Latino Writers Lab

Applications are not currently being accepted for the Latino Writers Lab

Presented by HBO, NALIP conducted its 2013 Latino Writers Lab this March with seven Fellows selected to participate in the four-month professional development program. The lab took place in Los Angeles for six days of skills training, readings, networking, and project mentoring. NALIP created the program ten years ago to help writers advance a project for sale, a script towards production, and their skills towards a career in the industry. 

The full list of the NALIP 2013 Latino Writers Lab participating writers is:
  • Gustavo Avila - Los Angeles, CA – Kingwood 
  • Kathryn V. Castañeda – Valley Village, CA – Service Connected
  • Claudia Forestieri – Los Angeles, CA – Mamis
  • Ruth Hernandez- New York, NY – Invisible Woman
  • David Perez – Los Angeles, CA – The Unspoken
  • Belén R. Ricoy – Topanga, CA – No Love Allowed
  • Oskar Toruno – Cudahy, CA – The Baby Job

The Latino Writers Lab™ is a professional development lab for mid-career feature and television writers.

NALIP hosted this six-day intensive workshop for mid-career Latino writers in Los Angeles, March 18 – March 23, 2013. This program is specifically tailored for feature and television writers as part of our new advanced Latino Writers Lab curriculum.  NALIP will invite a select number of writers currently developing new work.

The program is comprised of two stages:

  • During the initial six-day workshop, Fellows will benefit from mentoring sessions by industry professionals and a rigorous agenda that includes table readings of their scripts, panels, and pitching and writing sessions led by director/writer/producer and creative advisor Ted Braun.
  • The second stage of the lab offers Fellows the unique opportunity to work closely and consistently with their Creative Mentors for a three-month period following the lab.

For more information contact Benjamin Lopez, NALIP Project Developer at [email protected], or call the office at 310.470.1061

This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.