Keely MacDonald '12 — Production Assistant

Since graduation, I have moved from the wonderful state of NC to Los Angeles, CA where I now work as a Production Assistant on the ABC Family hit show "Melissa and Joey." This is the first step on the journey to becoming a screenwriter, as I one day hope to be a sitcom writer and showrunner. I also do freelance work for United Talent Agency doing screenplay coverage. I'm currently rewriting a short film that could potentially be produced within the next few months.

My experiences as an ICS major really aided me in that this major helped me hone in on the writing and research skills needed in this industry. It also gave me a global appreciation and cultural knowledge, which is important when writing and reading scripts in terms of reaching out to a wide audience. The impressive number of courses offered by ICS also allowed me to explore what I truly love, which in turn helped me make the decision to chase after this dream of being a screenwriter.