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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.
RESISTANCE by Caitlin McCarthy has advanced to the Top 5 of The Film Empire's "Fempire" Screenwriting Contest. Next round TBA.
The WONDER DRUG script has won the Richmond International Film & Music Festival's Grand Jury Award for 2018 Best Feature Screenplay. Learn more HERE.
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.