Telemundo Develops Telenovela Writers Program

Nov 17, 2004  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal’s Spanish-language network Telemundo is creating “Taller Telemundo: Escritores,” a program designed to recruit and train the next generation of telenovela writers.

Telemundo is teaming with Miami Dade College’s North Campus, School of Entertainment and Design Technology, to prepare new writers interested in working in the telenovela genre and current writers who wish to upgrade or enhance their skills.

The program will select up to 30 prospective students from qualified applicants to participate in a 10-month instructional program in Miami. Students will receive instruction on the structure of telenovela writing and insights into the role of the telenovela writer in the production process, with a view toward targeting the U.S. Hispanic television audience. Telemundo executives will help with the students’ training, particularly during the first four weeks of the program’s workshops.

The application process begins mid-November and closes Jan. 31, 2005. The program will provide students with tuition, books, and classroom materials at no cost.