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Maggy Torres-Rodriguez is a Cuban-American writer and video editor based in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida (Hialeah, ya tu sabe), Maggy’s first paid writing gig was at 13 years old when she sold an angsty poem to a high school rock band for $20. She’d spend the rest of her teenage years writing songs and recording ‘experimental’ music videos on a 2004 Sony Handycam, which she kinda still misses. After learning that movies weren’t just “things that exist” by discovering the behind the scenes features on her Corpse Bride DVD, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
Maggy went on to study Film Production and Music Business at the University of Miami and holds an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Determined to find her place in the industry (all the while gathering the most XP points possible) Maggy covered all her bases from working as an Executive Assistant at Lionsgate, to a casting associate for competition shows like America’s Got Talent, The Voice, and American Idol. At one point she was hired as a Creative Writer for the U.S. Army for some hush-hush stuff. Sounds sketchy, and it probably was, but hey. Girlz gotta eat.
While in Miami, Maggy worked as a producer and video editor for companies like The Spanish Broadcasting System, HBO Latin America, and Univision -- and as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College where she taught classes in Screenwriting, Production Management, and Film Proposal Writing.
She currently works as a screenwriting professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts,
and is a recipient of the Sundance Latiné Fellowship + COLLAB Scholarship, along with being a Lab Mentor for the M Film Lab by OpenScreenplay, a film lab meant to amplify Latinx voices in storytelling. She buzy, but she also nice. HIRE AWAY!
Maggy is repped at FWRD MGMT and A3 Artists Agency.