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Maggie produced, directed and wrote a short independent film entitled What If that premiered at a private industry screening October 18th at The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The film was co-produced, shot and edited by Jordan Battiste and starred Maggie.
IT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING
Maggie has a brand new podcast that she is producing and hosting called It's Only The Beginning Podcast. It welcomes artists, healers, and special guests who are inspiring others and empowering people to follow their dreams. The best part? It's only the beginning for them and you.
The first few guests include TV and film actress Lana Young, American Idol fianist and singer Antonella Barba, Dane Johnson- the CEO of Crohns Colitis Lifestyle, and Ryan Michaels the psychic known from Hulu's Psychic Kids.
Maggie recently voiced the upcoming Sentara Hospital commercials for TV and Radio. Keep an eye and ear out:)
REEL RESILIENCE SCREENING
Maggie is thrilled to be executive producing The Reel Resilience Screening, a private screening event to take place in October at The Museum of The Moving Image. All films selected and shown will be from female filmmakers or filmmakers from the LGBTQ+ community. It's a celebratory night to showcase films made during the pandemic that were never celebrated and to also higlight the resiliency of artists in New York City. The screening will take place courtesy of the City Artists Corps Grant.
TOLL SWITCH PODCAST
Maggie voiced the part of Katie Carmichael on the upcoming Toll Switch podcast episode, "These Cursed Words". Toll Switch is a genre-jumping anthology series set in New York City in the 1950’s. The episode stars Maggie and Damian Muziani and written by Thomas Justino.
CITY ARTS CORPS GRANT
Hold the phone! Maggie was just awarded The City Arts Corps Grant. This grant was created to activate and energize New York City’s artists and engage the public with arts activities this summer and fall. She's so excited to produce an industry screening celebrating digitial work that was created during the pandemic. The screening will feature work by female identifying filmmakers and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Stay tuned for more details! Special thanks to NYFA Current, NY Culture, Made in Ny, and Queens Theatre NYC.
Keep your eyes open because Maggie recently shot a commercial for Freshly that will be airing on TV soon! The best part? She starred in it alongside her real life husband, Michael Stiggers. Who doesn't love some fresh meals delivered right to your home?!
THE TONIGHIEST SHOW
Maggie's pumped to step back into the role of "co-host" in the new comedy show, The Tonighiest Show, produced and co-hosted by actor Matt Ryan. The show will feature musicians, stand up comedians, influencers, and #famous actors. The show, set to air in mid May, can be seen exclusively on Twitch. Stay tuned:)
If you have little ones around your house, definitely check out the Emotion Motion Podcast produced by Move This World. It's a fabulous way to entertain your kiddos at home- and you guessed it- Maggie voices several characters along the way:) It's available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
WHOHAHA, the comedy platform created by Elizabeth Banks for women in comedy, ran a feature on Maggie and her latest comedic sketch about voting. It's always an honor to be recognized by such an incredible community of artists! Check out the sketch here- and for the LOVE OF CHRIST people, VOTE!
DEAR FUTURE PRODUCER,
Maggie is releasing her first book all about DIY producing. It's entitled Dear Future Producer, and written with Spiro Marcos of NikoFrank Productions. Creating, writing, and producing her own work has been an incredibly empowering experience for Maggie and she's over the moon to share what she's learned with future budding producers. This book will be the step by step guide you need to gain your own creative freedom. It's available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.
MISS QUARANTINE PAGEANT
What better time than to be starring as Karla Pressberger, one of the co-hosts of the virtual Miss Quarantine Pageant with fellow comedian David Ebert. The pageant, a comedic spoof, streams LIVE Saturday May 30th 9/8c. It was directed by Lauren Greenhall and can be viewed on the project's website. Miss Quarantine was featured in the NY Times Art Section here. It was also featured on NY1 and in The Wall Street Journal.
Maggie recently joined the cast of the Off Broadway show, Pips Island. The show plays in Times Square on 42nd Street and is the winner of the Best Family Show in New York. The NY Times says it "dazzles" so hopefully Maggie will, too. For tickets you can visit the website.
Maggie recently shot a fun comedic commercial for Tick Pick, an app to buy tickets to concerts and sports events with no hidden fees. A close friend used the app and said "there really are no hidden fees". So that's cool. Video in MEDIA.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE GUEST COMEDY DIRECTOR
Have you ever met with sketch writers in the morning, picked one sketch by noon, leave to cast it, direct it, shoot it, and edit it in one day...and then present it at midnight at SKETCH CRAM UCB NY?? Maggie was honored to be asked by renown comedy school Upright Citizens Brigade to be a part of this crazy, fun night! She was thrilled to have DP Jordan Battiste along for the ride.
