Maggie Betts is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. In 2010 Maggie made the award winning documentary THE CARRIER, about a young and pregnant woman living with HIV/AIDS in rural Zambia, while struggling to protect her unborn child from her disease. THE CARRIER was featured in over 22 film festivals and subsequently distributed by Cinedigm. In 2014, she made her first narrative short film entitled, ENGRAM. Then in 2016 Maggie wrote and directed her first feature length film entitled, NOVITIATE, about a young woman in training to become a nun in the 1960s. NOVITIATE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2017, where Maggie was also awarded the festival's Breakthrough Director prize. NOVITIATE was simultaneously sold to Sony Pictures Classic who will release the film this coming fall.
Born and raised in New York City, she is the daughter of Roland and Lois Betts and a graduate of Princeton University with a BA in English Literature.
Through her work on THE CARRIER, Maggie remains involved with numerous charities relating to the plight of HIV/AIDS in Africa. She is also a strong supporter of women's rights everywhere and the continued advancement of gender equality.