Diarra McCormick hails from New Orleans, LA. She was born into an artistic family of writers, poets, musicians, models, actors, and dancers. She is the ninth child of thirteen children who works collectively with her siblings to showcase the family's talents several times throughout the year. She began writing at a young age and wrote, produced, and starred in her first play at the age of fifteen. She attended Xavier University of La, earning a B.A. in Mass Communication with a Minor in Creative Writing. While matriculating at Xavier University, she studied abroad at New York University for a semester, then came back and served as the Editorials Editor of the campus newspaper. She also completed the first joint film production course at Tulane University and starred in the film "Nolaw." Shortly after graduation, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, devastating New Orleans and the surrounding areas. McCormick settled in Dallas, TX for eight months, then went on to graduate school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Ca. She was accepted into the graduate Screenwriting Program and received a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in 2009. While there, she wrote films, including a feature film and an original television pilot based on her experience with Hurricane Katrina. Her script titled, "Homebound" won ninth place in the 2012 Emerging Screenwriter's Contest. McCormick's short screenplay called, "Leroy's Dream" will be included in the 2016 Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival. McCormick received several awards while serving in the military for writing and directing a training video for the United States Air Force. She enjoys writing comedies, comedy-horrors, and dramas. McCormick continues to hone her craft while directing videos for musicians.
classes / training
Loyola Marymount University