|Occupation||Director, writer, producer|
John Maggio is an American documentary film director, writer and producer. He is best known for his films The Perfect Weapon (HBO), Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis (HBO) and The Newspaperman (HBO) as well as his work with the PBS series American Experience and Frontline.
Life and career
Maggio began his career as a musician as one of the founding members of the band, The Crosswalk with Cody ChesnuTT. Their debut album, Venus Loves A Melody was produced by Hollywood Records in 1999 with the legendary mixer Bob Clearmountain. After the band was dropped from their label Maggio pursued a career in documentary film and has been a partner at Brooklyn based film company Ark Media since 2003. His latest film A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (HBO) will have its world premier at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. He is also currently at work on a film about Italian fashion called Milano.
|2005-2018||American Experience||Director, writer and producer||7 Episodes|
|2008-2016||Frontline||Director, writer and Producer||4 Episodes|
|2019||Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis||Director and producer||Documentary|
|2020||The Perfect Weapon||Director and producer||Documentary|
|2021||A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks||Director and producer||Documentary|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Nominated||Slamdance Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize||Virgil Bliss|
|2002||Nominated||Independent Spirit Awards||John Cassavetes Award||Virgil Bliss|
|2007||Nominated||News & Documentary Emmy Award||Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming||American Experience - The Boy in the Bubble|
|2009||Nominated||News & Documentary Emmy Award||Outstanding Informational Programming||Frontline - Growing Up Online|
|2010||Nominated||Writers Guild of America Awards||Documentary Script – Current Events||Frontline - College, Inc.|
|2012||Won||Writers Guild of America Awards||Outstanding Script for Breaking Report||Frontline - Educating Sergeant Pantzke|||
|2018||Won||News & Documentary Emmy Award||Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary||Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis|||
|2018||Nominated||Producers Guild of America Award||Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures||The Newspaperman|||
|2018||Nominated||Writers Guild of America Awards||Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events||American Experience - Into The Amazon|||
|2020||Nominated||Writers Guild of America Awards||Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events||American Experience - The Poison Squad|||
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- "'The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee': TV Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Cody ChesnuTT Talks About His Indie Success, And His Album, The Headphone Masterpiece". songwriteruniverse.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "The Crosswalk (2) – Venus Loves A Melody". discogs.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Local filmmaker John Maggio presents PBS' 'The Italian Americans'". buffalonews.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Alison Burke, Ark Media". wp.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Announcing The Feature Film Lineup For Tribeca 2021". tribecafilm.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "U.S. Director John Maggio Helming Italian Fashion Industry Doc 'Milano'". variety.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "FRONTLINE Wins Four Writers Guild Awards!". pbs.org. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 40TH NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS" (PDF). theemmys.tv. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Producers Guild of America Documentary Nominations Don't Foreshadow the Oscars". indiewire.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "2019 Writers Guild Awards: The Complete List of Winners". eonline.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "WGA Awards TV Nominations: 'Better Call Saul', 'Ted Lasso' & 'The Great' Lead Way". eonline.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.