THE TO DO LIST
MAGGIE CAREY (Writer/Director/Executive Producer): A rising writer and director with a flair for comedy, Carey is currently in development on My Life Coach, which she co-wrote with frequent writing partner Liz Cackowski for Universal Pictures. Isla Fischer is attached to star in the comedy which tells the story of a woman whose decision to turn things around by hiring a "life coach" is thrown for serious loop when she realizes the person she hires is trying to steal her life. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing under their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.
Carey co-wrote and directed "Lady Refs" starring Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell and Bill Hader for HBO's "Funny or Die Presents." The comedic sketch series centers on the high-powered, dramatic world of four lady referees who work youth soccer games. Carey was inspired to create the series based on a referee she had while playing soccer at The University of Montana.
Carey also developed the online series "The Jeannie Tate Show," which she directed and co-wrote with Liz Cackowski. The series followed suburban mom "Jeannie Tate" as she cruised around the "burbs" in her minivan interviewing celebrities while chauffeuring her kids around town. Guests included Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, and Rob Riggle, and starred Aubrey Plaza and Cackowski. The idea for the series developed from Carey and Cackowski's own experiences growing up playing soccer and being driven around in minivans for practice and games.
Carey wrote for the ABC sitcom, "In The Motherhood," starring Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines, based on the successful web series of the same name. The show was loosely inspired by real-life everyday moms and was the first web series to be remade for network television.
Carey cut her comedic chops at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City where she currently performs. She also studied at Improv Olympic West in Los Angeles. Growing up in Boise, Idaho, Carey found an interest in filmmaking early on and made her "first" film when she was fourteen out of sheer boredom over spring break. In the film, titled "Boys Are Idiots," Carey recorded her guy friends to see how far they could spit their chaw.
Carey graduated from The University of Montana with a BA in English Literature and earned her MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
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