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 and a Semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (one of only 151 entries to advance from the Quarterfinal Round, with 7,102 scripts entered); and RESISTANCE, a script accepted into the exclusive Squaw Valley Screenwriters Program, which is 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 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 (most notably VH1's iconic "Behind The Music"); and writing/creating the TV series "Free Skate." Furthermore, Caitlin's TV spec scripts have won awards or advanced in prestigious competitions such as the Austin Film Festival; Final Draft Big Break; and Stage32. In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an English teacher at an inner-city public high school. Prior to education, Caitlin worked in public relations, where she fostered relationships with the press and crafted messages for companies that were delivered worldwide.
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!