Writing Biography for Mark Mc Quown

​Novelist/Screenwriter/Playwright


Mark Mc Quown is the co-screenwriter of the feature, “PJ”, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and company. This film is partially based on Mark’s award-winning play of the same title.   Mr. Mc Quown is a published writer with several articles in the onetime popular magazine, Petite. 

Mr. Mc Quown has won many writing awards which includes:  “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, first place in the animation genre at The Santa Clarita International Film Festival in 1997, Quarter Finalist in The Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship in 1997 with “Pier 21”,  Semi Finalist in The Chesterfield in 1998 with “The China Tiger”,  Quarter Finalist in 2000 in Scriptapalooza with, “Jane The Legend of Mountain Charley”, Finalist in The International Family Film Festival 2005 with the animated feature, “The Cat and The Rat” (co screenwriter), Quarter Finalist in The Fade In Magazine Screenplay Contest in 2005 with, “The Missing Link” and  Quarter Finalist in The Zoetrope contest in 2007 with “The Sudan”.   Most recently Mark’s full length play, Resurrection Of The Snowbird was The Finalist next to the winner in The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado 2015,  and his screenplay, “The Contractor” (co-writer) has reached the Semi Finals of The Fade In Awards Screenplay Contest, 2015. 

Mark is also an award-winning playwright with over twenty-two finished scripts and with many of the plays produced.   He has an MFA in Directing for the Stage from The School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA.  He has taught playwriting at Pasadena City College for the Theatre Arts Department and he has taught screenwriting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles. 

Mr. Mc Quown has written a Fiction Novel titled Marlowe, about a mouse who meets eleven-year-old Cole who teaches him to speak and wear a suit.  In the end, Marlowe saves Cole, Cole’s family, his friend Corrie Anne and a small party of people and
animals, on an east coast island off of Virginia, where they build a castle and make their last stand to stay alive.  Marlowe is 116 pages of Action/Adventure and is aimed at the 12-18 year old market. 


This manuscript is represented by The Apex Literary Agency, Kirsten Schuder agent