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Casting for film, television, commercials, etc.
Brief List
 Film - Indie, Documentary, Feature
Dominique DeLeon - Writer/Director/Filmmaker, winner of the 2011 Spike Lee Production Award
 Tara J. Ryan - Executive Producer (including Casting of Native American and additional cast members)
"Derby Kings"
Valerie Bischoff - Writer/Director of "Derby Kings" is a winner of a 2011 Princess Grace Award for Emerging Theater, Dance and Film Artists in America in the film category.
Pilots, Made for TV Movies and documentaries for PBS (US), Public Broadcasting in Europe, the History Channel and many other independent production companies nation and world wide.
PBS - We Shall Remain Series installment - "After the Mayflower"


"Journey to 10,000 B.C." - History Channel

"Plymoth Plantation" - WestEnd Film & TV Producktion GMBH - Germany, France, UK

 Staged Readings, Festivals to Full Productions, etc.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Trinity Repertory Company, The LightBox Theatre Company and many others for full productions, special events, and national tours.
Some Examples
One of the first productions in theater for Miss Ryan began while she was employed at Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and was a collaboration between MPTN and Trinity Repertory Company.  Duties included performing on stage, producing, casting, etc. A project that began as a festival of plays named "Theater From the Four Directions" in 2001, directly resulted in two full productions of two plays from that festival which Miss Ryan worked independently on after leaving the Museum in 2002. This work included the full scale, regular season production of "The Buz'Gem Blues" at Trinity Repertory Company in 2005 and the National Tour of "Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers" collaborative between the Penumbra Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company through February of 2006.
*A picture of a portion of the first program from the first festival



Off Broadway event of Drew Hayden Taylor's "AlterNatives" guest list, casting of Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Talent and event consultant.

Producer of film, television, theater and live productions
Brief example
Television programs including the first Native American News Magazine program on television in California with duties including: writing the scripts, treatment, running the production including music concept for the commissioned piece of music for the show, graphics, training the show host, costuming (featuring the designs in jewelry, shoes and clothing of Leah Shenandoah - daughter of Joanne Shenandoah and an accomplished artist in her own right), scheduling and appearing as a guest.
Guests who were booked for that show included Wes Studi, and break through first on camera Native media coverage of such major events as the First Americans in the Arts awards show at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA in 2007.
 Consultant for film and television productions, film festivals, theater productions and all kinds of events.
Film Festivals
Film Festival coordination, media representation, promotion and sponsorship
Brief list
Some duties included media to the Indigenous community, disseminating information to the Indigenous Filmmaking community for film submissions, promotion of the event and scouting to provide talent (song, music and performers) for the night's events, etc.
Honoring Our Own Power (HOOP)'s "First People's Native American Film Festival"
 Sponsorship, promotion and public relations (media) representative.
Common Ground International Film Festival
Marketing/Promotions/Public Relations
For all manner of events, festivals, plays, careers, organizations and productions including: Marketing Research, Public Relations/Press and Media Agent, Promotions and Distribution.
Business Strategy and Research
For individuals and small and large organizations in Native Entertainment
Guest Speaker and Panelist
Brown University
"Discovering Natives Again"
Native Americans in the 21st Century
A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tijer Lily Co has worked on a wide variety of events, including the recent first of its kind and very successful
Iroquois Lacrosse Program's
"Native American Youth Lacrosse Summit"
Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, 2011
Iroquois Lacrosse Arena
Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
Providing Public Relations, Community Outreach and additional assistance for the event.
Television Pilot

Contributing Writer for NativeVue Film and Media
Tara J. Ryan is herself a dancer and also works with the top choreographers in the US and Canada in all areas of traditional and modern Indigenous Dance and Movement.