Caitlin McCarthy

Caitlin McCarthy


Worcester, Massachusetts

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About Caitlin

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, now heading into production with Rhino Films and producer Stephen Nemeth and previously a “Featured Script” on The Black List website, Bitch List honoree, “Overall Top 1% All-Time” screenplay on Coverfly, 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, promoted as a “highly-rated script” by The Black List website and a participant in the Final Selection Pitch for the CannesFilms Unlimited’s Writers Residency in Cannes, France (partners include Canal+, Vivendi, The Black List, Festival de Cannes, Université Côte d'Azur, and the City of Cannes).

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 Gaels with Lynsey Murdoch (BBC Scottish Voices 2020).

Caitlin’s screenplays have won admittance into prestigious programs including the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab, where Wonder Drug was selected as an Alfred P. Foundation script and chosen for a live staged reading of select scenes starring Steve Guttenberg at the Hamptons International Film Festival; the Women in Screen Workshop, led by the Australian International Screen Forum in New York; the MTV/WIF TV & Media Outreach Program; and the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriters Lab.

Her essays have been published in anthologies such as Idol Talk (McFarland & Company, 2018) and Soap Opera Confidential (McFarland & Company, April 2017), and on websites including The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and Celebrities in Disgrace.

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. She was also featured in the book The Top 50 Indie Writers In The World by Del Weston & Theresa Coscarelli.

Caitlin is represented by Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management (BKM).


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