DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: National Hispanic Media Coalition welcomes 10 new Latinx writers to its 2021 Series Scriptwriters Program: Linzy Beltran, April M. Sanchez, Diego Moreno, Michel Lichand, Eli Vazquez, Ana Defillo, Rolando Gomez, Desiree Carcamo, Samantha Renee Cordero, and Linda Dillon Moya.
The civil rights non-profit organization provides writers at various stages of their careers with networking opportunities with industry pros with the goal of finding staffing opportunities and learning how to sell their scripts to top studios and networks. The program is part of NHMC’s commitment to making Hollywood a more inclusive industry by supporting Latinx creatives to navigate in a competitive market.
“NHMC is proud to cultivate the next generation of storytellers. We are always elated to see a new group of writers start this program. They are the future of the industry. From the next staff writers to your favorite show’s showrunners,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. “As we have done so for nearly twenty years, we continue to advance Latinx writers in an industry that has yet to fully utilize our community’s rich and diverse talent. NHMC is here to bridge the gap and connect the entertainment industry with well-equipped writers who are ready to tell authentic stories.”
Program alumni include writers that have gone on to write for series like The Umbrella Academy, Resident Alien, The Flash, Cruel Summer, Indebted, Generation, and Selena: The Series. Emilia Serrano (Mixed-ish), Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls), and Rob Sudduth (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) are part of the nearly 200 former cohorts who have gone on to have successful careers in Hollywood.