About Andrea Clinton

 

Screenwriter

Andrea Clinton has been writing screenplays for over 30 years. Between 2001 – 2004, Andrea wrote and produced several short films. After raising her kids, becoming an author and attaining a MA in theatre, Andrea decided to return to her first love, screenplay writing.
In 2016, Andrea was script supervisor and producer for the short film “Red Lake,” by Eddie-Yasin, which went on to win Best Film and Best Cinematography in UPU Film Festival. Her own short film, “There Comes a Time,” was accepted in the festival, nominated, and won for Best Actress. 
Andrea Clinton has a BFA degree in English and Film with a concentration in creative writing and filmmaking.  After graduation, Andrea went on to write film theory and thereafter was the Entertainment Editor of: The Scroll, and thereafter AMISTAD newspaper where she wrote film theory and celebrity commentary.

Director

With a degree in Film, Andrea directs film, using her diverse and creative skills to entertain and contribute to the art of filmmaking. With 14 years of film production experience, and 20 years of experience in film theory and studies, Andrea has directed several short films. She’s also directed a documentary with several other documentary projects in the near future.  Future projects include:

  • TRACY

  • The Parcel Man

  • Building 313

  • Various other shorts in: Avant Garde, Realism/Naturalism, Surrealism and experimental.

Producer

Loving the Entertainment industry, Andrea has produced Film, Theatre and most recent, Variety Shows. Andrea loves to shed light on issues via entertainment.

Editor

Andrea has 13 years experience in editing. She’s edited:

  • short films
  • theatrical plays
  • documentaries
  • avant garde pieces
  • music videos
  • experimental film
“Life isn’t out to get you personally, it just doesn’t know boundaries.”

Andrea Clinton is a Writer/Director/Producer of both Film, TV & Theatre. She’s the niece of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s George Clinton of the funk band Parliament/Funkadelic and she writes with the same creative knack…

In 2020, Andrea has been accepted into more film and theatre festivals for her work. She is the recipient of a residency at Rutgers University, Express Newark where she will continue using facilities to work on development H.I.T.S. film & Documentary on human trafficking, panel discussions and interviews on issues that affect everyday people. Andrea also concludes the first season of Cassidy series, a dramedy that explores the devil that is menopause and the affects on women and their family via real life-like comedy and drama.

Today, Andrea is pitching several scripted and non-scripted projects to TV networks, streamers and others platforms.  H.I.T.S (Heroes in These Streets), her scripted series and a docu-series of the like, sheds light on human trafficking in the Urban Community.  Andrea began producing and filming the series in 2017.

Andrea is also a resident of Rutgers University, Express Newark program where she wrote, produced and directed, Cassidy, a dramatic-comedy series about the journey of a woman during the onslaught of menopause, until what seems like her and her family’s demise. Also, under her residency, Andrea is producing other projects like panel discussions and interviews, etc., to shed light on human trafficking awareness and prevention, as well as women in the life of cinema and entertainment. Additionally, Andrea was commissioned to produce her play, The Parcel Man, at Art House of Linden in March, 2019.

Andrea and her son Eddie-Yasin won an entrance in Urban Playwrights United Film Festival for “Red Lake” and “There Comes a Time” which are films they wrote, directed and produced and bought home 4 awards: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actor for the film, Red Lake, and Best Supporting Actress for the film “There Comes a Time.”

In March 2017 Andrea won a 2nd admission to perform her play, “The Parcel Man” in the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her first was her play, “It’s a Family Affair” in 2016. Andrea’s production company, People Helping People, Arts & Entertainment performed a showcase of 8 of her short plays at Paul Robeson Hall, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Following that year, she also won a 2nd year at Rahway Culture Crawl, to perform her short play showcase.

In 2016, Andrea was commissioned by Luna Stage to write a play on the adverse effects of Interstate-280 where she completed the play, “Devil in I-280.” Later that year, Andrea won the Urban Playwrights United Soaring Eagle Award, for her resilience to write, direct and produce in spite of her battle with Lupus. Andrea also won the 2015 and 2016 UCACT Grant Award to produce Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning play, “God of Carnage,” 2016; and her play Murphy’s Law: “Group Therapy Gone Wild,” 2015.

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CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Writing for film, TV, theatre and fiction
  • Producing from script development to post production
  • Directing
  • Instruct writing, both for screen, theatre and literary

ACCOLADES

THEATRE COMMISSIONS:
2019 THE ARTHOUSE, Linden, NJ
Commissioned to direct and produce a full-length play.
Production: The Parcel Man
2017 RAHWAY CULTURE CRAWL, Linden, NJ
Commissioned to produce and direct a short play showcase
Production: Plain Jane, & The Wife
2016 LUNA STAGE, West Orange, NJ
Commissioned to write a and direct a historical play about the affects of President Eisenhower’s mandated highway that ran through New Jersey.
Production: Devil in Route 280
2016 RAHWAY CULTURE CRAWL, Linden, NJ
Commissioned to produce and direct a short play showcase
Production: There Comes a Time & The Parcel Man
AWARDS:
2020 & 2019 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, EXPRESS NEWARK, Newark, NJ
Won a Residency to continue series on human trafficking; begin the development of a docu-series and to film Cassidy, a dramatic-comedy.
Production: H.I.T.S. series/H.I.T.S. Docu-series/Cassidy series
2017 URBAN PLAYWRIGHTS UNITED FILM FESTIVAL, Los Angeles, CA
Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actor awards for art cinema Film
Production: Red Lake
2016 UNION COUNTY, UCACT PROGRAM, Elizabeth, NJ
Grant award to produce and direct a play
Production: God of Carnage (Tony Award winning play)
2016 URBAN PLAYWRIGHTS UNITED FESTIVAL,
Awarded the Soaring Eagle Award for the writing projects that year. I had the honor of receiving this award as a guest at UPTV/Aspire TV, Atlanta, GA
Production: Murphy’s Law: “Group Therapy Gone Wild” & H.I.T.S. series pilot
2015 UNION COUNTY, UCACT PROGRAM, Elizabeth, NJ
Grant award to produce my dark-comedy play on mental health and suicide prevention
Production: Murphy’s Law: “Group Therapy Gone Wild”