NHMC's Series Scriptwriters Program

For nearly twenty years, the NHMC Series Scriptwriters Program has helped launch the careers of more than 200 Latinx writers. 

10 Latinx writers nationwide are selected for a virtual 8-week intense writers lab. At the end of the program, these writers will have either a half-hour or hourlong original series pilot, which they will pitch to industry leaders. Over the 8-week course of the program, writers work with a professional writing mentor, meet and speak with professional industry writers, and connect with a community of Latinx writers.

NHMC graduates have worked on shows that can be viewed on Disney, Netflix, AppleTV+, CW, NBCUniversal, HBOMax, Hulu, Viacom CBS, Amazon Prime, Telemundo and more.

This program is virtual, to run Monday-Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings over the course of the 8 weeks. On-screen participation in all meetings is mandatory.

Program Update – 5/5/23

Due to the ongoing labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, NHMC has made the difficult decision to temporarily pause its 2023 Series Scriptwriters Program.

We hope a fair and quick resolution will take place to end the dispute, allowing for both our industry to return to work, and so we may resume our more than two-decade old Series Scriptwriters Program.

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Your Questions Answered

Do I have to be Latino to apply?

No, the program is open to people of all races and ethnicities.

Is the NHMC Series Scriptwriters Program open to all ages?

No, you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the program.

Do you have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply to the program?


How much does it cost to apply?

Thanks to our sponsors, the NHMC Series Scriptwriters Program is completely free from the application to the program itself.

What kind of writing sample should be submitted? Is there a length restriction? Can I submit more than one?

Please submit a properly formatted script. We will accept the following:

  • 1-hour (max 59 pages)
  • Half-hour (max 35 pages)
  • Feature (max 110 pages)

Only ONE writing sample can be submitted.

Will the judges provide feedback on the work that I submit for my application?

Due to the amount of applications received, judges are unable to provide feedback on submitted work.

Will you return my application materials that were submitted if I am not accepted?

No, any materials submitted will not be returned to the owner.

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