One-On-One with Director, Producer and Writer Mattie C. Caruthers

Event Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 || Speaker: Mattie C. Caruthers || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

This event is with a Director, Producer and Writer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: directing/capturing the writers vision, writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, among other topics. See more details below.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events. Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.


More details:

Mattie C. Caruthers is a true veteran in the entertainment industry. Her career started in music at Little David Records, where she was an assistant to Monte Kay (founder of Birdland, and manager/jazz producer to Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, and the Modern Jazz
Quartet). Mattie was part of a small team working on all aspects of the record label, including artist development, publicity, and distribution for records by Flip Wilson and George Carlin, as well as groundbreaking television shows. The company acquired two Grammys and five Gold Records.

Mattie ventured into film and television where she eventually became a director, writer and producer. Her credits include Script Supervisor and Associate Director with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids; with Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air; and with Jamie Foxx on The Jamie Foxx Show. She was Associate Director on Let’s Stay Together, Cuts, Keenan & Kel, The Parent ‘Hood, and Sinbad.

Mattie worked with Norman Lear as a writer’s assistant, and studied under the watchful eyes of some of the industry’s most outstanding directors such as Andy Cadiff, Joel Zwick, Andy Ackerman, Jamie Widdoes, Shelley Jensen and Ken Whittingham. Her television directorial debut on My Wife and Kids earned Mattie a 2006 NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series, and a 2005 BET Nomination.

Mattie has worked on a variety of hit movies, TV shows and commercials, alongside Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Pryor, Garry Marshall, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, and Bill Cosby, among others. Mattie is the recipient of the 2007 Award of Achievement from the African American Film Marketplace and S.E Manly Short Film Showcase. Mattie’s work as a writer-producer includes the screenplay of the full-featured films Black Eye Motoring and Ring Bell Walk In. She also created the sitcom pilot, My Sisters and me and  directed and co-wrote the episode, “Who’s Coming to Dinner,” which was produced by MacMattie Productions.

Currently, Mattie is executive producer to singer-songwriter Torin Floyd; she executive produced his “Take Me Higher” video; directed and executive produced his “Sky High” music video. She has also written and directed a short film about Torin, The Interview. Mattie is the Founder and CEO of MacMattie Productions. The company’s mission is to produce distinctive and successful films. She is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.



Join us on the Second Saturday every month at:

Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Free Street Parking!
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