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Category: Script Writers | Screenwriters
- City: Valencia
- State / Province: CA
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 91355
- Language: English
- Artist Contract: Non-Union
- Company Name: n/a
- Contact Person: Mark Mc Quown
- Work Phone: 6617140976
- Address: 25933 Sandalia Dr
- Website: http://www.MarkMcQuown.com
About | Description:
Mark Mc Quown is the co-screenwriter of the feature, “PJ”, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and company. This film is partially based on Mark’s award-winning play of the same title. Mr. Mc Quown has won many writing awards for the following; “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, first place in the animation genre at The Santa Clarita International Film Festival in 1997, Quarter Finalist in The Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship in 1997 with “Pier 21”, Semi Finalist in The Chesterfield in 1998 with “The China Tiger”, Quarter Finalist in 2000 in Scriptapalooza with, “ Jane The Legend of Mountain Charley”, Finalist in The International Family Film Festival 2005 with the animated feature, “The Cat and The Rat” (co screenwriter), Quarter Finalist in The Fade In Magazine Screenplay Contest in 2005 with, “The Missing Link” and Quarter Finalist in The Zoetrope contest in 2007 with “The Sudan”. Most recently Mark’s full-length play, Resurrection Of The Snowbird was The Finalist in The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado and his screenplay, “The Contractor” (co-writer) has reached the Semi Finals of The Fade In Awards Screenplay Contest, 2015.
Mark has an MFA in Directing for the Stage from The School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. Mr. Mc Quown is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, The New York Dramatist Guild, Association of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) and InkTip.com online screenwriter service.
Mr. Mc Quown has finished his 316 page, 110,000-word Mainstream Fiction novel, Marlowe.
1980-89 Artistic Director, Sirius Theatre Company, Boulder,
1990-91 Production Manager/Second Director, Purple Rose
Theatre, Company, Jeff Daniels Executive Director,
1992-93 Company Manger/Grant Writer, American Renegade
Theatre Company, North Hollywood, California
Film Actor, Stage Actor.
2002-2003 Technical Director, Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena,
2005-2006 Production Manager, Saddleback College, Fine Arts
Division, Mission Viejo, California
2006-2007 Free Lance Art Director, Assistant Art Director and
Production Carpenter, Motion Picture and Television.
Professional Director/ Playwright/Screenwriter.
(A list of Films and Television Shows is available on
2008 Prop Master, Girl’s Night, the musical from England
playing at The Coronet Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.
Art Director, “Unsolved Mysteries” on Fox Television
starring Dennis Farina
2007-2018 Adjunct Faculty, Theater Arts Department,
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
Education & Training
MFA Stage Directing, UCLA, School of Theater, Film and Television, 1974
BS Theater, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Skills | Talents
Union Actor, SAG/AFTRA & AEA
Awards | Prizes
Mark Mc Quown
25933 Sandalia Dr, Valencia, CA 91355
Starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo
Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Patricia Rea, this film had
a short theatrical opening and is available now on Netflix.
Winner, Silver Award Winner
International Independent Film Awards, Encino, CA
Screenplay Division, 12/09/2015
Winner, Wild Sound Animation Feature Contest, September 2017 – along with 8 Scripts from around the world.
Quarter Finalist & Semi Finalist, Fade In Awards, December 2014
“The Tahoe Signal”
Silver Award Winner, International Independent Film Festival
Encino, California, 2014
Finalist, The Telluride Independent Film Festival, 2000
Quarter Finalist, Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, 2007.
Fourth Place, The Winter 2006 Script Showcase Contest, 2006
“The Missing Link”
Quarter Finalist, The Fade-In Magazine Screenplay Contest, 2005-2006
Semi-Finalist, The Hollywood Nexus Screenplay Contest, 2005
“The Cat and The Rat”
Finalist, The International Family Film Festival, 2005
Quarter Finalist, Fade-In Magazine Screenplay Contest, 2004
Finalist, The Telluride Independent Film Festival, 2002
Winning Screenplays (cont’d)
“Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley”
Quarter Finalist, Scriptapalooza, 2000-2001
Quarter Finalist, The 12 Annual Network Fiction Screenplay Contest, 2005
“The Rocking Horse Christmas"
Winner, Santa Clarita International Film Festival
Animation Genre, 1997
Second Place, The Burbank International Children’s Film Festival
Animation Genre, 2001
“The China Tiger”
Semi-Finalist, Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship, 1998
Honorable Mention, Quantum Quest Screenplay Competition, 1998
Quarter Finalist, Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship, 1997
Quarter Finalist, Quantum Quest Screenplay Competition, 1997
Finalist, The Key West Independent Film Festival, 2002-2003
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Unions and Guilds
New York Dramatist Guild
Actor’s Equity Association
Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA
Association of Los Angeles Playwrights