Mark Mc Quown 2016

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  • 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 online screenwriter service.

    Mr. Mc Quown has finished his 316 page, 110,000-word Mainstream Fiction novel, Marlowe.

  • Employment History

    1980-89 Artistic Director, Sirius Theatre Company, Boulder,
    1990-91 Production Manager/Second Director, Purple Rose
    Theatre, Company, Jeff Daniels Executive Director,
    Chelsea, MI.
    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
    Stage Director
    Artistic Director
    Prop Maker
    Acting Teacher
    Theater Teacher

    Awards | Prizes

    Mark Mc Quown
    25933 Sandalia Dr, Valencia, CA 91355
    (661) 714-0976

    Produced Screenplays

    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.

    Winning Screenplays

    Winner, Silver Award Winner
    Screenplay Category
    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.

    “The Contractor”
    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

    “The Sudan”
    Quarter Finalist, Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, 2007.

    “Graduate School”
    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

    “Dot Gone”
    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

    “Pier 21”
    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

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