Raymond Arturo Perez
Raymond Arturo Perez is a Los Angeles-based film and television writer, originally from San Antonio, Texas, who served as staff writer on Season 2 of Netflix’s Selena: The Series.
As a queer Latine writer, Raymond aims to further drive representation in film and television by telling stories of Latines, queer people, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. He is currently pursuing financing opportunities for his independent feature Ellie’s War on Christmas.
Raymond was recently a finalist for the 2023 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Writers Program and a grand finalist for the 2022 inaugural Starz #TaketheLead Writers’ Intensive with his pilot Chola Mom. In 2021 he was a finalist for the inaugural 2021 Out Loud List by Out in Hollywood (with his pilot The Only Gay in Waco), an industry initiative that spotlights the best unproduced stories centered around queer characters, written by proudly out queer writers.
In his continued effort to increase authentic representation across the industry, Raymond has partnered with various organizations like Outfest, Joseph Le Conte Middle School and The University of Texas at Austin to mentor young and emerging creatives with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. In addition, Raymond is currently an active member of The Clubhouse, a fellowship of gay Latinx writers aimed at fostering professional relationships and supporting writers in the industry.
Raymond’s industry experience also includes production accounting for television shows including Season 1 and 2 of The History of Comedy; 1968: The Year that Changed America; The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties and The Agent. He has also served in other accounting roles, including development payroll for wiip studio and writers’ room payroll for Season 3 of Apple TV’s Dickinson and Amazon’s The Summer I Turned Pretty. Raymond currently serves as production accountant for Paramount.
Raymond received a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film and Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014, and received a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in 2019.
When he isn’t writing at his kitchen table, Raymond enjoys dancing to an array of music genres including salsa, Brazilian funk, cumbia, merengue, and bachata – in that order.