Netflix Joins Latinx 2022 List With Script Deals For Two Writers – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Returning for a third year, the Latinx roster has added some major streamer nerfs for 2022.

Netflix has now joined the scriptwriting initiative to offer minimum WGA script deals to two select scribes. With five original feature films and five original pilot scripts to choose from, the submission period for the 2022 Latinx List runs from today until September 2.

Successful applicants can expect to be notified shortly after the submission window closes. Scripts can be submitted here via blcklst.com.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Black List, ULP, NALIP and Latin Tracking Board in this initiative,” said Pete Corona, Director of Drama Development at Netflix. “Great storytellers are the cornerstone of great content and it further reinforces Netflix’s commitment to delivering stories that are inclusive of America’s Latinx community.”

“The ULP is delighted to once again partner with the Latin Tracking Board, NALIP and the Black List on this vital initiative,” said Gloria Calderón Kellett. “Latinos make up nearly 20% of the American population, but we are still sorely underrepresented on camera and behind the scenes. Opportunity and access can make the difference and this initiative does just that. So grateful to Netflix and thrilled to see all the talent that is yet to be discovered. »

“The success of scripts from previous Latinx Lists speaks for itself: Sundance Festival premieres, international cast, writers room staff, studio writing assignments and beyond,” said the Black List founder. , Franklin Leonard. “It is inevitable that the writers selected for the 2022 list will have similar experiences. Our job is to find the best possible writers and introduce them to the best possible partners in the industry to fulfill their ambitions. This is how we build careers and a better, more representative company, with better bottom lines and film and television that we can all enjoy.

Growing out of the reach and success of the blacklist, the Latinx list debuted in 2019. Unveiled at that year’s NALIP summit in Los Angeles, the inaugural list included the likes of Francesca Sloane in the 1990s. Headbangers and the Macro-product Blast by Esteban Arango and Erick Castrillon. The latter, a self-proclaimed “irreverent” coming-of-age drama, debuted at Sundance in 2020.

In October of that year, the listing announced that writers Dominic Colon, Juan Carlos Fernandez and Anna Salinas had secured blind screenplay deals with Disney-owned Hulu.

“As leaders of Latinx in Hollywood, we are thrilled to join our partners again in this initiative to highlight the talents and stories the industry should give the green light to,” Diego Nájera of the Latin Tracking Board says to About the 2022 Latinx roster hopefuls.

“Access, storytelling, and career advancement are central to NALIP’s work, and we’re excited about the careers unfolding for former Latinx List writers,” added ALIP’s Board Chair. , Karla Pita Loor. “We can’t wait to see the stories that come out of this year’s powerful collaboration with the Latin Tracking Board, The Untitled Latinx Project and The Black List.”

To that end, see the requirements for this year’s Latinx list submissions below:

  • Writers must be Latinx and currently reside in the United States – any country of origin or other status is fine
  • Any type of story is eligible and will be considered
  • All scripts must have a Latinx character in a leading lead role
  • Scripts can be bilingual as long as they are written primarily in English
  • Original feature films, half-hour and hour-long pilots being considered, no web series or documentaries
  • All levels of experience considered for writer submission
  • Writing teams are eligible as long as a team member identifies as Latinx
  • Submitted scripts should be as free of attachments as possible
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