NHMC TV Writers Program

“Hollywood’s diversity problem has never come from a lack of diverse talent,” said Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. “For far too long, creatives of color have been denied opportunities to be mentored in their craft, pitch their work and have robust representation in the industry. Our program and others serving artists of color seek to open doors for them to create the roles we were meant to play and that have excited audiences across the country. We hope that networks grow their acceptance of diversity program graduates rather than make excuses for shows that misrepresent or underrepresent our community.”

For the past 13 years, the National Hispanic Media Coalition has hosted an annual Writers Program in partnership with Comcast, ABC, Disney and Final Draft in efforts to prepare and place Latinos in writing jobs for major television networks. The program consists of a five-week, total immersion workshop that is mentored and guided by former NBC V.P. of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Burbank, CA. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations. The goal of the program is for writers to garner the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.

NHMC’s Latino TV Writers Program has prepared and connected more than 100 graduates since 2003 and 35 percent have earned positions on TV and online shows featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, BET, HBO, Disney Jr., Hulu, Amazon, Lifetime and Netflix.

The application deadline for Fall 2017 is August 6, 2017, and winners will be announced mid- September to begin the program in the Fall.

More information on NHMC and the program can be found here. 

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