Born to an Air Force officer and a French mother, Catrine spent much of her childhood in France and Germany, where she became fluent in both languages and has retained a working knowledge of Spanish, from her summers spent on the Costa del Sol.
McGregor-Unger received her dual Master’s degree in Film/TV and Education from Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles. While writing her thesis, she taught at Beverly Hills Catholic School, where Laura Dern was one of her students. McGregor also taught Bridget Kelly, whose famous father, Gene, heavily encouraged McGregor to pursue her passion for the entertainment industry. McGregor’s first professional contract was the production of the first training tapes made for the walking characters at Disneyland.
A relationship and love of the mountains took Catrine to Utah, where she worked as Vice-President of Development for Osmond Studios. She was asked to cast a film which famous local resident Robert Redford was producing, and Catrine’s casting company was launched with the film Promised Land, starring four unknowns at the time, including Meg Ryan, Kieffer Sutherland and Tracy Pollan (Michael J. Fox’s wife). Over the course of the next ten years, McGregor Casting was involved in many exciting projects, including four IMAX films that took her all over the West, including one for Academy Award winning director Kieth Merrill.
In 1999, Catrine was approached by the Utah based firm Access Software to return to Utah to produce and cast their extremely popular interactive game Tex Murphy. She did, and it won her two Codie Awards - the electronic media version of the Academy Award.
McGregor Casting has cast many wonderful projects - many for the Disney Channel - Luck of the Irish, Double Teamed and Hounded to name a few. But her most memorable films - by far - were Salma Hayek and Danny Glover’s directorial debuts, Maldonado Miracle and Just a Dream, respectively. A member of the prestigious Casting Society of America (CSA), Catrine was also nominated to an Artio Award for her casting of the Firestarter TV pilot.
McGregor-Unger now resides in Boise, Idaho.
Her company, CatMac Productions, is currently in production on the TV show DEFINING MOMENT, a fresh project on which celebrities in the arts are interviewed by artistically driven teens. Each episode will be filmed in various appropriate locations throughout the State of Idaho, Watch for it later this year on a cable network such as bio or A&E.
Catrine recently produced the feature film THREE OF A KIND, winner of the Platinum Remi Grand Jury Awards at the Houston WorldFest Film Festival, as well as the UK/US/Nigerian based film TURNING POINT, also winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the Washington International Film Festival.
CatMac Productions is in pre-production on the feature film THE DEAF KID, a teen spiritual film to be produced in Idaho. McGregor-Unger is a huge proponent of growing the film and television industry in Idaho, and is actively involved in mentoring film makers and actors so that the state’s assets will be a draw to both in-state and out-of-state production companies.