New Partnership on Diversity Programs for Latinos in Entertainment and Public Policy to be Announced by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Televisa and Univision
WEDNESDAY: New Partnership on Diversity Programs for Latinos in Entertainment and Public Policy to be Announced by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Televisa and Univision
NHMC and Media Companies Kick-Off the First TV Writers Graduate Program
The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Televisa Foundation and Univision Communications invite you to join an event on Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:30am PT, to kick off their partnership together on programs designed to increase diversity in entertainment and public policy, where Latinos are still severely underrepresented.
Univision and Televisa will discuss their sponsorship of the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s first Television Writers Graduate Program at a time when the entertainment industry has come under increased criticism for its lack of diversity. The program will serve as a continuation of NHMC’s original TV writers program and include eight writers program graduates working on original scripts over a period of four weeks. Participants in NHMC’s original writers program currently work on award-winning and top rated shows on ABC, NBC, CW, Disney Jr., Hulu and Netflix.
The media companies are also sponsoring NHMC’s Policy Fellowship Program for law students to learn about media and telecommunications policy issues from a civil rights and public interest perspective. Students will spend a week in DC or Miami observing English language production facilities at Univision. Alumni of the program have gone on to judicial clerkships, the FCC, non-profit organizations, and law firms large and small.
WHAT: Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. and Univision Communications Inc., two of the world’s leading media companies focused on serving Hispanics, will announce their sponsorship of the first television writers graduate program, the Latino Scene Showcase, a writers database and a policy fellowship program in DC, run by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
Food and refreshments will be served.
WHO: Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 1st District
Alex Nogales, president and CEO of National Hispanic Media Coalition
Axel Caballero, Executive Director, National Association of Independent
Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc.
Alicia Lebrija, President of Fundacion Televisa
WHEN:Wednesday, February 3, 2016
10:30 a.m. PT
WHERE: National Hispanic Media Coalition Headquarters
Grupo Televisa and Univision plan to expand their existing program to provide opportunities for Latinos in the U.S. media and technology sectors with numerous partners, including NHMC. The organizations joined efforts to achieve two overarching goals: 1) Strengthen and expand their existing efforts to increase the pipeline of Latinos in media and technology; and 2) Develop and educate future media leaders and professionals.
The Latino Scene Showcase, presented by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Los Angeles Theater Center, aims to infuse Latino writers and actors into the entertainment industry.The showcase features scenes written by NHMC TV Writers Program alumni and performed by Latino actors before an audience of television network executives, agents and managers.
The writers database will contain information about all program participants for industry representatives who are interested in hiring.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that builds bridges, creates opportunities, resources, and connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry.