Much Ado About Everything

Much Ado About Everything

Two TV Pilots Reach SFs in The Film Empire Writing For Television Contest

by Caitlin McCarthy on 10/02/19

Two original TV pilots by Caitlin McCarthy -- "Free Skate" and "Virtual Vida" -- reached the Semifinals in The Film Empire Writing For Television competition. Next round announced soon!

Top 50 for Table Read My Screenplay

by Caitlin McCarthy on 10/01/19

A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy reached the Top 50 for the 2019 Table Read My Screenplay - Austin! View the listing HERE.


Caitlin McCarthy on Oscars website

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/26/19

WONDER DRUG by Caitlin McCarthy is listed as a 2019 Academy Nicholl Semifinalist on the Oscars website! Click HERE to view the listing.

Harvard Business School, Black List & WONDER DRUG

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/16/19

Researchers at Harvard Business School just announced that "Black-Listed scripts were twice as likely to be made into films, with 30 percent of them produced, compared to 15 percent of non-listed scripts. What’s more, they also did better at theaters, with movies of the same budget generating 90 percent more revenue at the box office." Click HERE for full article.
 
Bodes well for Caitlin McCarthy's WONDER DRUG, a "Featured Script" on The Black List website!


Academy Nicholl Reader Comments

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/01/19

Academy Nicholl reader comments are in! WONDER DRUG by Caitlin McCarthy was called a "stunning and powerful script featuring clear, sharp writing." Finalists for this competition will be announced soon.

A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy reached the Top 10% in this year's Academy Nicholl competition. Reader comments included: "This was an extremely well-crafted and compelling crime mystery. It had a really nice balance of character development and intricate storytelling."

New Article about WONDER DRUG & Academy Nicholl Semifinals

by Caitlin McCarthy on 08/20/19

The Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA) has published a new article about WONDER DRUG advancing to the Academy Nicholl Semifinals. Click HERE to read the article.

WONDER DRUG Advanced to Academy Nicholl Semifinals

by Caitlin McCarthy on 08/20/19

Caitlin McCarthy has advanced into the Semifinal Round of the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting! Her script, WONDER DRUG, is one of only 149 entries to advance from the Quarterfinal Round.

 

During the Semifinals, four Academy members, drawn from a variety of branches, will read WONDER DRUG. From 10 to 15 Semifinalists will be selected as Finalists.

  

All Semifinalists will be included in the Nicholl contact list that is forwarded in the fall to agents, development executives, managers, and producers who request it.

 

The Finalists should be announced by early September.

Big Article About Nicholl QFs!

by Caitlin McCarthy on 08/17/19

The Worcester, MA Sunday Telegram has a big article about Caitlin McCarthy advancing to the Academy Nicholl quarterfinals. Read the article HERE.

SFs in Women In Film and The Black List Writing Labs 2019 Feature Residency

by Caitlin McCarthy on 07/30/19

A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy reached the semifinals of the Women In Film and The Black List Writing Labs 2019 Feature Residency. Learn more HERE.


Big News re: 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition

by Caitlin McCarthy on 07/25/19

WONDER DRUG just advanced to the Quarterfinal Round in the prestigious Academy Nicholl competition!

A NATIVE LAND also placed among the Top 10% of all 7,302 entries, but was shy of the total score needed to crack the Quarterfinal Round.


Tributes to Ann McCarthy

by Caitlin McCarthy on 06/25/19

Author and actor John Buffalo Mailer shared a heartfelt remembrance about Ann McCarthy. Click HERE.

Actress Juliet Landau wrote a lovely public message. Click HERE.

Jim Forbes, producer and "voice" of VH1's "Behind The Music," also wrote a message. Click HERE.

Remembering Ann McCarthy

by Caitlin McCarthy on 06/24/19

Ann (Arseneault) McCarthy, beloved mother of Caitlin McCarthy, passed away on June 16, 2019. Caitlin lovingly wrote her obituary. Click HERE

A NATIVE LAND Advances to QFs in The Film Empire's Diversity Mentorship

by Caitlin McCarthy on 05/27/19

A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy has advanced to the Quarterfinals in The Film Empire’s Diversity Mentorship for Screenwriters. Mentors include:

  • Lena Waithe, actress/writer/producer
  • Evan Moore, creative executive, Team Downey
  • Megan Spanjian, Television Packaging at United Talent Agency
  • Michael Lee Peterson, executive, Phoenix Pictures
  • Nina Fiore, executive story editor, “The Handmaid’s Tale"
  • Charlie Wachtel, screenwriter, “BlacKkKlansman”

Stay tuned for details about the next round!

Sisters in Crime New England Blog Post

by Caitlin McCarthy on 05/16/19

Check out Caitlin McCarthy's blog post "Say 'Yes' to Screenwriting" on the Sisters in Crime New England website HERE.

A NATIVE LAND Advances to SFs in 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

by Caitlin McCarthy on 05/09/19

A NATIVE LAND just advanced to the Semifinals in the 2019 ScreenCraft Fellowship. Semifinalists were selected from over 2,500 submissions. Up to four emerging TV or film screenwriters will receive the ScreenCraft Fellowship, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, lodging at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and a week of meetings, mentorship and personal introductions to studio executives, literary agents, and producers including Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, and more. Fingers crossed for the next round.

IDOL TALK Reaches Finals for Eric Hoffer Book Award

by Caitlin McCarthy on 05/08/19

IDOL TALK, featuring an essay about Duran Duran by Caitlin McCarthy, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award (an international competition that honors independently published books of exceptional merit). Nominees are judged by independent panels covering 18 different categories. IDOL TALK was “Short Story/Anthology.” Finalists represent less than 10 percent of nominees. 

FREE SKATE named Finalist for 2019 Athena Film Festival LA TV Lab

by Caitlin McCarthy on 04/17/19

FREE SKATE by Caitlin McCarthy has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Athena Film Festival LA TV Lab, hosted in partnership with the Stephens College Master of Fine Arts in Television and Screenwriting and WIST (Women in the Script Trade, formerly IRIS).

A NATIVE LAND Advances to QFs in 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

by Caitlin McCarthy on 04/13/19

Caitlin McCarthy's thriller A NATIVE LAND has advanced to the Quarterfinals in the 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, out of over 2,500 submissions. Up to four emerging TV or film screenwriters will receive the ScreenCraft Fellowship, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, lodging at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and a week of meetings, mentorship and personal introductions to studio executives, literary agents, managers, and producers including Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, and more. Stay tuned for the next round.

IDOL TALK event this May

by Caitlin McCarthy on 03/30/19

"IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols": May 10 & 11, 8 pm, at Firehouse Center for the Arts. Featuring readings from IDOL TALK (including Caitlin McCarthy’s essay about Duran Duran), with IDOL-related dance numbers created and performed by the acclaimed Exit Dance Company. Buy your tickets HERE.

Upcoming Talk at Emerson College

by Caitlin McCarthy on 02/26/19

Caitlin McCarthy will give a 1.5 hour presentation and Q&A about screenwriting to a BFA film class in Emerson College's Visual & Media Arts Department on March 27, 2019.


Photographer: Stacey Doyle