Ron McCant’s a passionate family man with two princesses and has experience in financial planning, private equity, information management, biotechnological engineering and business development.

He focuses on writing comedy dramas that explore the human experience at the junction of crime and family, often fueled by dark secrets and deep shames. A multiple award-winning playwright, Ron’s had works developed and produced at La Jolla Playhouse, Company of Angels in Los Angeles, SoHo Theatre in LondonTheater Masters in Aspen, and many others.

Ron has nine siblings. He was raised in Springfield, Missouri, a community filled with evangelical churches and meth labs. Ron was drawn to the power of the written word in high school, when his father (a brother with a felony who later worked for the US Postal Service) fell victim to a hate crime and joined a class action lawsuit. Instead of justice being served, Ron’s father lost his job and was himself prosecuted. Ron responded by writing an oratorical essay, “My Father’s a Liar and a Thief, but Aren’t All Our Fathers?”. The school was up in arms, but Ron felt empowered speaking his truth.

Driven by a belief that television can be transformative as well as entertaining, Ron is inspired to actively give voice to the lesser-heard, complex and still striving people like his father. Ron holds a B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego.  He was selected as a Disney ABC Program Writer in 2016 and staffed on ABC’s SPEECHLESS.

TESTIMONIALS

Ron was an informed and inspirational instructor who brought the benefits of his life and work experience to the classroom. He was incredibly supportive of everyone’s projects, while he didn’t hesitate to offer suggestions on where to improve. In each class session, he facilitated lively and open group discussion that allowed everyone in the class to get closer to each other and their work. I’d highly recommend his class to any TV writers looking to dig deeper into their next script!
— Josh Chesler, repped by UTA
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It’s not enough to be good in this industry. I’ve found that it’s not even enough to be great. You need to be prolific, consistent and possess an ability to generate work quickly. Script Anatomy will give you the tools to achieve this level of performance. I trust Script Anatomy’s development tools implicitly because I’ve reaped its benefits. I developed my first spec outline in Televisionary Writer’s Workshop. That spec led me to the Finals of every 2014 Television Fellowship Program. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you have the drive, commitment and passion, Script Anatomy will give you the weapons to succeed.
— Charmaine DeGraté, Writer on CW’s The 100, Warner Bros Television Workshop Fellow, UTA Repaid
I am a huge fan of Script Anatomy after having completed five classes here with a number of different teachers, each excellent and inspiring in her/his own unique way.
— Pamela García Rooney, 2017 ABC/Disney Writing Program Semifinalist, 2016 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest Top 8%