Maggie Betts is an American screenwriter and director. 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. In 2010, Maggie made the award winning documentary “The Carrier,” about a young and pregnant woman living with HIV/AIDS in rural Zambia. The film 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. The film 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 which released the film in the fall of 2018.