(He/him) is a young mixed kid from South Los Angeles, who enjoyed escaping into good movies and television on a regular basis.
Carlton never dreamed he could one day do that as a job. Several years later during a business communication class at the University of Arizona, Carlton heard a classmate give a speech about screenwriting. The very next day, he switched his major from business to communication with the goal of writing and producing television and feature length films.
The following summer, just four weeks after completing his bachelor’s degree, he got his first job as a production assistant on a primetime show on the Warner Bros. lot. Following Warner Bros., he went on to work with shows on Nickelodeon, FOX and CBS.
Carlton's passion is to create unique stories with diverse voices all wrapped up in a thought-provoking yet entertaining package. To date, Carlton has written dozens of specs, original pilots, and features, placing in such competitions as The Austin Film Festival and Final Draft’s Big Break.
As Carlton traverses the screenwriting industry, he takes on writing gigs to keep his skills sharp. He was hired to write a CRM sales-focused interactive simulation for training and hiring practices where he crafted the story, outcome-based scenes based on player options, and wrote the dialogue for all the NPC’s (Non-Player Characters).
Carlton also recently published a short book of fun facts and the history of tennis. A passion project, Pocket Guide of Fun Facts About Tennis gave him an opportunity to learn about online publishing. Both of these projects had their own set of challenges, just like learning and growing in screenwriting, but it's always worth the reward. They both opened his eyes to the type of work that’s available to writers while we work like hell to make it in Hollywood.
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- Maurice A.