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:
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 http://www.nhmc.org/documents/Writers_Program/WP09.pdf
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