a bit about me:
Chris Courtney Martin hails from Philadelphia, where she was introduced to her craft. In high school, she placed in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights competition three years out of four. After receiving the prestigious Liberty scholarship, Martin started Drexel University's Screenwriting & Playwriting program, where she switched gears to focus on screenwriting. As an undergrad, Martin wrote for multiple student productions, including the Horror short "Hideous" (2014) and the short documentary, "The Last Laugh" (2015). Martin graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Drexel's SCRP program, as well as minors in Film & Video and Art History. She has since won/placed in several screenwriting competitions (including Urbanworld and Emerging Screenwriters) and received promotion via the 2018 Bitch List, the 2018 Young and Hungry List and the Black List website. While building her writing career, Martin works as a freelance coverage analyst and an associate producer for iN-Hale Entertainment. Though she is known for her Horror/Thriller screenplays, Martin's body of work explores an array of genres, typically through the lens of Black female protagonists. She coined the motto "craft with conscience," which expresses her passion for producing socially relevant and politically progressive works and maintaining artistic integrity. Martin cites the work of Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, James Wan and Dee Rees as her biggest inspirations.