Name: Amber McCain Graduation Year: 2020 Feature Track or TV Track: TV Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Bio: Amber McCain is a Black screenwriter hailing from Atlanta, GA. Before pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, she received an MBA from Georgia State University. Her intention is to participate in the conversation around identity and the human condition within her writing.
Her accolades include: 2019 UCLA Film Festival Drama Feature Finalist; 2019 Final Draft Big Break Quarter Drama Feature Finalist; 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab Second Round, Half Hour Comedy; 2019 Austin Film Festival Second Round, Half Hour Comedy; 2020 Sundance Episodic Lab Second Round, Half Hour Comedy (Dramedy)
Short Artist Statement: Character and female-driven drama and dramedy across various conceptual landscapes. Committed to exploring the depths and breadths of humanity, no matter the context or genre. In a phrase, I describe my work as deeply human.
Logline #1: TOUCH - Half Hour Dramedy - A woman in the midst of financial strain turns to professional cuddling to make ends meet, but the emotional demands of her clients force her to contend with her own mental health.
Logline #2: THE FLEA - Half Hour Comedy - When gentrification seeks to upend life as they know it, the merchants of a flea market engage in a war against the duplicitous actions of a developer seeking to take over the market’s co-op board.
Logline #3: WEATHERING - Drama Feature - When her sister passes away during childbirth, a lawyer takes on the neglectful hospital responsible for her death.
Name four movies or TV shows that inspire you: High Maintenance, Veep, Moonlight, In Treatment