|Name||Genre||Bio||Level||Credits||Contact Info||Social Media|
|Henry Robles||Drama||Henry Robles is a screenwriter and playwright from the tiny West Texas town of Eldorado, population 2000. He is a first generation Mexican-American. When he won an academic scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, Henry not only escaped a life of serving burgers and swirl cones at the local Dairy Queen (actually, it was a Dairy Queen knock-off called the Eagle Dairy Mart) he also became the first of his nine siblings to go to college. It was at UT that Henry began writing plays. After UT, Henry moved to Los Angeles to teach first and second grade through Teach For America, a national service program. He later graduated from Stanford Law School and returned to Los Angeles to work as a litigation associate at various corporate law firms. In 2004 he finally broke from the law and adapted his playwriting skills to work as a television writer. His first job was on the CBS drama "Cold Case." He has since written on a variety of one-hour dramas and developed original pilots for Lifetime, You Tube Red, and Starz.||Co-EP||Rebel (ABC); Selena, the Series (Netflix); Urban Cowboy (Fox); Switched at Birth (Freeform); Persons Unknown (NBC); Traveler (ABC); In Justice (ABC); Cold Case (CBS)||Manager: Geoff Silverman, The Cartel - (323) 654-3333|
|Marcos Luevanos||Comedy/Drama||Marcos Luevanos is a gay, Mexican, L.A. native, NYU alum, former Los Angeles Times Style Editor who was once dumped, fired, and accidentally slapped all in the same day. He got his start in television lint-rolling Carson Kressley on Bravo's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and assisting Kevin Williamson on The CW's The Vampire Diaries. He has participated in the NHMC's TV Writing Program ('09), NBC's Writers On The Verge ('10), and The CBS Writers Mentoring Program ('11). He can be found on Instagram as @beyoncesbestfriend, which has yet to be disproven.||Co-Executive Producer||Love, Victor (Hulu) | Rutherford Falls (Peacock) | Charmed (CW) | Life In Pieces (CBS) | Telenovela (NBC) | The Game (BET)||Brillstein Entertainment Partners Brad Petrigala firstname.lastname@example.org 310-205-5145||Instagram: @beyoncesbestfriend|
|Danny Tolli||Drama||Danny Tolli was born and raised in Queens, New York, and is first-generation Argentinean-American. Shortly after graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he began working for Vin Diesel's production company One Race Films and their non-profit One Race Global Film Foundation, where Danny taught underprivileged students in the Dominican Republic the foundations of film and TV production. He segued into TV assisting Kevin Williamson on the hit series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE FOLLOWING, and was promoted to writers' assistant on Williamson's CBS series STALKER, where he wrote and produced a freelance episode. Afterwards, Danny staffed on the Shonda Rhimes-produced soap THE CATCH for ABC and sold pilots to Freeform and Netflix. Currently, he writes for The CW's ROSWELL NEW MEXICO, is the Co-Chair of the WGA's Latino Writers Committee, and is on the steering committee of The Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity.||Co-Producer||Roswell New Mexico (CW), Home Among Strangers (Pilot - Freeform), The Catch (ABC), Stalker (CBS), The Ropes (Crackle)||Agent: Melissa Darman, Verve - email@example.com. Manager: Garrett Greer, Haven Entertainment - firstname.lastname@example.org||Twitter: @dctolli|
|Steven Canals||Drama||x||Executive Producer||Pose (FX), Dead of Summer (Freeform)||Manager: Allard Cantor & Jarrod Murray, Epicenter||Twitter & IG: @StevenCanals|
|Alvaro Rodriguez||Drama/Animation (adult, genre)||Born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border, Alvaro Rodriguez spent time as a journalist and in academics while pursuing a creative career. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas and an M.A. in literature from the University of Houston. He has written features including Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE (2010) and LAST RAMPAGE (2017). He is the executive producer/co-creator of SEIS MANOS (2019), an adult-animated series for Netflix set in 1970s Mexico. He is currently co-producer on the Showtime series RUST (2020), starring Jeff Daniels.||Executive producer (animation); co-producer (drama)||Rust (Showtime); Seis Manos (Netflix); Chicago Fire (NBC); From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey)||Manager: Chris Mills, Authentic Management - email@example.com||Twitter: @alrodz; Instagram: @writeriguez|
|Moisés Zamora||Drama||Creator, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of the upcoming SELENA: The Series for Netflix, Mexican-American writer, Moisés Zamora, lived in the town of El Limón, Jalisco, until the age of eleven when his family immigrated to the United States. Six years later, he was accepted to Brown University, where he received a B.A. in International Relations. After graduation, Zamora moved to Paris to write the great Mexican novel in Spanish. It garnered him his first international literary prize, the Binational Literary Prize for Young Novel Border of Words. He was twenty-five years old. Later, he worked in advertising for eight years in Los Angeles while he produced and directed his documentary feature, which premiered at the 2011 Oaxaca FilmFest and received the award for Best Documentary by a Mexican Director. The love for long-form storytelling and film production led him to television. He has written for the Emmy-winning drama AMERICAN CRIME season three, and for STAR season two.||Executive Producer / Showrunner||Selena: The Series (Netflix), Star (Fox), American Crime (ABC)||Manager: Ben Rowe, Grandview||Twitter: @moisesthewriter|
