Tracy (Trai) Cartwright, MFA, is a 30-year entertainment industry veteran and creative writing specialist. She teaches, produces, and writes screenplays. Her filmmaking and creative writing expertise spans all genres and mediums, and her background as a business development and marketing consultant elevates creatives’ professional enterprises.
While in Los Angeles, she was a screenwriter, independent film producer, and story consultant and development executive for multiple studios. She was the Assistant Director of Leonardo DiCaprio’s online endeavors and the Manager for 20th Century Fox’s Mobile Studios. Trai currently teaches creative writing, screenwriting, and producing for a range of Colorado colleges. She is the screenwriter of Secret Ellington, and producer of docu-web series Hidden Tigers, and short film Sundown Road.
Whether as a studio level development executive or as a professor at Colorado’s top writing programs, her greatest pleasure after writing is in the development of writers. Trai has spent her entire professional life dedicated to elevating the craft and creating opportunities for filmmakers and writers of all mediums and genres. Creators are the single most important force in forging understanding and an illuminated pathway through this world.
Trai earned her Bachelor of Science from New York University and her MFA from the University of California Riverside.