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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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, 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 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).
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: 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.
A NATIVE LAND has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition! The semifinalist list represents the top 10% of all submissions. Click HERE for more details.
A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition! The quarterfinalist list represents the top 20% of all submissions in their feature film, television pilot, and short film categories. Stay tuned for more updates.
The screenplay for A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy has been named an Official Selection of the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival! Stay tuned for more updates.