Much Ado About Everything

Much Ado About Everything

"Soap Opera Confidential" on sale and rising on Amazon best seller lists!

by Caitlin McCarthy on 04/15/17

As of April 14, 2017, the Amazon sales numbers for Soap Opera Confidential have it in the Top 150 books on Amazon in three different categories! Caitlin McCarthy's essay "A Soapy Life" appears in this book. Have you ordered your copy yet? Click HERE to order.

Essay in Featured Exhibit at Worcester Historical Museum

by Caitlin McCarthy on 03/30/17

Caitlin McCarthy wrote an essay about the legendary Ralph's Rock Diner for the Worcester Historical Museum. Her essay and Ralph's photo shoot by 
Pure Style Photography are going to be part of the museum's featured exhibit.

A party celebrating this new exhibit, along with the 140th anniversary of the Worcester Historical Museum, will take place on Wednesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Details are below.

DETAILS:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Our history. Our future.
Toast the 140th anniversary of the incorporation of Worcester Historical Museum as the keepers of our shared past. Look to the future of the past in the exhibition "5O Objects of Worcester History."

Cash bar; hors d'oeuvres. Reservations: 508.753.8278

Cost: Be our guest!

E-mail: info@worcesterhistory.net

Forbes article about Caitlin McCarthy

by Caitlin McCarthy on 03/17/17

Forbes ran a piece about Caitlin McCarthy's writing, teaching, and DES activism, entitled "If You Want To Be A Great Writer, Live A Life." Click HERE to read it!

Pre-ordering now available: "Soap Opera Confidential"

by Caitlin McCarthy on 03/04/17

An essay by Caitlin McCarthy will appear in the anthology "Soap Opera Confidential," now available for pre-order on Amazon. Click HERE to order your copy today. 


Fellow book contributors include iconic soap star Thorsten Kaye, journalist Leigh Montville, authors Elinor Lipman and Ann Hood, and editors of Soaps in Depth magazine. 

Tracking Board writes about Caitlin McCarthy making "Top 100 Indie Writers in the World"

by Caitlin McCarthy on 02/01/17

Click HERE to read the article.

It's Here! "The Top 100 Indie Writers In The World Part 1"!!

by Caitlin McCarthy on 01/24/17

"The Top 100 Indie Writers In The World Part 1" is here -- and Caitlin McCarthy is not just in the book, but part of the ad for it!

Description: Part 1 of this iBook is "an introduction and study of 25 of the Top 100 Writers who are creating important works in the world film, screenwriting, poetry and more. These people are showcased via interviews, recordings, sample scripts and in depth questions about their history, their experiences, their processes and their lives. This book gives a voice to a new breed of screenwriter and offers positive attributes for both the reader and the writers profiled."

Go to iTunes directly to order, or click HERE to learn more.

WONDER DRUG honored on 2017 Bitch List

by Caitlin McCarthy on 01/09/17

WONDER DRUG just made the 2017 Bitch List.

This annual list spotlights the best unproduced screenplays that pass the Bechdel Test and feature strong female characters. 


Read press coverage HERE.

Book Tour in May 2017

by Caitlin McCarthy on 01/01/17

Coming in May 2017. Stay tuned for book tour details!

Caitlin McCarthy's essay “A Soapy Life” will be published in "SOAP OPERA CONFIDENTIAL: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why We'll Tune In Tomorrow, As the World Turns Restlessly by the Guiding Light of our Lives," edited by Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Stempek Shea (McFarland & Company, May 2017).

2016 - A big writing year!

by Caitlin McCarthy on 12/05/16

2016 was quite a year for my writing. Biggest event was landing my manager Barry Krost: www.tracking-board.com/launch-pad-alum-caitlin-mccarthy-signs-with-barry-krost-management-exclusive/

Other special moments include:

* January: My unproduced TV pilot "Free Skate" was named "One To Watch" by the 2016 WriteHer List: http://deadline.com/2016/02/weforshe-2016-writeher-television-script-list-women-1201696963/

* February: I was a speaker at the TV Writers Symposium 2016, held in association with the Woods Hole Film Festival and Woods Hole Inn, and hosted by TV drama veteran P.K. Simonds (former executive producer of "The Ghost Whisperer" and "Party of Five"): www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/woodsholefilmfestivalarchives/festival-2013/workshops/tv-writers-symposium-2016/

* May: The Guardian used one of my quotes as the headline in an article about women in film and sexism, and featured my photo and additional comments within the article:  www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/14/those-in-power-are-fully-aware-of-the-sexism-readers-on-working-in-film

* June: “Pass/Fail,” an original TV pilot that I co-wrote with Jim Forbes, made the finals in Universal Cable Productions' first Pitch Fest. The Deadline article references me ("educator") and Jim ("working journalist") towards the end: http://deadline.com/2016/06/universal-cable-productions-pitch-fest-winner-1201775821/

* July: I was named the Red Sox Most Valuable Educator for July 9. I was recognized for my teaching, screenwriting, and DES activism on the field at Fenway Park during the pre-game ceremony: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHRGHvjWE1w

* September: My minute and a half with Oliver Stone! Fast forward to 27:00 to watch it. (Ends around 28:52.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rC0qpLGciU

Also in September, a clip from my video entry to co-host "LIVE with Kelly" with Kelly Ripa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlxv7xZh7CY

* November: “Free Skate” was named one of the “Top 100 Pilots of 2016” by The Tracking Board (scroll to page 15): www.tracking-board.com/vote/LaunchPadAlumniBooklet2016.pdf

Excerpt: "What 'Black Swan' did for ballet, and 'Empire' did for music, this pilot does beautifully for figure skating. Smart, relatable, complex, and oozing with drama, this is the kind of soapy new series that captures an audience and never lets go. With a uniquely fascinating setting, and some of the most richly drawn characters we’ve ever seen, this peek behind the curtain of one of the most prestigious sports in the world offers viewers a glimpse at a world that’s far more provocative than they could ever imagine."

