Caitlin McCarthy was named as a Woman to Watch by IMAGINE Magazine five years ago. 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,” the story we are featuring here and now is heading into production with Rhino Films and producer Stephen Nemeth and previously a “Featured Script” on The Black List website, Bitch List honoree, and among the Top fifty screenplays and Top ten highest scoring women in the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition (out of 7,302 entries); and “A Native Land,” Academy Nicholl Top 10% and promoted as a “highly-rated script” by The Black List website.
In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an Acting MCAS/ Assessment Specialist at a high-poverty urban public high school with universal free breakfast and lunch. Before advancing to this position, she taught English Language Arts for sixteen years at the same school in Worcester, Massachusetts.
She was crowned senior prom queen at Worcester Academy, alma mater of legendary composer Cole Porter, Sixties icon Abbie Hoffman, and “Durango Kid” Charles Starrett.