Much Ado About Everything
Caitlin McCarthy's TV pilot FREE SKATE just advanced to the Quarterfinals in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition.
This year’s jury is comprised of creative executives, coordinators, and development heads at HBO, AMC and Amazon Studios. FREE SKATE was selected from roughly 2,500 submissions. Semifinalists to be announced soon. Click HERE for more details.
A NATIVE LAND by Caitlin McCarthy has received another great review from The Black List. Highlights: "A NATIVE LAND clearly possesses a unique voice. It's an extremely entertaining script, populated with a number of diverse roles that actors would likely find both interesting and attractive. The screenplay’s ability to tell an engaging story while probing various subjects of social relevance speaks to the advanced skillset of the writer.... it's clear the project has potential as a low-budget crime thriller."
The Ontario Metis Family Records Center (OMFRC) gave Caitlin McCarthy a shout-out in their October newsletter re: her being named the Boston Red Sox's "Most Valuable Educator" last month. View the newsletter HERE.
While Caitlin’s name is very Irish, she is also of Metis descent through her Huron/Abenaki/French Canadian ancestry. Check out an article about her 8th great grandparents, who had the first official documented marriage between a Native person and French person in Canada HERE.
Another great review from The Black List for A Native Land Movie! Highlight: "A NATIVE LAND is a compelling script that holds the reader's attention throughout the story thanks to a well-crafted protagonist in Roxanne in concert with innovative plot twists." Learn more HERE.
Mass Cultural Council shared the following in its latest edition of ArtSake: "Caitlin McCarthy is being honored as a Red Sox Most Valuable Educator at Fenway Park (9/15). She’s among the authors of the recently published anthology 'Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.'" Click HERE to read more.
On Saturday, September 15, Caitlin McCarthy will be honored (once again!) as the Red Sox Most Valuable Educator. She will be recognized for her teaching, screenwriting, and DES activism on the field at historic Fenway Park during the pre-game ceremony. (Red Sox are playing the NY Mets that day.)
"Idol Talk" has moved up the charts to #4 among McFarland & Company's book titles, up from #8 last month. Buy a copy HERE and read Caitlin McCarthy's essay about John Taylor of Duran Duran.
Caitlin McCarthy will be reading from her IDOL TALK Duran Duran essay on the following dates:
Join Caitlin McCarthy at Newtonville Books on July 27 at 7pm for the release party for "IDOL TALK: WOMEN WRITERS ON THE TEENAGE INFATUATIONS THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES," with readings from Elizabeth Searle, Marianne Leone, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Caitlin McCarthy (among others). Click HERE to learn more.
The 2018 Slamdance Screenplay Competition shared first reader feedback about A NATIVE LAND. Highlights include: "Very nice work here. Roxanne is believable and compelling, the complex racial and social mess in town gives the story a strong basis for good themes about race and class.... Strong style and dialogue, an intriguing procedural narrative – good work!"
RESISTANCE has advanced to the Semifinals in the 5th annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, representing approximately the top 10% of submissions received. Click HERE for more details.
Two of Caitlin McCarthy's pilot teleplays – “Pass/Fail” and “Free Skate” -- have moved on to the second round of deliberation in the 2018 NYTVF Scripts Competition. Only the top 15% of scripts submitted have made it to this round of the competition. Official Selections and Notable Writers will be announced later this month.