|Elias Benavidez||Drama||Elias Benavidez hails from Mesa, Arizona, otherwise known as America’s “hot flash.” The youngest son in a Mexican-American family, he retreated to Los Angeles and gained valuable production experience on films like COWBOYS & ALIENS, RAMPART, and RUBY SPARKS, eventually transitioning into television as Ann Biderman’s assistant on the first season of RAY DONOVAN. He cherishes her mentorship as well as his exposure to drugs, murder, and adultery (all on the page, of course.) Currently, he's developing a grounded science-fiction drama pilot with producer Cathy Konrad. As a writer/director, he has several film and television projects in various phases of development.||Executive Story Editor||Resident Alien (SyFy), Siren (Freeform), Beyond (Freeform)||Manager: Danny Sherman, Thruline||N/A|
|Eric Reyes Loo||Comedy/Drama||Eric Reyes Loo is a Los Angeles-based playwright and television writer. Eric is the Producing Artistic Director at Chalk Repertory Theatre, a local site specific and immersive theatre. His critically-acclaimed play Death and Cockroaches was produced by Chalk Rep in 2018 and his new play This is Only a Test about active shooter drills will premiere in Chicago in May 2021. His non-theatre experience including running events for the French-American Chamber of Commerce and barking orders at high-level creatives at legendary ad agency Wieden + Kennedy. Basically, he has talked his way into every survival job he’s had. Eric received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied English, Theatre and Modern Dance at Santa Clara University. His mother would want you to know that he’s a product of a prestigious Jesuit education. Most recenlty, Eric wrote on Netflix's A.J. and the Queen.||Executive Story Editor||A.J. and the Queen (Netflix), Guidance (Hulu)||Manager: Adam Peck, Synchronicity Management - firstname.lastname@example.org||Twitter: @LooLoolicious|
|Jorge Ramirez-Martinez||Drama||Jorge Ramirez-Martinez is a gay Mormon Latino writer who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jorge recently wrapped as Executive Story Editor on Netflix’s #1 worldwide hit show: SELENA: THE SERIES. He was previously staffed on THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION. Prior to that, he was the Spanish script translator for USA’s QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Jorge earned his MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. While at USC, Jorge wrote and directed AMOR FAMILIAR, which won the Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Upon graduation, Jorge translated a memoir, REACHING FOR THE STARS, for publication from Spanish to English that was written by a Mexican astronaut from Stockton. In addition, Jorge produced three short documentaries for George Lucas about his life and work to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his film AMERICAN GRAFFITI. In 2015, Jorge completed the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s TV Writers Program sponsored by NBC and ABC. Jorge is a member of CLUBHOUSE, a fellowship of gay Latinx screenwriters in Hollywood. In his spare time, Jorge loves to go to thrift stores to buy used books, practice his Italian, and travel the world.||Executive Story Editor||SELENA: The Series (Netflix),The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)||Agent: Peter Jarvis, Kaplan Stahler Agency, email@example.com, Phone: (323) 653-4483||IG/Twitter: @jorgeiswriting|
|Victor De Jesus||Drama/Comedy||Born and raised in New York City, Victor began his career in film and television working for director Spike Lee as an in-house production assistant. He eventually went on to manage several of Spike’s music videos and commercials. That experience of collaborating with music artists, led him to a stint in the Artist Development Department at Jive Records. After a few years at Jive, Victor returned to the film industry where he production managed several indie films for directors Darnell Martin, Jim Jarmusch, Jonathan Demme and Nancy Savoka; just to name a few. Victor then decided to try his hand at writing, specifically for television, and moved to Los Angeles. He applied to the NHMC’s Television Writers Program and upon completion he was staffed on NBC’s Third Watch for three seasons. Most recently he's developed original material with Kevin Brown of Bender/Brown Productions and Edward Bernero. He’s currently developing with Endemol Shine North America.||Executive Story Editor||Brujas, STARZ 2019; El Asesino, Pilot Presentation 2019; SMILF, Showtime 2018; Criminal Minds, CBS 2010; Third Watch, NBC 2003-2006||Manager: Sheree Guitar - (310) 651-1900||Instagram: FrugalVic|
|Danny Fernandez||Comedy / Drama||Danny was born in Miami and is a first-generation Cuban-American. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, he has been seen as an actor Off-Broadway, and on Nickelodeon's iCarly, ABC’s Mistresses and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opposite Steve Carrell. After noticing the lack of Latinx representation on TV and Film, Danny decided to dedicate himself to writing that material himself. He quickly fell in love with writing and telling stories that were authentic to his experiences as a first-generation Latino-American. |
For the last three years, Danny has been the sole writer for the annual Imagen Awards, which included reworking the opening of Hamilton to honor Lin-Manuel Miranda and writing for Rita Moreno, Kenny Ortega, among others. Founded by Norman Lear, The Imagen Awards celebrate the positive portrayals of Latinx characters and stories in TV and Film. As a director, Danny produced and directed portions of Todrick Hall’s Visual Album, Straight Outta Oz, which currently has over 7 Million views on YouTube and reached #2 on the iTunes Pop Music Charts.
