The Latinx List
Under the partnership, Hulu plans to offer a WGA minimum blind pilot script deal to two of the writers or writing teams selected for the inaugural Latinx TV List. On top of that, Hulu intends to meet with all 10 writers selected.
“Franklin and The Black List do amazing work to advance great storytelling and storytellers,” said Beatrice Springborn, VP Content, Hulu. “We look forward to our partnership and know these fantastic Latinx creators will continue to elevate the work we do to be as diverse as our viewers.”
“My father always told me ‘Don’t tell me your priorities. Show me your budget,” said Black List founder Franklin Leonard. “With this, Hulu is putting some money and time where their mouth is when it comes to backing exciting new Latinx television writing talent. I can’t wait to watch what comes of it, and I hope sincerely that other folks follow suit.”
“NALIP has always aimed to discover, promote, and inspire Latinx storytellers everywhere,” adds NALIP’s Ben Lopez. “Now more than ever, it is incredibly important to provide opportunities like the Latinx TV List to our community in order to have their voices heard. We are excited to have learned that Hulu will support this project and its mission to uplift Latinx creators in the industry."
What are the requirements?
- Writers should be Latinx and currently residing currently in the US - any country of origin or other status is fine
- Any kind of story is eligible and will be considered
- All scripts must have one Latinx character in a prominent, lead role
- Scripts can be bilingual as long as they are written primarily in English
- Original feature films, half-hours and one-hour pilots considered, no webseries, theatrical scripts or documentaries
- All levels of experience considered for submitting writers
- Writing teams are eligible as long as one member of the team identifies as Latinx.
- Scripts submitted should be as free from attachments as possible
In July 2019, as Deadline reported, The Black List partnered with NALIP The Latin Tracking Board, Mijente, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Remezcla and UnidosUS to create the very first Latinx List for feature screenplays.