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Nilda Muhr, NHMC's Director of Programs and Special Events

Latinos in the Writers Room: Q&A with ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Sarah Hernandez

Author: Nilda Muhr     Date: July 8, 2014

Editor’s note: this is the first in a series featuring NHMC Television Writers Program graduates. NHMC launched its writers program in 2003 as another way to increase and improve portrayals of Latinos on television. This year’s application deadline is July 31, 2014. To apply and for more information, visit www.nhmc.org/writersprogram.

Sarah Hernandez, 2011 NHMC TV Writers Program graduate, currently a writers' assistant on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars

Sarah Hernandez (@FancifulSarah) , a 2011 graduate of the NHMC Television Writers Program, is a writers’ assistant on ABC Family teen drama Pretty Little Liars. The show’s 100th episode airs tonight.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

For Positive Media Portrayals of Latinos, More Latinos Needed in the Writers Room

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: June 16, 2014

Despite being the biggest media consumers, Latinos are woefully underrepresented in television and film; and the few portrayals we see are too often far from fair, accurate or balanced. As our our 2012 studies on media portrayals of Latinos showed, this has consequences on society: the most commonly-held Latino stereotypes run parallel to those reflected in media. This is why NHMC works to ensure fair and inclusive media portrayals.

Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

Welcome Jonathan Diaz, NHMC’s Summer 2014 Google Policy Fellow

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: June 5, 2014

Jonathan Diaz, Summer 2014 National Hispanic Media Coalition's Google Policy FellowThis week NHMC welcomed Jonathan Diaz, a rising second-year Harvard Law School student, to Washington, DC as its summer 2014 Google Policy Fellow. The Google Policy Fellowship program is a highly-selective summer employment program through which Google provides stipends to students to work on Internet and technology issues at non-profit organizations, like NHMC.  

Read more about NHMC’s policy work here.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

Have a Question About Diversity and Latino Inclusion on TV? #AskTheNetworks

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: March 25, 2014

2014 NHMC MediaCon, taking Latinos to the next level in the entertainment industry www.nhmc.org/mediaconOn March 27, 2014, for the first time in recent memory (if not, ever),  ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC’s entertainment heads will be together in one room discussing their diversity and Latino inclusion efforts, as well as the changing climate of broadcast television, during the keynote at the 2014 NHMC MediaCon, our annual event to advance Latinos in media and entertainment.

Nilda Muhr, NHMC's Director of Programs and Special Events

Get Ahead in the Entertainment Industry: Hear from Hollywood Decision-Makers on Industry Trends and Opportunities

Author: Nilda Muhr     Date: March 20, 2014
Taking Latinos to the Next Level in the Entertainment Industry, www.nhmc.org/mediaconThe 2014 NHMC MediaCon is next week, and it is the perfect opportunity for current and aspiring entertainment industry professionals to network and hear directly from Hollywood executives, marketers and insiders about entertainment industry trends and opportunities.
Here’s why you don’t want to miss out:
Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

FOX, CBS, ABC, and NBC Entertainment Execs to Keynote 2014 NHMC #MediaCon

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: March 12, 2014

Taking Latinos to the Next Level in the Entertainment Industry, www.nhmc.org/mediacon

Exciting news: today, NHMC announced that Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer at Fox Broadcasting,will be joining CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler (who is also the first Latina to head a network), NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, and ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee in a keynote panel session at the 2014 NHMC MediaCon, our annual event designed to advance the image and careers of Latinos in media, on March 27, 2014.

Sylvia Covarrubias, NHMC's Administrative Assistant

Attention College Students Interested in Entertainment Industry Careers

Author: Sylvia Covarrubias     Date: March 11, 2014

Eager to kick-start your career in the entertainment industry and not sure where to begin? Whether you’re headed towards a career in journalism, television or film, NHMC MediaCon on Thursday, March 27, 2014 can be a bridge to get there.

2014 NHMC MediaCon,  taking Latinos to the next level in the entertainment industry www.nhmc.org/mediaconAs a current student, I understand the pressure to figure out what you want to do after graduating, and how difficult it can be to do what you need to do get there, and how to plan ahead. NHMC MediaCon has provided me with invaluable opportunities to hear from top network executives, writers and producers discussing trends in the entertainment industry.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

NHMC #ImpactAwards Honoring Up-and-Coming Latina Talent: Emily Rios

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: February 12, 2014

Emily Rios to be honored at the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards GalaLast week, NHMC announced actress Emily Rios as one of the honorees for the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala, where we recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media.