Black History Month ProFile Friday
Natashia McGough is a working writer and editor in all facets of the entertainment and literary industry.
McGough started off as a staff writer for her elementary school’s newspaper “The News.” She later wrote for the creative publications of her high school’s advanced English classes. While attending Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, she had internships with local newspapers and magazines in Atlanta, Houston, Texas, Atlanta, and London, England, as well as being the campus and local editor for her college’s newspaper, The Spelman Spotlight.
She has written comic strips for local comic magazine Cee Somefun in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as written two comic books, God Drug and Danity Kane, both published by Eigomanga Anime Multimedia Company and Devil’s Due. Danity Kane was co-written with Dawn Richard, member of the band of the same name, about “a teenage girl from a faraway planet who comes to Earth to save her people, fighting a secret war between her klan and the tyrants that oppress them.”
McGough has written several feature screenplays and two TV spec scripts. She has produced and written her own short films, which have received great recognition as the Organ Mountain Rio Grande film festival’s Governor’s Hall of Fame winner, Audience Choice Award Winner at the Holly Shorts Film Festival, and Myrtle Beach International film festival’s top seven finalist. She has been an apprentice to several professional writers of the industry, as well as worked as an Assistant on several TV shows; such as a TV Series, Night Stalker, produced by ABC/ Touchstone Television, a one hour comedy, The Underground, produced by Showtime and Damon Wayans Productions, and an animated TV series, The Goode Family, produced by ABC Television Network.
In 2010, she co-produced V.I.P.s: Very Important Professionals, which “profiles minority professionals who achieved their dreams of success through hard work and the pursuit of higher education despite their troubled upbringings”.
She has written, directed, and produced a well received play Shadow Faces, which opened at the Space Theatre in Hollywood, CA on June 16, 2006. She has also edited a published self help book by savvy businessman Mike Roberts Sr. and has performed professional ghost-writing for a literary publishing company, Arborbooks. She has ghost-written several authors’ books.
A native of Houston, Texas, she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.