Caitlin McCarthy – WIFVNE Member
What do you love about your work?
As a screenwriter, I get to “be the change” by creating inclusive stories with diverse casts. It all starts with the script!
What is your vision for yourself, female filmmakers, or the media industry in 2020?
I’m hopeful that female filmmakers (especially women of color) will continue to grow in power by hiring, promoting, and mentoring each other. When we band together, we are unstoppable.
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”?
Every time we pay to see women directed and/or written movies, drive up ratings for female led TV shows, or talk up women directors and screenwriters on social media, we are changing the lens. Hollywood notices how we spend our money and time.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!
Which women in the New England region inspire you?
Marianne Leone is the Queen! She’s not only incredibly talented as an actor and writer, but an incredible human being.
What film or series are looking forward to watching this year? Why?
WONDER WOMAN 1984. Gotta love a feminist superhero.
Attending any film festivals or events, and why you are attending them?
My thriller A NATIVE LAND has won Best Feature Screenplay at the 2020 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. As part of the prize, I will be flown to Alabama to attend the festival and its Awards Show, which will include a reading of a select scene from A NATIVE LAND.
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