PHARMACEUTICAL VOICE OVER
It's always fun to be the voice of a new pharmaceutical drug! Especially when it's one that's helping women with uterine fibroids. Maggie recorded it a few weeks ago at FCB Health headquarters in New York.
THE COOL KIDS TABLE, PODCAST
Maggie's been enjoying co-hosting The Cool Kids Table, Podcast with Spiro Marcos. The podcast is sponsored by Radio Free Brooklyn and celebrates kindness in the entertainment biz. It's currently available now on Radio Free Brooklyn, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & Google Play. Come take a seat at the table:)
THEATRE SCHOOL DROPOUTS
In a collaboration with ENV, Maggie is thrilled to announce her new sketch comedy series on Amazon Prime called "Theatre School Dropouts". Each episode will consist of comedic shorts she's written and produced. Maggie's one of the writers, stars, and executive producers alongside Spiro Marcos. Cinematography by Jordan Battiste. For more info, check out the NikoFrank Productions website.
Maggie has a new commercial coming out for Odor Eaters. She's the voice of a female foot, and her parents have never been more proud. Look out for it :)
LADIES IN ACTION INDUSTRY SCREENING
Maggie was the co- executive producer of the women's film initiative, Ladies In Action. The final industry presentation took place at The Wythe Hotel screening room Monday, February 11th. Ladies in Action celebrated women in film by presenting 4 short films all written by, directed by, and starring women. Maggie also wrote and starred in one of the pieces, BFF.
For the BroadwayWorld press release click here.
BFF ON ROKU
BFF- the comedic short film Maggie wrote, starred in & produced is now available on ROKU thanks to the NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & TV). BFF was shown on their website & included in their short film festival. Make sure you check out BFF streaming on Roku until February 27th! YAY!
Maggie was also nominated for Best Actor by the NYCIFF (NYC International Film Festival) her role in BFF.
KATRA FILM SERIES GRAND FINALE AWARD WINNER
Maggie was so honored to win Best Female Filmmaker at The Katra Film Festival Grand Finale on January 30th. The program included Never Have I Ever, the comedic short film Maggie wrote, produced & starred in with NikoFrank Productions. The event took place at The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. Such an amazing night!
BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL, NYCIFF
Happy New Year! To kick start 2019, Maggie's latest comedic short film BFF was an official selection at The Big Apple Film Festival & The NY International Film Festival. NYCIFF also nominated her for best actress:) BFF was also honored by the NY Women In Film & TV.
Her other comedic short she wrote & starred in, Never Have I Ever was chosen as a grand finalist at The Katra Film Festival screening January 30th at The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn.
GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN-ROCKWOOD
Maggie reunited with the cast of GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN at Rockwood Music Hall October 22nd for a reunion concert featuring original cast members & The Monster Makers. Gay Bride of Frankenstein was written by Billy Butler & the world premiere was at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, NH. Maggie originated the role of Daphne.
Maggie felt so lucky to executive produce, write & star in her short comedic film BFF about two best friends who are wayyyy to close. The film was a part of the female filmmaking initiative, Ladies In Action where each film is written by, directed by and starring a woman. Megan Macphee directed in association with NikoFrank Productions, Mighty Lucky Studio, & Very Nice Industries, LLC.
Maggie just did a shoot for YuriSato Jewelry. Check out their website here & their instagram @yurisatojewelry.
"What makes Yuri’s pieces particularly unique is their dual nature characteristics that make them shine for any occasion – Simple yet detailed, edgy yet feminine, and endearing yet elegant."
FOR ME & MY GAL
Maggie is so excited to be working alongside Broadway legend Victoria Clark on a short film called For Me & My Gal written by Jamie Buxton. It shoots in June as part of the Ladies In Action film making initiative for women. More details to come, but check out the Playbill article here.
A SELF MAGAZINE PRODUCTION
Maggie recently shot a comedic work out video for SELF MAGAZINE. They will be released weekly on their website as part of an initiative to help people of all ages & sizes learn how to do certain work out moves correctly. Did she nail it? Find out by checking out their website here.
