Talent Guide

Kaitlin McLaughlin

  • Discipline:Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2011


Kaitlin McLaughlin is an award-winning writer and producer living in Los Angeles. In 2011, she was selected to participate in the Screenwriters Colony Writers-in-Residence Program and Film Independent’s Screenwriters Lab. Her screenplay, The Murphys, received the 2011 Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay from the Nantucket Film Festival. Currently, McLaughlin is in pre-production on her independent thriller, POCHA, which she will also co-direct. In addition to her dramatic works, McLaughlin has co-written, Black Friday, a comedy about the busiest (and funniest) shopping day of the year.

McLaughlin is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She received a BFA in Film Production at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, where she graduated with honors. Her senior thesis film, Change, earned an award from the Biarritz International Film Festival. Before relocating to Los Angeles, McLaughlin taught film editing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Current Project

The Murphys (Narrative Feature)


When her Mormon husband asks for a divorce, brazen and wickedly funny Pauline Murphy flees Utah and returns home to Dublin for the first time in ten years. Back home, she must confront her uproarious Irish-Catholic family, her long-lost love, and the secret that forced her to leave in the first place.