Maggie Murphy

Co-head of Shaftesbury U.S., (USA)

Mag­gie Murphy is an inde­pend­ent Exec­ut­ive Pro­du­cer for Shaft­es­bury U.S. and foun­ded the company’s Los Angeles-based divi­sion focused on devel­op­ment for the U.S., Cana­dian, and inter­na­tion­al mar­kets. She has a new pro­ject in devel­op­ment at CBC in Canada with Katie Ford (MISS CONGENIALITY) writ­ing. Her most recent pro­du­cing cred­it is the drama series HOUDINI & DOYLE, from HOUSE cre­at­or Dav­id Shore, for Sony Pic­tures Tele­vi­sion. She sold it inter­na­tion­ally from its devel­op­ment­al incep­tion to FOX, SHAW, and ITV. It aired on all three net­works con­cur­rently and is now stream­ing on Amazon.

Mag­gie is also con­sult­ing at Uni­ver­sal Stu­di­os with Vin Diesel’s com­pany One Race. They are devel­op­ing the remakes of MIAMI VICE as well as GET CHRISTIE LOVE. They cur­rently have four oth­er pro­jects set up at major net­works and are selling the TV ver­sion of RIDDICK.

Mag­gie Murphy teaches as an Asso­ci­ate Pro­fess­or at LMU where she is the Head of the Cre­at­ive Pro­du­cing Pro­gram cre­at­ing the cur­riculum for a new pro­du­cers track emphas­is for under­gradu­ate and gradu­ate stu­dents in the School of Film & Tele­vi­sion. She pre­vi­ously taught in the UCLA Pro­du­cers Pro­gram for 10 years where she cre­ated innov­at­ive new classes in digit­al and stream­ing con­tent as well as courses in showrun­ning, busi­ness, and inter­na­tion­al co-pro­duc­tions. She is the key­note speak­er and ment­ors extens­ively at pro­grams around the world includ­ing Mid­point (Prague and Hun­gary), Seri­al Eyes (Ber­lin), Erich Pom­mer Insti­tut (Pots­dam), Sor­bonne Uni­ver­sity (Par­is), and the Sara­jevo Film Fest­iv­al. She ment­ors lead­ing and accom­plished pro­fes­sion­al film writers in all of the above pro­grams on how to write and devel­op for TV. She also helps to pack­age and sell some of the pro­jects she devel­ops, includ­ing BABYLAND, which was chosen for the pres­ti­gi­ous C21 Media pitch list for drama in Lon­don, for the KMW CoP­ro­duc­tion Meet­ings in Kiev, and will be going to the 2020 Ber­lin Film Fest­iv­al. She is work­ing as a Con­sult­ing Pro­du­cer on the pro­ject.

With more than 25 years of exper­i­ence in tele­vi­sion devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion, Murphy has developed with top tal­ent includ­ing Dar­ren Star (SEX IN THE CITY), Howard Gor­don (HOMELAND), Diablo Cody (JUNO), Rob Thomas (VERONICA MARS), Ron Moore (OUTLANDER), and many oth­ers. Ms. Murphy served as the devel­op­ment exec­ut­ive for Dav­id Kel­ley. While there she developed ALLY MCBEAL, THE PRACTICE and CHICAGO HOPE.

Murphy also served as Seni­or Vice Pres­id­ent of Drama Devel­op­ment for UPN/CW where she super­vised the cre­ation, from incep­tion to series, of a vari­ety of shows includ­ing VERONICA MARS. While there she also developed the USA Net­works hit IN PLAIN SIGHT. Before UPN/CW, Murphy served as Seni­or Vice Pres­id­ent at Regency TV where she helped cre­ate and devel­op top-rated series includ­ing ROSWELL, BERNIE MAC, and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. Early in her career, she also worked in devel­op­ment at 20th Cen­tury Fox where she was involved in the devel­op­ment of X‑FILES, THE SIMPSONS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and many oth­ers.

Mag­gie also works extens­ively in the Digit­al space incub­at­ing shows and set­ting them up on altern­ate plat­forms and shep­herd­ing them to tele­vi­sion.

She also has per­formed in over 100 the­at­ric­al pro­duc­tions in region­al theatre and tours through­out the US as well as dozens of epis­odes of TV.