LADIES IN ACTION
In a collaboration with Mighty Lucky Studios, Maggie's production company, NikoFrank Productions is producing 5 short films all written by, directed by, & starring WOMEN called LADIES IN ACTION. This summer she's taking over as Executive Producer of the project & presenting an original comedic short film. For more updates, please check out the NikoFrank Productions website. For the online fundraiser for Ladies In Action- click here.
Did you catch Maggie on Social Live via SocialFly's live show? She was so excited to join CEO Stephanie Cartin to talk about her brand new initiative, Ladies In Action. As co-founder of NikoFrank Productions, Maggie will produce 5 short films all directed & written by WOMEN. Stay tuned for more info & LIKE SocialFly on Facebook.
TASTING NOTES & NYITFF
Maggie appeared in the new comedic short produced by NikoFrank Productions playing the role of Beth in Tasting Notes, releasing January 4th, directed by Spiro Marcos.
She's also thrilled to announce two of the comedic shorts she wrote, "Elevated Thinking" & "Never Have I Ever" are both official selections in the New York Indie Theatre Film Festival. They will be screened live February 3rd at The New Ohio Theatre on Christopher Street. Tickets are available here.
Maggie booked a co-star for a new show on Netflix! She can't give out too much info, but the show is releases in 2018. she's excited to get a Netflix show under her belt!
NEVER HAVE I EVER
Maggie wrote & starred in an original comedic sketch also starring social media celebrity Manon Mathews called Never Have I Ever. The short produced with NikoFrank Productions was directed by Cory Stonebrook & shot by Jordan Battiste (OfficialPandaBandit). It will release on October 23rd, stay tuned:)
NYSFF & AUSTIN COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Elevated Thinking, the comedic short that Maggie wrote & starred in is an official selection for the New York Short Film Festival & The Austin Comedy Short Festival. It will be screened Nov. 5th at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village & Nov. 15th at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX.
NEW VO, NEW SKETCH, & SEEKA TV
Maggie's latest original comedic short "Mary's The Best" is set to release this week! She wrote, starred in & produced it along side NikoFrank Productions. She also teamed up with SeekaTv, a streaming platform for the independent filmmaker, that will feature her original sketches.
Maggie also recorded another SAG VO Demo for a leading insurance company. #NDA ;)
BERLIN FLASH FILM FEST WINNER
Maggie's original comedic sketch, Nobirthetal, that she wrote & starred in WON the Berlin Flash Film Festival in the Super Short Comedy category.
It was also just named an official selection of the Audience Awards 2017 Comedy Short Film Festival in LA. Voting begins today- click here to help out!
Maggie started off the week recording a comedic SAG voice over demo for a leading insurance brand at Animated Storyboards in NYC. More details to come.
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BERLIN FLASH FILM FESTIVAL & ANIMATION
Super excited Maggie's sketches Alternative Bachelor & Nobirthetal were both official selections of the Berlin Film Flash Festival.
Maggie's recording the MOM role in a new animated Dinosaur show. She's also recording a scratch track for an upcoming animated feature film, more details soon:)
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE WEB FEST & VO NEWS
Nobirthetal is an official selection to the IOWF,
an online festival based out of London:)
Maggie's VO for Spike Team, an animated volleyball series has started to surface.
Maggie also recently recorded a VO for Woodmont West, Luxury Apts.
Maggie was on HOLD for a national vitamin commercial, was in callbacks for The Jersey Boys Tour, & is shooting her next sketch, Elevated Thinking with NikoFrank Productions.
Nobirthetal was just selected as a semi-finalist for the LA Cinefest. Maggie is a fan of the CineFest & she thanks them for including Nobirthetal & Alternative Bachelor. Super excited:) Visit www.lacinefest.org to find out more about their festival!
Maggie just starred in the short dramatic film, DOXXED, by Nic Donovan & Jordan Battiste. Produced by @officialpandabandit. The film shot in NYC explores cyber bullying, the Dark Web, & doxxing.
Maggie teamed up with NikoFrank Productions to produce her latest original comedic sketch parody video, NoBirthetal. Featuring a Broadway filled cast! Directed by Cory Stonebrook & video/lighting design by Kermit Mercado. Check out the press article BroadwayWorld published here. The video, can be viewed under REELS- Original Content. Enjoy:)
SELECTION FOR LA CINEFEST
Maggie's original sketch, The Alternative Bachelor has been chosen as an official semi finalist selection for the LA CineFest in the WEB/ NEW MEDIA category. Visit their website: www.lacinefest.org
"Los Angeles CineFest is a online international and LIVE event. Los Angeles film industry specialists announce the semi-finalists."