|Executive Story Editor||Diary of a Future President | Love, Victor (Hulu) | Grand Hotel (ABC) | CBS Diversity Showcase||Manager: Robyn Meisinger, Anonymous Content|
|Dioverd Danny Batista||Drama/Comedy||Danny Dioverd Batista is a Dominican emerging comedy and drama writer. He grew up in Washington Heights after migrating to New York City with his mother at seven years old. Through the joy of television he quickly adopted the English language, falling in love with the magical box and its transformative power. After working as a junior marketing executive at Showtime Networks and graduating from the Wharton School of Business, Danny moved to Los Angeles to focus on becoming a TV writer. He then worked at Creative Artists Agency before becoming Lee Daniels’ assistant and then a writing apprentice on Daniel's Star on Fox. In 2019, he completed NHMC's writers' program. Currently, he is a freelance writer on independent projects.||Freelance Writer; Asssistant to Executive Producers||Star (Fox)||Not repped. Direct email: Danny.firstname.lastname@example.org||Twitter: @Dioverd|
|Eddie Serrano||Drama||Eddie Serrano is a Mexican-American writer from Southern Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Eddie landed an internship at Killer Films in New York City. From there, he took on a series of assistant gigs on film sets where he developed his interest in writing. While working as a writers' assistant, showrunner Jeff Eastin took notice of Eddie’s passion for storytelling and made him an integral part of his writing team. Eddie's proudest achievements have been co-writing the series finale of WHITE COLLAR and completing the two-hundred-mile hike along the John Muir Trail. When he’s not writing, Eddie finds his inspiration traveling and spending time in his hometown along the southern U.S. border. Most recently, Eddie was Producer on SELENA THE SERIES (Netflix.)||Producer||Selena: The Series (Netflix), Graceland (USA), White Collar (USA)||Not repped. Direct email: email@example.com||Twitter: @serranoeddie Instagram: eddieserranojr|
|Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez||Comedy, Drama, TV and Features||BENJAMIN-SHALOM RODRIGUEZ (or simply, “Ben”) is a queer, Mexican-Israeli-American, Jewish writer, director and comedian. #Humblebrags include: selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, recipient of Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation development grant, Ryan Murphy Half Directing Mentorship Fellow, NHMC TV Writers Program Fellow, Fox Writers Intensive Fellow, and alumnus of Film Independent’s Project Involve and CBS Showcase. As a writer/director, Ben’s had 20+ comedic shorts produced - some playing international fests - 2 dramatic, award nominated/winning shorts produced (both of which played international and Oscar Qualifying fests), and created 2 sold out sketch shows for Comedy Central Stage. Before coming out as a full blown artist, Ben assisted the producers of DJANGO UNCHAINED, was a talent manager in Miami for telenovela stars, and a features exec for the Lionsgate-backed, 3Pas Studios. Ben’s also a filmmaker mentor with Edward James Olmos’ Youth Cinema Project, and a charter member of the queer Latinx writers collective, The Clubhouse.||Staff Writer||Stoned Breakups; CBS Diversity Showcase (CBS); Comedy Central Stage (Call Me By Your Sketch Show; Sketch Eye)||Manager: Carlos E. Hernandez, IKIGAI Management - firstname.lastname@example.org||IMDb: imdb.me/thebunrodriguez|
|Daniel F. Pérez||Drama/Comedy||Daniel F. Pérez is a Los Angeles-based writer with an interest in global perspectives and mythologies. Born to Cuban-American parents in Texas, he was raised in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Florida. After undergrad at NYU, he moved to Madrid to teach English in Spain’s public school system, and he returned to the US to attend UCLA's MFA Screenwriting program. He worked as a researcher on Netflix's "The Movies That Made Us", and he recently wrote on a comedy pilot for Jackie Cruz ("Orange is the New Black") to star in and produce. Daniel most recently worked as Writer’s Assistant on HBO’s Euphoria for seasons 1 and 2.||Staff Writer||Euphoria (HBO)||Manager: Jonathan Knight, Silver Linging Entertainment||Instagram: mrdannyfern|
