Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in New York concentrating on feature films and documentaries. She is co-producer of James Marsh’s Man on Wire, a documentary that won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best British Film. She is also the Production Advisor for Making a Murderer for Netflix. Her television credits also include Co-Executive Producer on Stanistan, an hour-long dramatic pilot for the USA Network and Executive Producer on the non-fiction series The Penny Black.
Ryan’s other producer credits include Project NIM, The Gates, BOMBER, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, The Team, The King, Torte Bluma, Last Hand Standing and Wisconsin Death Trip. Her Re-Creations producing work includes the award-winning films 1971 and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
Currently Chair and Director of Production at Columbia University’s Graduate Film program, her books include Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low Budget Independent Film Producing, 2nd edition and Film+Video Budgets, 6th Edition. Additional awards for past work include two Sundance Awards, two BAFTAs, a Peabody award, an IDA award, three AICP awards, a Billboard award, a Freddie, a CMA award, an ACM award, 11 Addys and 5 Tellys.