ART OF THE HUSTLE
Maggie is excited to join The Art of the Hustle in their industry
reading on March 24th. Written by Annette Alicanti & Gregg Cannizzaro & casting by Donna Mckenna, CSA. Maggie will be playing the lead role, Anna. She also did the 29 hour reading last year in New York.
THE ALTERNATIVE BACHELOR
Check out the latest comedic sketch Maggie wrote, The Alternative Bachelor.
The video can be found here. Or visit the ORIGINAL CONTENT page under REELS. The video is produced by Kerm & Me & stars Maggie, Michael Stiggers Jr., and Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand.
NEW YEAR, NEW ORIGINAL SKETCH
Maggie wrote & produced her first comedic sketch, Nose Hat. It was featured on FunnyorDie, Reddit, & Buzzfeed. A Niko Frank Production. Click HERE to view or check out the Original Content Page under REELS.
She also recorded a VO for a contemporary fashion brand, EGO SOLEIL.
WHAT'S GOING ON
Maggie worked with NYC photographer Kermit Mercado on an innovative photography art project. Check out his work here. His series featuring Maggie was published by The Tax Collection, an artist collective that exposes today's modern artists.
UnBalanced web series is set to release in January.
She just finished a 4 week commercial class with David Bellantoni from Beth Melsky casting.
Maggie's super excited to be newly represented by Abrams Artists Agency. Click on the CONTACT page for more info. In the past month Maggie's had one HOLD and four FIRST REFUSALS for national commercials.
Up next, Maggie's shooting the new comedy webseries UnBalanced created by Megan Macphee & directed by Cory Stonebrook.
She's playing JESSIE, a trendy ambitious editor thriving in NY with the help of Essential Oils & a positive attitude.
She finished another comedy improv UCB class & a class with Pat McCorkle.
DANCE MOMS VO PROMOS
Last year, Maggie was the voice of the Dance Moms APP, Dance Secrets. So she's excited to team up again with Abby Lee Miller's Dance Company to record FIVE new promo voice overs for their new jazz dance intensive class online, Dance With Me. Content is digital.
For more info on the class, visit: www.abbyleedancewithme.com
Dance Moms airs on the Lifetime channel.
Maggie shot a fun on camera industrial & internal voice over for GROVO, a midtown NYC company. This is sure to be a fun, re-occuring gig!
Maggie was also on FIRST REFUSAL for a project on Nickelodeon via Sidecar Casting.
BABY FAT @ LA MAMA
Maggie will start off the summer in the World Premiere of BABY FAT, a Screeching Weasel Rock Opera by Ben Weasel. (Miserella/ us Poveretta) which opens @ La MaMa July 21st.
Directed by: Michael Scholar Jr.
Choreographed by: Samantha Sheppard
Music Directed: Andy Peterson
NATIONAL VOICE OVER
Maggie 's super excited she just booked a fun national voice over for Old Bay Seasoning! It will run for 8 weeks & will air Memorial Day Weekend. She recorded it at Sound Lounge via CD Andy Roth. Click REELS to hear it.
She also recoreded a VO for Wycliff Bible Translators campaign via www.wycliff.org. This week she had callbacks for Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain, callbacks for Comedy Central, and took Brette Goldstein's Class at One on One.
Maggie did a fun shoot for eMCee Aparrel, New York.
Shot by SpiroG Photography.
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Maggie just taped a really fun segment for Glamour Magazine with fellow actor Spiro Marcos that will be published on the Glamour website at www.glamour.com in a few weeks: produced by Conde Nast. She can't give away any details, but will post with updates soon, stay tuned :)
She also booked a VO Sizzle for Dating Naked on VH1.
Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack on Tru TV
Maggie's pilot on TruTv will air as part of a series called Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack.The series airs March 3rd at 11 pm, and her segment is The Screen Test. Produced by Carbine Productions, directed by Edmond Hawkins and hosted by comedian Rachel Dratch.
WILLOW CREEK VO
Maggie just recorded a food shortage seed packing promo voice over for Willow Creek Community Church in IL. It will be available online and played at a live event!
She also booked a voice over for a podcast by Random Transmitions (more details soon) & was on HOLD for a women's lifestyle promo voice over.
Maggie just shot a video product demo for the company ProMaster in Dumbo, Brooklyn by photographer Kermit Mercado. You can find the video on Promaster's instagram page: PromasterPhoto.
She also recorded a VO for a new sizzle for Lighthearted Entertainment.