Carol Watson has worked in the film industry as a screenwriter for more than 20 years in both New York City and Los Angeles. Her natural inclinations as a writer are for character-driven stories. One of my original screenplays, “Strangehearts,” was in development first with Bob Hoskins and then with Robert DeNiro. Another original screenplay, “A Girl & Her Bomb,” a coming-of-age family comedy-drama circa The Cuban Missile Crisis, was in development with several major studios.
Concurrently, Watson worked as an “anti-bias” trainer in Los Angeles and Palm Beach County for the A World of Difference Institute, an international program under the aegis of The Anti-Defamation League. She also served as a training specialist in Los Angeles, working in “creativity” with people in mental institutions and homeless shelters. While teaching a Lynn, Watson directed and edited two video projects, “Catch the Enthusiasm” and “Portrait of an Artist as a Filmmaker, a Conversation with Quentin Tarantino.” Both are available to the Lynn community as instructional videos.
Carol Watson moved with her husband to West Palm Beach in 2000. She taught screenwriting, videography and communications at Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice, a charter school that opened in Delray Beach in 2001.
- B.A., Clark University
- M.F.A., New York University
Carol Watson facilitates a creative environment where students find access to their own voice and give it shape through the technical and artistic disciplines of writing and filmmaking. Students learn not only from her but from one another through a workshop oriented process of presenting work, feedback and revision.
- Sitcom writing
- Radio documentary writing
- Film production
- Film appreciation
- Graduate creative projects including feature-length screenplays and documentary film projects