CAITLIN MCCARTHY: Writer/Creator
Caitlin McCarthy received 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 Semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting; 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.
In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an English teacher at an urban public high school. 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.
FREE SKATE writer Caitlin McCarthy (on right) with her sister, former competitive figure skater and coach Erin McCarthy Shields (on left), circa 1977. Notice the Dorothy Hamill haircuts!