BlueLantern Films is working on a new SciFi Thriller with writer Traci Carroll. We are very excited to have Traci working with us. The first draft has been completed and we are looking towards a Summer/Fall 2013 shoot.
Traci Carroll works as an Executive Creative Director for Warner Home Entertainment. Over the last 12 years, she has lead the creative direction of packaging and advertising for films on DVD and Blu-ray including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, GoodFellas 20th anniversary, Seven Collector’s Edition, Blade Runner 25th and 30th Anniversaries, The Kubrick Collection, The Matrix 10th Anniversary, A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary, the Harry Potter franchise and she is currently working on The Hobbit. She has also worked on the development of made-for-video animated movies for major characters and brands such as Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and DC Comics. In 2006 she began working on script-to-shelf original movies based on key Warner Bros. franchises across all genres such as The Lost Boys, A Cinderella Story, House on Haunted Hill, Pure Country and Watchmen. She also works on original direct-to-consumer movies such as 2012’s Thunderstruck, starring NBA Superstar Kevin Durant and the Raw Feed series of genre pictures. Her work at Warner Bros. has been recognized for many awards for packaging, advertising and DVD menu design, including a Keyart award for Best Home Entertainment Trailer for Blade Runner: The Final Cut and Best Home Entertainment Keyart for Blade Runner 30th Anniversary.
Among her other experience, she has served on pitch panels for the New York Film Academy evaluating projects for Masters Degree candidates, acted as a writing mentor for the Atlanta Film Festival, served as a screenplay analyst for IMAGE Film and Video Center’s screenplay consultation service and has been a top-rated reader for American Zoetrope Writers Lab. As an independent development consultant she has provided thoughtful, objective evaluation of pitches, scripts and treatments as well as sales and marketing materials for writers and producers.
Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Carroll worked as a senior designer and art director for the Atlanta Regional Commission where she developed a number of award-winning marketing pieces. While living in Atlanta, she also served on the Board of Directors for IMAGE Film and Video Center, the largest independent media arts organization in the South East (recently rebranded as Atlanta Film Festival 365). She was a member of the board for five years, including two consecutive years as Vice President and then President. During her tenure at IMAGE she was a member of the Fulton County Arts Council’s Grant Review Panel, helping to guide the funding and development of worthy community-based art, media and film projects. Carroll’s interest in independent film led her to write, produce and direct her own short film, Five O’clock Shadow which was selected for a number of film festivals in the US and abroad. Her account of the making of this film appears in the book “Making Independent Films: Advice From the Filmmakers” by Liz Stubbs and Richard Rodriguez.
Carroll has actively pursued writing since her move to Los Angeles in 2000. In 2005, Carroll’s script, Into the Flame, reached the semi-final rounds of the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship In Screenwriting, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In that same year the feature-length version of her script for Learning to Fly was selected as a semi-finalist in the Fade-In Magazine/Writers Network Screenplay Competition. In 2006, she was invited to participate in the year-long Women In Film mentorship in screenwriting program where she developed her first genre script, a supernatural thriller entitled Sweet Revenge. In 2009, her first commissioned screenplay, La Toma, a military, period drama set in 1980s Colombia, was selected as a semi-finalist for a screenwriting grant. In 2011 her work on La Toma led the producer, Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, to request a short script from Carroll to use as part of her application for The American Film Institute’s prestigious and highly competitive Directing Workshop for Women. Carroll provided a short version of her script Learning To Fly which helped Penaranda-Loftus secure one of only 12 slots in the 2012 workshop. Penaranda-Loftus developed the shooting script with Carroll and directed the film in the summer of 2012. The film will premier at the Directors Guild of American in the spring of 2013.
Carroll Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a double major in Graphic Design and Art Education. She also has a certificate from UCLA in The Business of the Entertainment Industry with a concentration in Marketing and Distribution.