* December: "The Top 100 Indie Writers In the World Part I" is getting a Christmas Release on iTunes -- and it will include yours truly as #10. Stay tuned for details on how to order your copy.

As for 2017, WONDER DRUG is poised to move into pre-production.

Also, my essay “A Soapy Life” will be published in "SOAP OPERA CONFIDENTIAL: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why We'll Tune In Tomorrow, As the World Turns Restlessly by the Guiding Light of our Lives," edited by Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Stempek Shea (McFarland & Company, March 2017).

Thank you for your support. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and new year! -- Caitlin

Caitlin McCarthy included in "The Top 100 Indie Writers In the World"

by Caitlin McCarthy on 12/03/16

"The Top 100 Indie Writers In the World Part I" is getting a Christmas Release on iTunes -- and it will include Caitlin McCarthy as #10. Stay tuned for details on how to order your copy.

Two scripts advance to Final Draft Big Break Semifinals

by Caitlin McCarthy on 10/20/16

Caitlin McCarthy's "Madam Secretary" spec and original TV pilot "Free Skate" advanced to the Semifinals in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Competition. Top 10 finalists will be announced in early November. Click HERE for more details.

FREE SKATE Named One of the Top 100 Pilots of 2016

by Caitlin McCarthy on 10/13/16

FREE SKATE was named one of the Top 100 Pilots of 2016 by The Tracking Board. View it HERE (scroll to pg. 15).

The following is what The Tracking Board said about FREE SKATE: "What 'Black Swan' did for ballet, and 'Empire' did for music, this pilot does beautifully for figure skating. Smart, relatable, complex, and oozing with drama, this is the kind of soapy new series that captures an audience and never lets go. With a uniquely fascinating setting, and some of the most richly drawn characters we’ve ever seen, this peek behind the curtain of one of the most prestigious sports in the world offers viewers a glimpse at a world that’s far more provocative than they could ever imagine."




Announcement about Barry Krost signing Caitlin McCarthy

by Caitlin McCarthy on 10/04/16

The Tracking Board wrote an article announcing Caitlin McCarthy's signing with Barry Krost Management. Click HERE to read the full article. 

Two scripts advance in 2016 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/29/16

Two of Caitlin McCarthy's scripts made the Quarterfinals in the prestigious Final Draft Big Break Competition:


* Hour Spec: Madam Secretary: “The Personal is Political”

* Hour Pilot: “Free Skate”


In the past, Caitlin has done well in this contest: her hour pilot “Pass/Fail” made the Top Ten; her spec for “Elementary” made the Top Ten; and her spec for “The Good Wife” was a semifinalist. 


Semifinalists will be announced in October. Click HERE to learn more.


Oliver Stone forum

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/28/16

Director Oliver Stone joined Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, for a conversation about his upcoming film "Snowden" at the Harvard Institute of Politics. In a both informative and entertaining Forum, Stone explained the artistic process and difficulties of translating the controversial story of Edward Snowden into a film. 

While answering questions from the audience, Stone touched on his work in prior films, his motivation in telling political stories through cinema, and his views on the state of America’s government surveillance programs.

Fast forward to 27:00 HERE to watch Caitlin McCarthy ask Oliver Stone a question. (Her moment with him ends around 28:52.)

2016 Young & Hungry List

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/26/16

Caitlin McCarthy will be featured in the upcoming 2016 Young & Hungry List, which will be released by The Tracking Board on Monday, October 3, 2016. According to The Tracking Board: "The Young & Hungry List (is) comprised of the 100 best up-and-coming writers in the business, as voted on by industry professionals." Learn more HERE

Caitlin McCarthy on ABC's "LIVE with Kelly"

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/20/16

During ABC-TV's "LIVE with Kelly" on Friday, September 22, Kelly Ripa will reveal the Top 40 entries that are in the running to co-host for a day. Watch a clip from Caitlin McCarthy's entry, which was featured on "LIVE with Kelly" earlier this week, HERE

Barry Krost now managing Caitlin McCarthy

by Caitlin McCarthy on 09/19/16

Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management (BKM) is now managing Caitlin McCarthy. 

Krost is well known in the entertainment industry, both as a literary agent and producer.  He has been involved in the careers of some of the entertainment industry's leading talents, including Cat Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Richard Gere, Liza Minnelli, Peter Finch, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jackie Collins, Michael Scott, Stuart Ross, John Osborne, and Lynn Mamet.



Official Artist/Part of NYTVF+ Alumni Program

by Caitlin McCarthy on 08/26/16

Caitlin McCarthy has been invited to participate in the 2016 New York Television Festival (NYTVF) as an Official Artist. The invitation is part of the NYTVF+ Alumni Program. Caitlin’s TV pilot “Pass/Fail” (co-written with Jim Forbes) was previously a finalist in the NYTVF’s “Voice and Vision: The NBC Drama Challenge.” Click HERE to learn more. 

Upcoming Honors for FREE SKATE

by Caitlin McCarthy on 08/22/16

The script information for FREE SKATE will be featured in The Tracking Board's 2016 Spec BookHit ListYoung & Hungry List, and Launch Pad Alum booklets.


Photographer: Stacey Doyle