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Margaret Murphy - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Margaret Murphy Margaret Murphy

Associate Professor, Film and TV Production | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

School of Film and Television

Biography

Maggie Murphy is an Associate Professor at LMU where she is the Coordinator of the Creative Producing Program creating the curriculum for a new producers track 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 new classes in digital and streaming content, showrunning, business, and international co-productions. She also teaches 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.

Ms. Murphy is an Executive Producer for Shaftesbury U.S. and founded the 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 executive 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 also consults at Universal Studios with Vin Diesel’s One Race. They are developing the remakes of MIAMI VICE and GET CHRISTIE LOVE. They have four other projects set up at major networks and are selling the TV version of RIDDICK.

With more than 25 years of experience in TV 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. She served as the development executive for David Kelley; while there she developed ALLY MCBEAL, THE PRACTICE and CHICAGO HOPE.

Murphy served as SVP of Drama Development for UPN/CW where she supervised the creation from inception to series of many shows including VERONICA MARS. She also developed the USA Networks hit IN PLAIN SIGHT. Before UPN/CW, Murphy served as SVP at Regency TV where she helped create and develop series including ROSWELL, BERNIE MAC, and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. Early in her career, she 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.

Ms. Murphy works extensively in the digital space and has performed in over 100 theatrical productions and dozens of TV episodes.

Education (1)

Northern Kentucky University: BFA

Areas of Expertise (9)

Show Running

Digital Streaming Content and Monetization

Writing

Development

Television

Film

Producing

International Co-Productions

Pitching

Industry Expertise (3)

Writing and Editing

Entertainment

Motion Pictures and Film

Accomplishments (8)

Development and production (professional)

25 + years of experience in television development and production and 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.

UCLA (professional)

Taught the past 10 years both at UCLA and at various universities and seminars around the world in TV/Digital development and production.

Shaftesbury - Executive Producer (professional)

Most recent executive producing credit is the drama series HOUDINI & DOYLE, from House creator David Shore, for Sony Pictures Television. She sold it internationally at its developmental inception to FOX, SHAW, and ITV. It aired on all three networks concurrently and is now streaming on Amazon.

Universal Studios and One Race, Vin Diesel’s company (professional)

Working on the company's development slate which includes the remakes of MIAMI VICE, GET CHRISTIE LOVE and RIDDICK as a TV series.

Development executive for David Kelley (professional)

Helped develop ALLY MCBEAL, THE PRACTICE and CHICAGO HOPE. She also acted in over a dozen episodes of their shows.

UPN/CW - Senior Vice President of Drama Development (professional)

Supervised the creation, from inception to series, for a variety of shows including VERONICA MARS and IN PLAIN SIGHT.

Regency TV - Senior Vice President (professional)

Created and developed top-rated series including ROSWELL, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE.

20th Century Fox - development (professional)

Involved in the development of X-FILES, THE SIMPSONS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and many others.

Affiliations (4)

  • Producer’s Guild of America
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • AFI
  • Academy of Film & Television