Ed performing at a Moth GrandSLAM event at The Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Ed performing at a Moth GrandSLAM event at The Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

About

Ed McCarthy is a writer, storyteller, and producer living in Los Angeles. 

Over the last year, he’s been a finalist in Film Independent’s Episodic Lab, his pilots have reached the semis in the Cinequest Screenplay Competition and the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition, and he was a second rounder three times over in the Austin Film Festival (AMC One-Hour Pilot competition, One-Hour Spec, and Short Screenplay). 

An accomplished storyteller, Ed has appeared on various stages throughout Los Angeles. He’s won The Moth and has been featured on its weekly The Moth Radio Hour. 

Ed has extensive experience developing and producing content. He ran development on film and television incubators in partnership with Josh Hutcherson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Treem, Betty Thomas, Kasi Lemmons, The Black List, and Condé Nast. He’s created branded content and has been a creative and line producer on a number of innovative scripted projects. 

Recently, Ed finished post on his award-winning short They Fall Fast and hopes it will be making the festival circuit at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019. 

A former English teacher and administrator at the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the school that inspired the film and TV series Fame), Ed earned his MFA in Creative Writing at American University. 

One of Ed’s life goals is to get Paula Abdul to read a piece of creative nonfiction he wrote about her. Click here to read. Who can help him out?