National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts Launches Latinx Story ARC Writer's Room Program
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) is proud to announce the creation of the Latinx Story ARC Writer's Room program. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from The ArcFord Foundation, NHFA will be developing a writing program that will help create a strong television and film Latinx writer pipeline. "NHFA is uniquely equipped to bring together the best and the brightest of next generation Latino writers," said Noel Greene, whose ArcFord Foundation has made this program possible. The ArcFord Foundation is a family organization named in memory of Noel Greene's grandparents: Andy Candelaria, Rose Norton Greene, Charlie Greene, William Alexander and Fannie Lee Ford. "Until more Latino writers are able to achieve representation and guild membership, Latino on-screen and behind-the-camera presence will continue to lag behind," said Greene.
NHFA's ARC Writer's Room will select 5 writers in 2019, who will attend a two-week intensive program with an experienced showrunner; followed by an additional two weeks to polish scripts. The goal of the mock writer's room program is to write a 5-episode television series that would be developed for commercial sale.
This program has the potential to serve as a real pipeline for the many capable Latino writers, waiting and ready in the wings, but lack the institutional employment to march up the ranks to showrunner," said Felix Sanchez, NHFA Chairman and Co-founder. "This writer's program has a precise purpose and focus that will open doors for more Latinx writers."