Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Television Writers Program, sponsored by the National Latino Media Council

The 2009 Television Writers Program presented by the National Latino Media Council has extended its deadline for applications to September 14! Don't miss the opportunity to apply for this exciting program.

This program is not for beginners. It is for writers who can write at least a one half-hour comedy or a one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time. The program will take place in Los Angeles, CA from November 7 to December 12.

Each participant is expected to complete at least one script by the end of the five-week session, which will then be read by network executives. Those writers whose scripts show promise will be interviewed and mentored by the network executives with the idea of placing them on a show. Nine of our writers from previous sessions have already been placed.

A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant.

Flight, housing, and meals will be provided. The program will commence on November 7. If selected, you must be available to fly and stay in Los Angeles, CA from November 7 to December 12, 2009. Writing samples must be in English and television scripts are preferred. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. The deadline for submissions is September 14. Scripts will be evaluated and program participants announced on October 19.

For writing samples to be considered, please submit the following:
Program application
Writing sample (1) hard copy and saved on a CD (PDF format)
Notarized release forms
A paragraph explaining why you want to write for television

To download program application and release forms, please visit

Writing sample must be postmarked by September 14 and sent to:
National Latino Media Council
55 S. Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

For more information please call Acasia Flores at (626) 792-6462.
Program Sponsored by: NBC, ABC, Southwest

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Dan Williams said...

Great tip!

Alicia Guarracino said...

Does anyone know if this contest is only open to participants of Latino descent?

E Dot said...

Yeah, I believe you have to be Latino to apply.

We Really Didn't Think This Through said...

I was part of this program for 2008. You def have to be Latino/Hispanic. It was a great program to help push your craft in a writing room environment. Great speakers (execs, writers, etc.) and a great teacher.

Like any other program, it is what you make of it.

All my luck to those who apply, it's a great experience.