NHMC's Series Scriptwriters Program

Welcome SSP 2023 Cohorts!

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has announced 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.

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, National Hispanic Media Coalition. “This group of writers represent a new generation of Latine 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 shifted 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 Muñoz
- Jeanette Dilone
- K. Broch
- Natalie Wood
- Paloma Lamb
- Ruben Mendive
- Sofia Brown de Lopez
- Victoria de la Concha
- 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.

Program Running Dates: 10/16/23 - 12/9/23
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About Our Scriptwriters Program

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

Ten diverse Latinx writers nationwide are selected for a five-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, beginning with our partners at ABC & NBC. Over the 5-week duration writers work with a professional writing mentor, meet and speak with professional industry writers, and build a community of Latinx writers. The program is officially conducted virtually.

Our writers have worked on shows that can be viewed on Netflix, CW, NBCUniversal, HBOMax, Hulu, ViacomCBS, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and more.

Meet Some of our Alumni

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Ana Maria Defillo
April M. Sanchez
Carmen Corral
Eli Vazquez
Writer, Director
Henry Alexander Kelly
Comedy Writer
Jorge Rivera
Jorge Thomson
Showrunner's Assistant
Linda Fleur Sweigart
Linzy Beltran
Luis R. Quintero
Director, Producer, Writer
Michel Lichand
Rolando Gomez
Producer, Writer
Solange Morales
Yasmine Campbell

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National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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