TV Writer Jorge Ramirez-Martinez is a trailblazer! As a first-gen college student, he carved a path to success in Hollywood, Calif. by earning an MFA in Film Production from the illustrious University of Southern California. Starting out as an assistant on film sets, Jorge soon found himself disheartened by industry’s stereotypical portrayals of Mexican-Americans. Fueled by a fierce determination, he pivoted from assisting to activism and delved deep into the art of writing, ultimately launching a transformative screenwriting career. His mission? To infuse the screen with authentic, culturally rich depictions of Mexican-American life. From his heartfelt short film Amor Familiar to the mesmerizing journey of Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series, Jorge’s pen wields unforgettable stories that resonate with the essence of pride, passion, and perseverance. We’re not just cheering him on from the sidelines—we’re his partner in financial triumphs, too! Dive into our chat with Jorge in our new Member Stories spotlight and prepare to be inspired!
What is the key to finding success in the entertainment industry?
“The key to success in the entertainment industry is to be yourself, be kind to others, and work hard.”
What inspired you to become a TV Writer?
“I was inspired to be a TV writer by the opportunity to create characters people fall in love with.”
How does First Entertainment benefit you as a creator of entertainment?
“First Entertainment has low-interest rates for loans that artists need, such as finding an affordable car loan to be able to get to and from TV sets. The credit union goes above and beyond to take care of its members. And I love knowing that my hard-earned money is safe while I’m writing.”
What has your experience been like using our digital banking?
“I enjoy the convenience of digital banking because it’s easy to use on the go.”
First Entertainment Credit Union membership is comprised of the people in entertainment whose individual stories are as unique as they are inspiring. Our Member Stories series* highlights these extraordinary stories. Building a network of supportive partnerships contributes to your story and can make all the difference in feeling a sense of genuinely belonging. At First Entertainment, you belong here and Your Story Matters™.
Testimonials are provided as a means for members to share their experiences. Individual experiences and results may vary. Membership eligibility is required.