|Dee Rivera||Comedy/Drama||Dee Rivera (UCLA MFA ‘17) is a screenwriter hailing from the rainy small town of Lantana, Florida. His background growing up a queer, weird Puerto Rican submerged in a legacy of machismo and alcoholism during the rise of the internet irrevocably influenced his work, imbuing it with an intersectional flair and depressing, medicated sense of humor. Ultimately, he hopes to succeed as an independent filmmaker, writer, maybe even actor, and open doors for other talented writers who have been consistently denied a seat at the table. Rivera is currently represented by Joel Millner at Larchmont Literary Agency. He’s also great with dogs, if you need a sitter.||Staff Writer||N/A||Manager: Joel Millner, Larchmont Literary Agency - email@example.com.||IG: @deebauchery|
|Jess Camacho||Drama, TV and Film||Jess Camacho is a queer Mexican-American writer who recently wrote a historical drama for Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and is currently adapting the "Henry Rios" series of books into a pilot script for Likely Story and Anonymous Content with Kyle Patrick Alvarez attached to direct. He holds a degree from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts where he focused on art history, photography, and experimental video. In Jess' family shared experiences tend to become contested narratives, which informs his approach to story— individuated perspectives to the fore.||Staff Writer||N/A||Manager: Clifford Murray, Management 360 - firstname.lastname@example.org||instagram: jesscamacho|
|Mike Gauyo||Drama/Dramedy||Haitian American writer, Mike Gauyo, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and at 4- years-old moved with his parents to Boston, Massachusetts - - Don't ask about the legalities of their entry. They still won't tell him -- Mike then spent a good part of his adolescence hopping between schools, from all black to all white, honing his fluencies in both Negro and Caucasian, a valuable tool he's come to appreciate when dealing with people in his everyday life. Mike went on to graduate from The University of Massachusetts (Boston) with a degree in theatre, greatly disappointing his immigrant mother, whose only wish was to have a doctor in the family. After college, he moved to LA to pursue a writing career, so of course, as soon as he arrived, he spent 2 years in reality TV. He worked as an assistant on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The MTV Awards, and The Emmys. He later transitioned into scripted when Issa Rae presented him with an opportunity to write on her scripted Podcast series, Fruit, where he was staffed for two seasons. Most recently, Mike mike was a staff writer on Netflix’s new series, Ginny & Georgia.||Staff Writer||Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)||Agent: Brad Rosenfeld & Karen Kirkland, Culture Creative. Manager: Lauren Dineley & Michaal Classen, Writ Large||IG: B.L.A.C.K.B.O.Y.W.R.I.T.E.S|
|Raymond Arturo Perez||Drama/Comedy||Raymond Arturo Perez is a Mexican American brown nerd from San Antonio, Texas. He earned his nerdom through his seven years in band as an alto saxophonist and two years as a drum major. He considers himself a late 90s/early 2000s gay Latino Drew Barrymore in that his characters often think they have to be like the cool kids, only to discover that their power is in being their authentic nerdy selves.
Originally from Glendora, California, Raymond’s former gang-affiliated and orphaned mother and immigrant father relocated out of the streets of Azusa in the early 90s in an effort to press reset on their teenage love affair and provide better opportunities for their son. The goal: graduate high school without becoming a parent. The result: an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute and two degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. (No kids yet.)
He writes to expand the film and television canon to include stories of Latinxs, queer people, and other underrepresented communities. When he’s not writing at his kitchen table, he can be found on the dance floor getting down to salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbias, or reggaeton.
