Saturday, November 11, 2023


 Mary Mackey's screenplay The Stand In  has been nominated for Best Feature Film Screenplay at the City of Angels Women’s Film Festival in Los Angeles. 


The script of The Stand In is an adaptation of her comic novel The Stand In (published by Kensington Books under my pen name “Kate Clemens). Co-written with her script-writing partner Renee De Palma, the film, which is fast-paced and hilarious, pokes fun at the Hollywood pecking order as it follows the comic misadventures of two women who decide to exchange lives: a Hollywood super star named Jayne and an overworked college composition teacher named Mary Lynn who is so badly paid that she has to moonlight as a checkout clerk. What could go wrong with this swap? Try “just about everything.”

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