Monday, June 09, 2008

Tonight's Meeting & Save the Date Announcement

Just a reminder that tonight's meeting will feature retired Trinity professor and historical author Florence Weinberg!

The topic of her presentation will be:

"The Gold Mine of Sowthwest History: Researching the Historical Novel."

The meeting is tonight, at the Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing, and it begins at 7:30 p.m.


SLHW Founder and President Emeritus Ruben Soto will be coming to San Antonio June 25 to join me in a special Society meeting!

Ruben and I will be hosting Mr. Alex Nogales, President and CEO of The National Hispanic Media Coalition, based in Pasadena, CA. Mr. Nogales' is traveling from California to look for writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period to participate in the Fall 2008 Latino Television Writers Program.

If selected, and only a handful are, you will be required to travel and stay in Los Angeles from Nov. 8 to Dec. 13. A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant. Flight, housing and meals will be provided. Writers whose scripts show promise will be interviewed and mentored by network executives from NBC and ABC with the idea of placing them on a show.

NHMC reports nine (9) writers from previous sessions have already been placed.

There is a formal application to fill out, along with writing samples to submit. The deadline to submit is Sept. 2 and the selections will be announced Oct. 16.

For more information on this wonderful opportunity, please attend this special Society meeting on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing. Please help me in spreading the word to all aspiring screen writers.