikt@gmail.com)Both7. Staff WriterOne HourMarilyn has written/produced documentaries, webseries and e-books, one of which was read from the ISS - yes, in SPACE. She wrote/directed the PBS Series, Future Proof. She has sold features & Pilots, and staffed on a One Hour Drama Series for Amazon and currently on a 1 hr docu-drama series. Ojibwe/Creehttps://directories.wga.org/member/marilynthomas/Monsters Among Us
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Wenonah WilmsAlyssa Lanz - TV/UTA, Eni Akintade - features/UTABoth7. Staff WriterOne HourWenonah is a 2018 Nicholl Fellow and recently staffed on an HBO series. She is currently developing several series including Firekeeper's Daughter for Netflix. She is based in Minneapolis, MN and is Ojibwe and Dakota.Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa N/AN/A
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‘Wáats’asdíyei Joe YatesTV7. Staff WriterHalf hour‘Wáats’asdíyei is an Alaskan Native, Haida, filmmaker. He is a writer for the PBS Kids show Molly of Denali, Associate Field Producer, and Storywork Producer for the National Geographic show Life Below Zero: First Alaskans. Haidahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm8898011/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1Native Youth Olympics, Uqiquq, Eenie Eenie Aye Over, Off the Trail Tail
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Micah Ian War Dog WrightPeter Heller - Peter Heller, pheller214@gmail.comBoth7.Staff WriterOne HourMicah wrote and directed the theatrically released horror film THEY’RE WATCHING. From 2017-19 he was Creative Officer for FNX, America’s only Native broadcast network, where he executive produced 204 episodes of 12 series he created. He started his career in animation, where he staffed on various Nickelodeon shows before creating Nicktoon’s first action-adventure series CONSTANT PAYNE. He has written on over 50 shipped videogames including entries in the CALL OF DUTY, TRANSFORMERS, and LOONEY TUNES franchises. He loves writing about people & vehicles that explode. Micah is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) nation in Oklahoma. Enrolled Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nationhttps://directories.wga.org/member/micahianwright/N/A
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Jason MarcusJoe Riley (Zero Gravity Management)TV8. Not Yet StaffedHalf hourJason Marcus is a problem-solving joke machine who tells stories that make you cry and cry laughing. His off-center POV is from growing up mixed-race in Boston with a foreign parent who's a professional criminal – seriously, his dad was a leg-breaker for the mob – so he got funny to survive. His writing blends realistic characters and absurd premises to explore unique experiences in universally relatable ways.

He recently wrote for the HUGOS and Netflix’s SPIRIT RANGERS. He participated in NBC's Late Night Writers Workshop, the Native American Showrunner Program, and the TV Writers Lab. More accolades include the Austin Film Fest, PAGE Awards, and Fresh Voices Contest.

Jason started in standup at 19 and was touring internationally by 22. He won the Detroit International Comedy Festival, Catch a Rising Star's "Catch a New Rising Star" Competition, and was a finalist in Budd Friedman & Adam Sandler's "Funny People" Contest in Vegas.

He lives in LA with his wife, their twin toddlers, and a pug named Macho Man.
Hawaiianhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm4075180/The Champagne of Men
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Stacey Parshall Jensensparshalljensen@gmail.comBoth8. Not yet StaffedBothStacey Parshall Jensen is a Mixed Blood, Mandan, Hidatsa from the Three Affiliated Tribes and Black novelist, screenwriter, and award-winning filmmaker. She writes crime and suspense TV and film with Indigenous women leads who kick ass. She’s co-owner of Through The Wilderness, LLC, a film production company dedicated to untold stories. She holds a MLS in Interdisciplinary Child Social Policy from the U of MN, a MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University, and a MFA in Screenwriting from USC School of Cinematic Arts. When not viewing an international crime drama, you can find Stacey dancing and air jamming to 70’s and 80’s songs in her office. Or in her car.

Mandan-Hidatsa, Three Affiliated Tribes MHA Nation imdb.me/staceyparshalljensenPrivilege
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Laura ShamasSelfBoth8. Yet to StaffOne HourIn 2023, her #MMIW play FOUR WOMEN IN RED won a LANPP $20,000 playwriting prize. Born in Oklahoma, she is a Chickasaw citizen and an award-winning writer. More: LauraShamas.comChickasaw Nationhttps://directories.wga.org/member/laurashamas/Seeds
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Kaitlyn Jefferskaitlyn.jeffers@gmail.comBoth9. Support StaffBothKaitlyn is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. She was named one of IllumiNative’s “Top 25 Native American Comedians to Follow", and was a semi-finalist in the 2024 Disney DET writing fellowship and a finalist in the 2022 NBC Launch TV writers program. She has appeared on Rutherford Falls (Peacock), and most recently was the Writers Assistant on Dang! (Netflix/UTV). Kaitlyn’s comedy is heavily influenced by her experience as a punk rock Native chick who grew up in NYC getting kicked in the face at CBGBs. Her acerbic wit and dry humor have made her a crowd favorite everywhere except San Diego.
Sisseton Wahpeton Dakotahttps://m.imdb.com/name/nm8640416/Degens
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W.A.W. Parker3 Arts: Nora May and Greg Walter (310) 888-3200 Gersh: Sean Barclay, Jeff Greenberg, and Joe Veltre (310) 274-6611Both9. Support StaffBothW.A.W. Parker aka Adam (he/they) is a queer/Two-Spirit/Northern Cheyenne writer in Los Angeles. Adam grew up in Montana and studied film and gender at Harvard. Their pilot THE BARON made the GLAAD List and the Indigenous List. Their novel “The Wasteland” about T.S. Eliot won the American Fiction Award and the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in LGBTQ+ Fiction. Their live-action short film THE ROOF won the Audience Choice Short Award at imagineNATIVE and is now on Disney+
https://www.wawparker.com/
Northern Cheyennehttps://pro.imdb.com/name/nm3308571/?ref_=instant_nm_1&q=w.a.w.%20parker
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Kris L. Crenwelge
Writ Large: Eric Borja (eborja@writ-large.com) and Michael Claassen (mc@writ-large.com); 323-553-4311
TV6. Story EditorBothKris Crenwelge, a staff writer on the CBS action-adventure spy comedy True Lies, was a fellow in the 2022 Disney Writing Program and the 2023 Native American Showrunner Program. She first staffed in the all-Native writers’ room for Spirit Rangers (Netflix), nominated for seven Emmys. Kris—who writes about misguided characters who aim high, lose all, but keep fighting to find their path—has lived in eight different countries, worked with 20+ sports teams, and a coworker once put a curse on her because she wanted her job. Kris began her comedy career at the Groundlings, was an essayist for Oprah Magazine, and recently developed a YA sci-fi project for the Chickasaw Nation. A mentor for the Native American Writers Seminar, Kris lives curse-free in WeHo with her husband and rescue pup.Choctaw
https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm4397688?ref_=hm_prof_name
CHOCTAW LAW
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Khadijah Iman
Steven Selikoff - The Shuman Company - sselikoff@shumanco.com
Both8. Not yet StaffedOne HourBoston born and LA based, Khadijah writes queer-led genre-bending stories that explores grief, identity, and the search for meaning in a broken society. She's a 2023 Writers’ Access Support Staff Training Program alum and was semifinalist in the Disney Writers Program. Her passions outside of writing include all things Horror, playing any instrument she can get her hands on, and classic Disney Channel Original Movies. Nipmuc NationSoulless
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