LOS ANGELES, CA – October 17, 2023: National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) announced yesterday the return of its Series Script Writers Program, a virtual eight-week intense writers lab that has helped launch the careers of more than 200 Latinx writers. 

This year’s class was recently welcomed in by writer, actress, and Series Scriptwriter alum Aimee Garcia, who kicked off the program.

Photo: NHMC’s 2023 Series Scriptwriters Participants with writer, actress, Series Scriptwriter Alumn, Aimee Garcia

Each year, ten diverse Latinx writers nationwide are selected for an eight-week intense writers lab where they work closely with mentors and meet other writers in the industry to help build a community of Latinx writers. Writers also develop a half-hour or hour-long original series pilot by the end of the program, and they are given the opportunity to pitch to NHMC’s partners and network executives, and connect with agents and managers. 

“We’re proud that our program can continue to give aspiring writers a platform to hone in on their craft and share their creativity with the industry,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President and CEO, of the National Hispanic Media Coalition . “This group of writers represents a new generation of Latin storytellers who will continue to push the industry forward. “We can’t wait to see what they come up with by the end of the program.”

Alumni of the program have gone on to work on shows that can be viewed on Netflix, The CW, NBCUniversal, Max, Hulu, ViacomCBS, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and more. The program moved to a virtual format in 2021 in an effort to reach more Latinx talent and make the program available to everyone nationwide. 

This years participants are: 

  • Diego Lanao

  • Hayley Munoz

  • Jeanette Dilone

  • K. Broch

  • Natalie Wood

  • Paloma Lamb

  • Ruben Mendive

  • Sofia Brown de Lopez

  • Victory Shell

  • Zayda Exeliz

With WGA and AMPTP reaching an agreement, NHMC is excited to begin its 2023 season program by supporting the next generation of Latinx writers in Hollywood and beyond.

For more information about the Series Scriptwriters Program visit: https://www.nhmc.org/writers/ 

About The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

NHMC is a nearly forty-year-old, woman-led non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward Latino communities.

We educate and increase Latino visibility, from our policy work in Washington, DC, to our media advocacy work in Hollywood, where we collaborate, create, and connect Latino talent with the entertainment industry. At NHMC, we focus on all forms of media because it is one of the most influential and powerful institutions that shape society’s attitudes, values, and beliefs.

We have a number of initiatives dedicated to building bridges within our community, including our Series Scriptwriters Program, which has helped launch the careers of more than 200 Latinx writers. For over ten years, our Latinx Stream Showcase has also helped launch 300+ Latinx creators’ careers in front and behind the camera. The program showcases 4-5 short films written by, starred in, and directed by Latinos. 

We lead the work to eliminate online hate and disinformation across media platforms. We advocate for the Affordable Connectivity Program, Lifeline Program, Net Neutrality protections, and closing the digital divide for Latino and other marginalized communities. NHMC works in partnership with other social justice organizations to safeguard democracy in the United States of America.

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