La La Land. Photo: Lionsgate
The National Indian Gaming Association will honor a Native casting director at its upcoming convention. Tricia Wood hails from the Seneca-Cayuga Nation and Cherokee Nation. She worked on the award-winning La La Land and counts My Week with Marilyn, Twilight and the television show Dexter among her credits. "We want to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Tricia to the film and television industry and Indian Country," Ernie Stevens Jr., the longtime chairman of NIGA, said in a press release. Wood will be presented with the Chairman's Leadership Award during NIGA's Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention. The conference takes place April 10-13 in San Diego, California.