The National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program was created in 2003 and is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks. Modeled after the previously successful Hispanic Film Project, the program is a direct response to the lack of diverse writers in primetime network TV. To take NHMC TV Writers Program graduates to the next level, NHMC has also created the NHMC Pitching Lab and the Latino Scene Showcase.
An NHMC-commissioned national poll showed that non-Latinos primarily learn about our community from what they see on television. For this reason, NHMC works to get more Latinos in back of camera to achieve balanced and accurate portrayals of diversity in the U.S.
Since its inception eleven years ago:
- 110 writers have completed the NHMC TV Writers Program
- 28 writing careers have been launched
- 25% of NHMC Writers have been staffed on shows at the following networks: ABC/Disney, NBC, CBS, FOX, Nickelodeon, CW, BET, LATV, VH1 and NUVOtv.
To apply: Complete an online application, an ABC and NBC Release form, submit ONE writing sample of any type to include, plays, pilots, specs and books in PDF format. Television scripts are preferred. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. You must be able to show proof of U.S. employment eligibility at the time the program begins. You must be 18 or over to apply. The program is open to all races and ethnicities.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2014