Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 09:05

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, and the National Latino Media Council, NLMC have once again selected writers to this years class of its Television Writers Program out of nearly 200 applicants:

The NHMC/NLMC Television Writers Program is an intensive scriptwriters workshop which prepares and places Latinos in writing jobs at major English language television networks.

We are told the NHMC/NLMC Television Writers Program is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of specific shows that are currently on the air. This five-week, total immersion workshop is mentored and guided by former NBC V.P of Script Development, Geoff Harris. The workshop is conducted in Burbank, CA, and a total of 10 writers are recruited nationwide from established network of NHMC chapters, other non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations.

If the goal is to provide writers with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry. "The program directly responds to the lack of diverse writers in primetime network TV with the idea that if there are more diverse writers present at the writer's table, when will more diversity will be reflected on the screen?

This NLMC Writers Program was created in accordance to NHMC's mission to improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed by the media and increase the number of American Latinos employed in all facets of the media industry. The programs has been funded by the networks for nearly 10 years. Where are those results?