Latino Scene Showcase

October 2018
El Portal Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

The Latino Scene Showcase is a private event for entertainment industry executives, talent representatives, and casting directors to watch the performance of original scripts written, directed and performed by graduates of the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Latino TV Writers Program and Latino talent recruited by the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

The showcase presented jointly by NHMC and LATC at El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles, presents a program of short scenes, directed, written and performed by Latinos, to introduce their talent to Hollywood directors, writers, talent representatives and casting directors. More than 200 entertainment industry insiders attend to network with participating Latino creatives after the showcase.


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NHMC is happy to announce it will be holding the 6th Annual Latino Scene Showcase in October 2018. The showcase will give writers and actors the chance to showcase their work to an audience of agents, managers, and network executives invited by NHMC.

The scene submission deadline is May 4 at 11:59pm.

Visit this link to submit your scenes:

Please review the following information on the selection and showcase process as well as the guidelines for your scenes:

Scene Guidelines:

  • Running time of the scene is 3-4 minutes.
  • Showcase scene should be written for preferably two, with a maximum of three characters.
  • Showcase scene can be comedic or dramatic.
  • Scene must have a beginning, middle, and end.
  • The scene will be acted out on a stage, you will have access to limited props i.e. chairs, tables. Please plan accordingly.

Selection Process: All are invited to submit a bio, resume and up to two original 5-7 minute comedy or drama scenes with no more than three characters by May 4. The scenes will be judged and the final 6 will be selected and notified by May 18.

Editing Process: Writers meet two times a week over a three week period in May/June to edit and finalize scenes.

Showcase Process: Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of LATC will then oversee the casting and directing process. There will be several rehearsals which includes the actors and writers. The scenes will be performed at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood during the month of October 2018 to an audience made up of agents, managers, and network executives.

*Please note that NHMC will need an approved headshot of you for our program. If you do not have a photo, you will have an opportunity to take one during the editing meetings.

2017 Latino Scene Showcase


To view pictures of the 2017 Latino Scene Showcase click here. Watch the individual scenes from the 2017 Latino Scene Showcase using the playlist below.

Evolution Fitness by Rafael Garcia
Directed by Fidel Gomez
Performed by:
Matthew Jordan
Marissa Ringer
Jay Phoenix

Pearly Gates by Jesenia Ruiz
Directed by Fidel Gomez
Performed by:
Alfredo Trueba
Melissa Rivera
Bob Rodriguez

The Mailroom by Joseph Ferrante
Directed by Sal Lopez
Performed by:
Peter Pasco
Brian Molina
Eddie Ruiz

M.I.A. by Renier Murillo
Directed by Sylvia Blush
Performed by:
Julian Ortega
Abigail Arnold-Ochs
Carla Olivas
Nisalda Gonzalez

Mari and Damian by Janine Salinas Schoenberg
Directed by Sal Lopez
Performed by:
Yvonne Angulo
James Cavlo

Call Me Daddy by Brian Otaño
Directed by Sylvia Blush
Performed by:
Myrna Velasco
Frankie Rodriguez
Ray Lopez
Michelle Castillo

Bits and Pieces by Carlos Cisco
Directed by Fidel Gomez
Performed by:
Roland Ruiz
Huge Carbajal

View past galas on flickr & Youtube