Worcester, MA, USA
Caitlin McCarthy earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best graduate programs in the country. An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin has written feature screenplays including: WONDER DRUG, a "Featured Script" on The Black List website, Bitch List honoree, and among the Top 50 screenplays and Top 10 highest scoring women in the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition (out of 7,302 entries); A NATIVE LAND, Academy Nicholl Top 10% and promoted as a "highly-rated script" by The Black List website; and RESISTANCE, a script accepted into the exclusive Squaw Valley Screenwriters Program, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Caitlin is also writing/creating the TV series "Free Skate," named "One To Watch" on WeForShe's WriteHer List; and partnering on writing/creating the TV series "Pass/Fail" with Jim Forbes (a multiple Emmy, ALMA, AP and Golden Mic award-winning writer, producer, correspondent, and narrator). Caitlin has been recognized as an "Intelligent Optimist" by Ode Magazine; a "Woman to Watch" by Imagine Magazine; a "Person to Watch" by The Pulse Magazine; a "Woman To Watch" by Forty Over 40; and a "Red Sox Most Valuable Educator" twice by the Boston Red Sox. Caitlin won an MTA Human and Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association; and a “Service to Community” Alumni Award from Regis College. She was nominated twice (in 2011 and 2012) for a Presidential Citizens Medal for her work on the DES (diethylstilbestrol) tragedy. Caitlin was also a Fellowship Grant Recipient from the Worcester Arts Council; and a finalist for the Artist Fellowships Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which provided her with a financial award. In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an English Language Arts Instructor at a high-poverty urban public high school with universal free breakfast and lunch. Prior to education, she worked in public relations, where she fostered relationships with the press and crafted messages for companies that were delivered worldwide. Caitlin is represented by Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management (BKM).