NHMC's

Sries Scrp

Series 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.C. 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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION PERIOD:  March 15th, 2021 – April 16th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.*

HOW TO APPLY

Complete an online application, a Walt Disney Television and NBCUniversal Release form, submit one writing sample of any type to include, plays, pilots, specs and books in PDF format. Television scripts are preferred.  Please note that writing teams are ineligible. You must be 18 or over to apply.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Writing sample in PDF format (only one can be uploaded)
  • Resume or bio in PDF or DOC format
  • Statement of interest explaining why you want to write for a series, in PDF or DOC format
  • Signed Walt Disney Television and NBCUniversal release forms in PDF or DOC format (be sure to download the forms from this page, complete, sign, scan and upload to your application)

 

*Dates are subject to change.

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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 Television Writers program open to all ages?

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

Can citizens of other countries apply to our program?

Yes.

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

We accept ANY original writing sample, but television scripts are preferred. This includes plays, pilot scripts, spec scripts, books, etc. There is no length restriction and only ONE writing sample can be submitted.

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

No, the judges will not provide feedback to individuals that are not accepted into the writers program.

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.

An NHMC commissioned poll national poll showed that non-Latinos primarily learn about our community from what they see on television. Currently, Latinos make up only 2.8 percent of writers staffed on TV shows. We need more Latinos behind the camera to achieve balanced and accurate portrayals of diversity in the U.S.