Karolyn Carnie is a graduate of the 2017 UCLA Screenwriting program. Karolyn is originally from Toronto Canada, and she exemplifies her roots in her work from Canadian topics, to stereotypical male worlds that she was raised in such as: working in a beer store for seven years, and being in construction half her life, as well as being a die hard baseball fan.
Since graduating, she has garnered recognition for her work through multiple contests, including winning the Television Pilot of the Film Electric Screenwriting contest for her drama pilot SLEEMAN, inspired by a true story of a family Canadian Brewery that bootlegged to Al Capone. Her feature GOLD MEDAL DOMINATION just placed in the finals in the STAGE 32 Comedy Screenwriting Contest, as well as placing in numerous other contests.
Karolyn is currently pitching her show LIQUID GOLD, about a family brewery in the 80's, to networks and productions companies, taking on family drama like SIX FEET UNDER and DYNASTY did. Karolyn works as Script Coordinator on the untitled SUITS SPINOFF, after working on SUITS as showrunner assistant for three seasons.
Her background is in production, where she worked on a number of other shows in Canada, including TITANS for the DC streaming channel soon to come out. Karolyn has also worked with acclaimed directors and producers while working on pitches for companies such as Disney, NBC, and others.
Karolyn has a passion for television and loves Network television, both comedy and drama and wants to make one person laugh when they're having a bad day. She knows shows that have inspired her to write like: WILL & GRACE, ALL IN THE FAMILY, and GILMORE GIRLS have changed peoples minds and given them information they didn't have before and she wants to follow in their footsteps.
Awards and Recognition: 2018 – Finalist Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest – “Gold Medal Domination” 2018 - Semi-finalist Screencraft Fellowship – “Gold Medal Domination” 2018 - Quarter-finalist Screencraft Fellowship – “Sleeman” 2018 - Semi-finalist Roadmap Writers Elevator Pitch Competition – “Gold Medal Domination” 2018 - Winner Electric City Script Competition – TV PILOT – “Sleeman” 2018 - Finalist Cinestory Retreat and fellowship – Episodic Television 2017 - Semi-finalist WeSreenplay - Feature – “Gold Medal Domination” 2017 – Quarter-finalist in Screencraft Pilot Launch - Drama – “Sleeman” 2017 – Quarter-finalist NBC Writer on the verge 2017 - Michael Wilson Mentorship in partnership with UCLA 2017 - UCLA TFT Executive Board Award 2016 - David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Fellowship – Nominee 2016 - William J Lee Philip Bell / Young and the Restless Fellowship in Television 2016 – Quarter-finalist in Screencraft Pilot Launch – Drama – “The Draft”
Feature Gold Medal Domination An FBI analyst, dreams of getting over her inability to read people to one day be a field agent, and a complacent Boston traffic cop that was forced into his line of work by his Chief of Police father, even though he has always dreams to be the next Scott Hamilton, will both get their chance to live their dreams when they are tapped to go undercover at the winter Olympics to thwart a terrorist attack.
TV Drama Sleeman Peggy Sleeman, a fair skinned daughter of an American runaway slave and a Caucasian Canadian man, has grown up and hides her identity to not endanger her or her family’s life. However, she is the brains of her husband’s brewery. As the family is faced with prohibition she decides that they need to bootleg to survive. They make a deal with Al Capone which could put all their lives in danger, or give them a chance at fame and glory. It’s easy to get in, but it will kill you to break a deal with the devil.
Human Error – After the pentagon experiences a leak in their weapon department, which leads to untested weapons hitting the black market, the HSI (Homeland Security Critical Investigation Unit) gets teamed up with the Pentagon Inventers to get the tech back before it falls in the wrong hands, but brain and brawn clash when both teams think they have the best way to get the tech back.
Liquid Gold – Currently being pitched to Canadian networks Set in the 1980’s, LIQUID GOLD follows Jessica Kingsroot as president of her family brewery. She deals with bias from all sides, including her own family who try to betray her for the betterment of the company. But Jessica isn’t herself if she doesn’t combat it with a smile and a sly plan that will have her on top and everyone else wondering how she did it. She will face naysayers judging her ability to run a company in such a male dominant world. Most just waiting for her to crack under the pressure or for her to admit she is in over her head.
The Draft The Draft follows Jay Sparks, a prodigy quarterback and his path towards the NFL. In his senior year he was meant for stardom but finding out he has savant syndrome, and that his dad is secretly doping him throws his entire future in jeopardy.
The Elite Josh is the best of the best. He is part of the Ranger regiment, and he along with three others are moved to a secret battalion believed to be extinct since WWII. However, when a fellow Ranger and friend Frank, who is not brought into the secret battalion starts doing some digging, Josh quickly realizes that the base is much more than secret missions, and vows to do whatever it takes to get his comrades off the base before they’re killed.
TV Comedy Emergen-C Paramedics, firefighters and police officers make up the emergency services of New Jersey. The cases are real, the feuds are real, the people are not. The emergency services are a hot pot of feuds, competition and incest within the departments. They all date each other, they all hate each together, and they all work together.
Parent This A single father is best friend’s with his teenage daughter who has just started high school, but he hasn’t yet told her he is dating her principal. While he breaks the news to her his absentee wife and mother to his daughter returns after twelve long years, ready to be a mom. How will he ever parent this situation?