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Erin Macdonald
Los Angeles, United States

Erin Macdonald is a tattooed one-woman career panel for an astrophysics degree. She received her PhD at 25 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland doing research with the LIGO Collaboration on general relativity and gravitational waves. After research (she left one year before their Nobel Prize-winning discovery!) she moved into public education at museums and colleges before consulting for the federal government (Department of Defense and, what is now, the US Space Force). As a product of "The Scully Effect" (women who became scientists because of the X-Files) Erin then followed her passion into writing and entertainment consulting where she could tell the types of stories that can inspire future generations. She is a recurring writer for the popular YouTube channel Extra Credits, and wrote and narrated the Audible Original The Science of Sci-Fi which was a top 10 bestseller in March 2020 while continuing to give talks and panels on the science of science fiction at a number of popular culture conventions across the country. Currently living in Los Angeles she works as the science consultant (non-exclusive) for the Star Trek franchise on all five current shows (since 2019). Throughout her career, she has found her voice in multi-genre character-driven storytelling while bringing levity and a passion for science to a room.

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
Amalgam One
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
Vector Course
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
The Observatory

Endorsements

WeScreenplay - Recommended for
Amalgam One
WeScreenplay - Consider for
Vector Course

Scripts By Erin

The Observatory
Two adventurous girls from Earth find themselves recruited by a group of aliens to travel and document potentially habitable planets under the radar of rival species.
TV Pilot Animation, Family, Sci-Fi For sale 32pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
1 reader loves this script
Amalgam One
While attempting to free his son, a high-ranking staff member accidentally wakes up five people who discover they’re trapped by an ostracized tech genius obsessed with advancing humanity among the stars.
TV Pilot Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 67pp
WeScreenplay - Recommended
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
1 reader loves this script
Vector Course
When a team of time-traveling bounty hunters are hired to retrieve stolen data, this group of women and a droid find themselves battling assassin squads and incompetent mob men to rescue the wayward target.
TV Pilot Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi For sale 45pp
WeScreenplay - Consider
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
1 reader loves this script
To Skye
Based on a true story: A young woman in the 18th Century Scottish Isles finds herself harboring and aiding the escape of the exiled Prince of Scotland.
Feature Adventure, Drama, History, Romance For sale 89pp
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