|Staff Writer||Selena: The Series (Netflix)||Manager: Chervine Naamani, Rain Management Group; Agent: Danny Alexander and Maude Reilly, APA||Social Media: @byraymondarturo|
|Tony L. Gomez||Comedy (TV, Features)||Tony began his career in the art world in Mexico City before turning to writing and producing segments at Fusion. Since then, he’s trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade, written sketch shows, and has worked in the writers rooms of THE MAYOR (ABC) and HEATHERS (Paramount) - where he got to co-write an episode. He’s currently staffed on an upcoming Starz show, MONOGAMISH. His screenplays have placed in the Made in NY Writers Room, Austin Film Festival, Outfest Film Festival, and MACRO Episodic Lab contests. He’s currently a a participant in the highly competitive NHMC TV Writers Program for his script, “Veronica In The Heights”. Tony speaks fluent Spanish, and occasionally dabbles in German, but don’t ask him.||Staff Writer||Monagamish (STARZ) - Staff Writer; Heathers (PARAMOUNT NETWORK) - Writers' Assistant; The Mayor (ABC) - Writers Assistant; NHMC Writers Program Participant 2019||Marc Mounier, Management 360 - email@example.com, 310-993-2456||Twitter/Instagram: @gonytomez|
|Jimmy Mosqueda||Comedy / Features||Jimmy Mosqueda is a writer, California native, and lover of maple donuts. As the youngest son of a very eccentric Mexican-American family, he often finds humor in the awkward and embarrassing experiences of the everyday, like the time he bought a new pair of jeans for middle school but forgot to remove the size sticker, thus earning him the nickname “36 Wide.” After graduating from Stanford University, Jimmy did a stint as an early employee at Facebook, where he partied hard with Mark Zuckerberg and company before deciding that the Silicon Valley life wasn’t for him. He moved to LA and earned a living as an editor and post supervisor for years before transitioning to writing full time. Jimmy has participated in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive, Film Independent’s Project Involve, and the Disney-ABC Writing Program. He was a Staff Writer on SCHOOLED (ABC), and is now a Story Editor on LEGACIES (The CW). On the features side, he is currently adapting a Rolling Stone article with Ed Helms' Pacific Electric Picture Co.||Story Editor||Legacies (The CW), Schooled (ABC)||Manager: Joff Portnoy, Bellevue - |
|Eduardo Cisneros||Comedy/Fantasy/Drama||Eduardo Cisneros is a screenwriter and producer born in Monterrey, Mexico. He co-wrote and co-produced the number one Spanish-language film of all time, INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED. Riding that success Cisneros signed a rare multi-picture deal at Fox Studios. Eduardo recently wrote and produced the movie HALF BROTHERS for Focus Features. He also penned the script for upcoming the Sony International comedy DEFRIENDED (aka GUERRA DE LIKES.) On the TV side, he's the co-creator and EP of the upcoming Apple TV+ series ACAPULCO. Other TV work includes writing pilots for ABC/Universal TV and Fox/20th TV. As a film producer, he's worked on the upcoming indie drama THE OBITUARY OF TUNDE JOHNSON (TIFF 2020), as well as the indie drama TO LESLIE, with Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney and Marc Maron. Cisneros’ career started a young age in Mexico, as co-creator of two of the most successful Spanish-language comedy shows of recent years: “XHDRBZ” and the ratings juggernaut “Familia P. Luche.” He's currently working on the remake of the '80s classic SHORT CIRCUIT for Spyglass.||Studio features. TV Co-creator, EP.||Instructions Not Included (LGF/Pantelion), Half Brothers (Focus Features), Acapulco (Apple TV+), Defriended (Sony Pictures Intl)||Manager: Carlos Bodabilla, Valor Entertainment||IG: @incluso|
|Carlos Cisco||Drama||Born in Hawaii to parents who quickly divorced, Carlos would spend summers and holidays with one parent and the school year with the other… with the added twist that every two years, they’d switch who had him for school and who had him for vacations. This bi-annual sojourn between Hawaii and New Mexico lasted until Carlos was eighteen and from then on got to decide for himself which parent he’d disappoint that Christmas. Carlos always had a love for theatre, getting his start in playwriting, with plays produced in Florida, Portland, OR, and New York City, he shifted gears to television and film. |
He got his first TV Co-Credit on Hulu’s East Los High, worked as the writer’s assistant on “Teresa,” a show developed for Starz and is currently working his second year as a writer's assistant on Star Trek: Discovery. He's also recently dipped his toe into narrative design for tabletop role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. His work in that realm can be found on the DMs Guild. Despite mostly working in the world of soaps, his material skews toward “genre.” Carlos often uses his experience growing up as a perpetual fish out of water as a jumping off point for many of his characters. He writes about those characters on the periphery; those that for, one reason or another, remain hidden or fall between the cracks. Being bi-racial and gay has definitely informed this as he’s often felt on the outside looking in, straddling two worlds, and his characters tend to reflect that experience.
|Writers Assistant (Freelance writer)||Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access), East Los High (Hulu)||Manager: Sandra Avila, Inclusion Management||Twitter: @carlos_cisco|