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NHMC Latino Scene Showcase 2019

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El Portal Theatre

5269 Lankershim Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91601

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Are you looking for talented Latino writers, actors and directors? Then please join us for the 2019 Latino Scene Showcase presented by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and About... Productions on June 26th, 2019. The showcase will highlight six scenes written by Latinos and performed by Latino actors. A reception will immediately follow the performance. Don’t miss out on an afternoon or evening to celebrate and discover Latino talent!

Why Attend the Event?

Did you know:

  • Currently, Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population, have a purchasing power of $1.5 trillion dollars, and are 23% of all moviegoers in the U.S., buying more tickets than any other ethnic group.

    Yet, Latinos are still severely underrepresented in the news and entertainment media industries as actors, writers, directors, producers, and all other above and below the line positions. Latest statistics show:

    • Latino actors made up only 5.2% of all film roles in the top 200 films released in 2017 and 6.2% of all scripted broadcast TV roles during the 2016-2017 television season. (2019 UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report)

    • Latino writers made up only 2.8% of writers staffed on TV shows during the 2013-2014 television season. (2015 WGAW TV Staffing Brief)

Diversity matters, tap into diverse talent at the 2019 Latino Scene Showcase!

About The National Hispanic Media Coalition:

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.

About the NHMC TV Writers Program:

The NHMC Television Writers Program was created in 2003 and is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks. Modeled after the previously successful Hispanic Film Project, the program is a direct response to the lack of diverse writers in primetime network TV.

About About... Productions:

About…Productions creates original interdisciplinary theaterworks and educational programs that provoke new perspectives on history, humanity, and culture. The company is dedicated to generating new work through collaboration to create artistic and community dialogue.

Creative Director: Theresa Chavez, Artistic Director, About... Productions

To view the scenes, actors and writers from the 2018 Latino Scene Showcase please visit:

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El Portal Theatre

5269 Lankershim Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91601

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