Caitlin McCarthy received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College. An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin has two feature films in development: WONDER DRUG with producer/star Alysia Reiner and Oscar-nominated director Joan Stein Schimke; and RESISTANCE with director Si Wall. 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; and developing the TV series FREE SKATE with creative producer and choreographer Michael Masionis. In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an English teacher at an inner-city public high school.
All Hail Michael Des Barres: British Rock Star, Actor, and Renaissance Man
By Caitlin McCarthy
I met Michael Des Barres last year, after I had nominated him for the Legend Award at the Action on Film International Film Festival.
Loaded with personality and graciousness, Michael insisted that I sit at his table during the awards show. I even got to introduce Michael’s dear friend, famed indie filmmaker Allison Anders, (photo below) who presented the Legend Award to Michael.
Many of you know Michael as the black sheep aristocrat (French Marquis) who married the world’s most famous groupie (Miss Pamela of the GTOs). Michael has had a diverse and prolific career in film, television, music, photography, and poetry. Acting highlights include working with Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Gabriel Byrne, Beverly D’Angelo, Rosanna Arquette, Nastassja Kinski and Andy Garcia. A fan favorite, Michael scared TV viewers as Murdoc on the hit series “MacGyver.” Michael also played the biggest rock gig in history – Live Aid – with supergroup Power Station.
The press release below will tell you all about his new album ‘Carnaby Street,’ which will be released worldwide on July 10, 2012. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy. As one of MDB’s “friends” (that’s what he calls all “fans”), I’ve seen the first video “You’re My Pain Killer” – and it rocks.
“Carnaby Street” will be the bluesy soundtrack of your summer. (more…)