Maggie Hadleigh-West is an internationally recognized independent filmmaker, activist and an inspirational public speaker. She has been writing, directing and producing in film, television and for corporations since 1991.Her work is often considered to be controversial, provocative, radical and irreverent.
Maggie is particularly adept at creating original programming for television and the Internet, which is content laden and character driven. Her independent films, employ arresting cinematic styles and social justice messages. As a Producer for television, her work has included researching, writing and producing original segments for Dateline NBC, Life Time Television, Independent Film Channel and more.Maggie’s films and presentations have been used around the world in theaters, the Internet, broadcast television, cable outlets, nonprofit organizations, conferences, corporations, colleges and government agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Justice and State.
Maggie has appeared on numerous national and international television and radio programs including 20/20, The Today Show, CBS News, The Oprah Show, Lifetime Live, Oxygen Media, BBC, NPR, and CNN. Articles on Hadleigh-West have been published in USA Today, New York Times,San Francisco Examiner, NY Observer, Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, New York Daily News, Ms. Magazine, Glamour Magazine, London Times, South African Elle, the Swedish papers Aftonbladet and Dagens Nyheter and Australia’s Exposure magazine.
In 2010 Maggie's film, Player Hating: A Love Story won and Indie Fest Audience Impact Award and an Accolade Award. In 2009, 2006 and 2005 Maggie was an Alcyon Grantee, a 2004 New York State Council on the Arts Grantee, 2001 University of Louisville Distinguished Professor Nominee, 2000 Rockefeller Fellow Nominee, 2000 Tiny Tony Award Winner and nominee of the 1998 Caligari Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Visual Communications from George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts with a Merit Award from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.