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Female filmmakers will have the chance to win mentorship meetings with a diverse lineup of industry pros. This mentorship will occur by the summer 2018 in person (in Los Angeles) or via video conference. The purpose of a female driven contest is to impart knowledge on the grand prize winner through the advice and expertise of professionals in film & television industry.
RESISTANCE by Caitlin McCarthy is a Quarterfinalist in the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship competition. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.
The Black List gave A NATIVE LAND a great review. Highlights include: "A NATIVE LAND is a riveting, complex, and engaging crime thriller that takes its time establishing characters we love in a community we care about. The result is an intricate detective story with deep, topical themes and a strong diverse female lead.... the overall story is strong enough to demand interest."
Caitlin McCarthy's essay “Confessions of a Would-Be Duran Duran Groupie” will appear in "IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives." Release date is June 15, 2018. A summer book tour is in the works. Stay tuned for more details!
Caitlin McCarthy has been accepted into "Approaching Walden," held at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. "Approaching Walden" is a six-day professional development seminar for 25 high school educators and graduate students. The seminar provides teachers with the skills they need to lead their students in a study of their home community. This place-based interdisciplinary workshop uses Henry David Thoreau’s writings and philosophy as a model. Through Thoreau's example of living deliberately, we can learn how to do so in our own communities and pass it along to the next generation.
WONDER DRUG is an Official Selection of the 2018 Richmond International Film & Music Festival. The script will be considered for competition in their FEATURE SCREENPLAY category, along with any Best of nominations it possibly receives from the Grand Jury.
WONDER DRUG is a finalist in the Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Winner TBA.
WONDER DRUG just made the Semifinals in the Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Next round TBD.
Great news! WONDER DRUG just made the Quarterfinals in the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF)'s Screenplay Competition. RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, is expanding to become more like South By Southwest. Click HERE for more details.
The WONDER DRUG screenplay just received another high rating from The Black List. Highlights: "Devastating, timely, and female driven WONDER DRUG is a dizzying display of cover up in America...The roles are juicy enough to begin casting...This is an awards circuit movie if done right so pitching it to the majors is the best bet."
Another high score for the WONDER DRUG screenplay from The Black List. Quote: "Powerful and moving, WONDER DRUG is an original and timely drama that will appeal to a widespread audience. With a fresh concept, this female fronted ensemble piece is sure to draw the attention of A-list talent and big name directors. This script has a strong message, complex characters, high stakes, and a well constructed plot. Certainly deserving of further attention."
WONDER DRUG has advanced to the semifinal round in the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition! The semifinalist list represents the top 10% of all submissions in their feature film, television pilot, and short film categories.
WONDER DRUG has been selected as a finalist for the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Judges will be selecting the winner next week; that winner will be invited to attend the festival and participate in a table read of the winning screenplay. Click HERE for more details.
WONDER DRUG has received another high score from The Black List. Quote: "This script is the kind of story that should be on the market right now. Its nature as a true story and as its prominent roles for women are likely to catch the eye of talent and producers."