LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Discover the unique lives and career paths of twelve Native people who are actively working in the complex entertainment industry, either in front of or behind the camera. In addition to acting, their work includes motion picture, television, and digital production in such roles as director, producer, writer, cinematographer, and editor. Included in these biographies are real-world descriptions of what each member of a production team does, as well as advice on what it takes to get started in the entertainment industry. The glossary in the back of the book highlights the terminology used in TV/movie production, and the list of resources provides a variety of ways to obtain additional information about the industry. B/W photos
Irene Bedard: Inupiat, Yupik, Inuit, Cree, Métis actor
Tantoo Cardinal: Métis, Cree, Dene, Nakota actor
Christopher Nataanii Cegielski: Diné (Navajo) writer, producer and director
Sydney Freeland: Diné (Navajo) writer and director
Kimberly Norris Guerrero: Colville actor, writer, producer and educator
Michael Horse: Yaqui actor
Jack Kohler: Hupa actor, producer, director and educator
Doreen Manuel: Secwepemc/Ktunaxa producer, director and educator
Alanis Obomsawin: Abenaki producer and director
Randy Redroad: Cherokee writer, director and editor
Gilbert Salas: Indigenous Mexican-American cinematographer and director of photography
Ian Skorodin: Choctaw writer and director
Award-winning writer and filmmaker Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee descent) has worked most of his life to create Native American content in dozens of Native American educational, informational, and documentary television projects. He is the author of sixteen books, including eight PathFinders teen novels. He lives in Santa Ynez, CA.