Patricia Carter, an Osage screenwriter, was recently selected to participate in the 2010 Disney/ABC Group Native Impact Workshop.
The prestigious program, held at the Walt Disney Studios and The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, brought together some of the entertainment industry’s top emerging American Indian talents.
Disney assembled a large group of veteran writers, casting directors, producers, and studio executives to share their knowledge of the business with up-and-comers like Carter, according to a release. Panelists included Travis Wright (Cherokee), co-writer of Eagle Eye; Jason Gavin (Blackfeet), staff writer on Friday Night Lights, Royal Pains, and Greek; and Tricia Wood (Cherokee/Seneca-Cayuga), casting director of the wildly popular series Twilight.
The Native Impact workshop aims to help all participants become more competitive in today’s TV and film marketplace, according to the release.
Patricia Carter is the great-granddaughter of original allottee Kathryn L. Revard, and granddaughter of the late Dan Waggoner Yarbrough and Pat Yarbrough (Sac and Fox/Potawatomi).
Carter has a bachelor’s in Literature from Duke University and an master’s in Film from Columbia University, where she was awarded faculty honors and the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting. She was also a recipient of the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship, and multiple Osage scholarships, which she considers integral to her education.
She resides in Los Angeles where she has written several projects for Disney/ABC. She is an active member of the American Indian Writers Committee of the WGA, and is currently developing several television and film properties with Native themes.