Navajo. Mex-American. TV writer: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Superstore, Splitting Up Together, Happy Endings.
Jana interviews Sierra Teller Ornelas, a Mexican American and Navajo comedy writer and television producer, about being brave and taking big leaps to build a successful career making tv in Los Angeles. Sierra discusses her body in relation to Native invisibility and lack of representation, and the two delve into the incredible world of Indigenous art and media. Follow Sierra on IG and Twitter @sierraornelas and watch her show Rutherford Falls when it comes out on the Peacock Network. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.
Our dead pilot this month is called American Alien written by Sierra Teller Ornelas (Superstore, Happy Endings). We recorded this one live from The USC Comedy Festival! American Alien centers around Denise “Dee Dee” and Sonny Mendoza, a small-town brother-and-sister team who struggle to keep their working-class jobs while also protecting vulnerable space aliens from everyday pitfalls in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona. We had a great cast for this one including Kaliko Kauhi as Dee Dee, Dustin Ybarra as Sonny, Kevin Sussman as Connor, Stephnie Weir as Ruth, Nichole Bloom as Jackie/Professional Woman 1, Kevin Balmore as Hector/Little Boy, Maria Blasucci as Mavis/Stacy/Professional Woman 2, Logan Hall as T’Oliver/Yadelah/Old Man/Tough Guy/Cliff, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.  Stay tuned after the read Andrew interviews Sierra regarding her dead pilot and there’s also a Q & A with the crowd too! Come catch our live show at SF Sketchfest this year! It's on January 20th at 4pm and you can buy tickets here: https://sfsketchfest2019.sched.com/event/IkpP We’ll also be back at Dynasty Typewriter on February 10th at 2pm! You can get your tickets for that here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/deadpilotsfeb10 For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, and information about our live shows please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.
Hollywood projects all start with a script. Hollywood NDNz is delighted to share this episode with guest Sierra Teller Ornelas. Part two of our conversation with Sierra. For some reason we talked a lot about Disneyland. I guess because we love Disneyland. This is part two of our conversation with Sierra. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599337/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech! http://carolinahoyos.com/ JJ Otero's Music https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.
Hollywood projects all start with a script. Hollywood NDNz is delighted to share this episode with guest Sierra Teller Ornelas. She is a member of the Writer's Guild of America. She has been a staff writer on multiple tv series. And now she is looking to take the next step - showrunner. We hope you enjoy her story.  This is part one of our conversation with Sierra. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599337/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech! http://carolinahoyos.com/ JJ Otero's Music https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.
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Location
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
4 hours, 53 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 646713