Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators

A two-week program built to further the careers of Latinx creators in dramatic television

The Film Independent Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators is a new program created to support Latinx Creators, made possible by FX, in collaboration with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). Held over two weeks in June at the Film Independent offices in Los Angeles, this innovative new program will sponsor six Latinx Creators as they participate in a series of workshops, conversations and individual meetings designed to provide them with valuable support, insight on the FX drama programming brand and direct access to industry leaders.

The first part of the two-week Incubator will be a three-day intensive that will focus on workshopping selected one-hour drama pilots, deepening pitch skills, and gaining access and insights into the FX development process. Creators will pitch their original one-hour drama pilots to FX at the conclusion of the initial intensive. Over the remainder of the program, Creators will have individual meetings with creative advisors and executives to develop a second original drama concept that will be pitched to FX on the final day of the Incubator. A $3,000 grant will be awarded to each participant.

We are in search of unique stories that fit both the FX and Film Independent ethos of fearless storytellers with a bold vison to explore the human condition. This program is also specifically built to support and nurture writers in the process of developing one-hour dramatic series for FX. While we welcome projects that reflect applicants’ cultural heritage, we are open to all genres and subject matter from applying participants.


Applications will open on December 14, 2023 and close at 11:59 pm PT on February 2, 2024, with an extended deadline for Film Independent Members on February 9, 2024. Fellows will be selected in the Spring of 2024 and the program will take place in June.

For more information on application deadlines, please visit our applications page.

Who Can Apply?

Qualified applicants will be Latinx creators wanting to create compelling, fictional drama series. Previous development or past staffing experience is preferable but not required. Writing teams are welcome to apply. More details in the FAQ section below.

How to Apply

Applicants will be required to complete an online application, which will include essay questions about the applicant and individual projects. This includes but is not limited to:

Personal Information

  • Bio (300-word limit)
  • IMDb link (if applicable)
  • Resume (two-page limit)
  • Cover letter (500-word limit); tell us about yourself, how your background and previous professional experience make you uniquely suited to participate in the program, and what your overall career goals are in the television space
  • Previous writing experience (300-word limit); discuss your body of work, including projects developed but unproduced, and describe your career thus far as a professional writer
  • Previously produced and/or published work (if applicable); please provide valid link(s) and password(s) to access previously produced work

Project Information – including creative materials below for the original pilot. Projects can include optioned material.

  • One complete, one-hour original drama pilot script
  • Series logline and pilot synopsis
  • Series description describing the story engine and series arc of the show
  • Project status and history, including any industry exposure
  • Series proposal document that includes brief descriptions of the world of the series and its premise and genre, as well as breakdowns for the show’s primary characters and their first season arcs

Submission and Release Agreement

  • All applicants must sign and submit the Submission and Release Agreement provided to each applicant after submitting the application to be considered for the Film Independent Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators. Please note, you must complete this agreement separately for each piece of creative material, and collate the separate agreements into one PDF.



  • Where can I find the application? During the open application period, the application can be accessed here.
  • Can I keep my job and participate in the program at the same time? Yes, however you must participate in all required activities – no exceptions. These include, but are not limited to, orientation and project/career development sessions. Sessions may be held in-person or online.
  • Can I mail or email my application, including submission materials? No, applications must be completed online.
  • Can I apply if I am outside the United States? No, applicants must be physically present in the United States.
  • I am in the United States on a work visa. Can I apply? Participation is contingent upon your unrestricted right to work lawfully in the United States throughout the duration of the program.
  • Will Film Independent sponsor work visas for participants? No, Film Independent will not sponsor work visas.
  • What makes an applicant ineligible? You are ineligible to apply if you have received one Producer and/or “Produced By” credit on feature film produced by a studio.
  • Is there a first look attached to this program? Yes, if you are selected for the program, FX Networks, LLC, or its parent, affiliated, and subsidiary companies (collectively, “FX”) a “Right of First Negotiation and First Refusal” to license, finance, produce, distribute and/or exploit any audiovisual, television and/or motion picture project developed in connection with the Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators (the “Program”) and/or any elements thereof and all underlying rights and/or all rights in, to, and/or arising from any of the foregoing (the“Project(s)”), throughout the universe (or, at FX’s sole election, only certain territories), in perpetuity, in any and all media known or unknown (or, at FX’s sole election, only in certain media), and by any means and/or device known or unknown and all other material, of any kind and nature pertaining or referring to the Picture (“Applicable Rights”). FX’s Right of First Negotiation and First Refusal, to which all program participants are subject, is further described in the online application.
  • Can I make edits to my submission ahead of the deadline? Yes, prior to the deadline contact to make edits to your application.


Application Fee

The application fee is $35.

The Fine Print

Beyond the application fee, there is no cost or tuition to participate in any of Film Independent’s Artist Development programs.

Applicants will be notified three to four weeks prior to the start of the program, with interviews taking place in the spring of 2024.

Contact with any additional questions.

To learn more about Film Independent Fellows and their projects, visit our Talent Guide.