Maureen Mahon is a screenwriter and producer living in Los Angeles.
Her film producer father gave her a Super-8 movie camera and mini editing bay when she was nine years old and she began making movies in her backyard. She studied art and drama at Orange Coast College, and then moved to Los Angeles where she worked in various film and music-related jobs, including set dresser, production assistant, studio manager, and as an assistant in the music department at Fries Entertainment. She went on to work in Business Affairs at the Samuel Goldwyn Company and New Line Cinema, while writing several screenplays. From there, she took a job at the exclusive boutique law firm, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown in Beverly Hills. Maureen continued her love of music, singing with a jazz/cabaret ensemble called The Vicious Circle.
In 2001, a series of bizarre events prompted Maureen to quit her job and buy a one-way ticket to France to learn about the life of Edith Piaf. While there, she met nearly everyone living who had known Piaf and has a box full of interview tapes that have never been made public. She realized that Edith’s life was far too extraordinary to tell in 120 pages, so she shelved the project. Maureen started her own interior design firm and was one of the designers on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation.
With the advent of streaming TV series, Maureen dusted off her project (PIAF) and has written it as a one-hour serialized television series. It has placed in several screenwriting competitions, including Screencraft, Launch Pad, Stage 32, Paris Women Festival, and the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards.
Maureen also has a slate of dramatic projects that feature grounded, complex female characters who must fight to survive in high-stake worlds.
Piaf Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama Before becoming France's beloved star, Edith Piaf, a homeless street singer is offered the chance to sing at the city's hottest cabaret. She must prove her talent and commitment or disappear into a life of crime and prostitution on the corrupt streets of Depression-era Paris.
Untitled Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy A boy employs his unique culinary skills to lift himself and his unreliable mom out of poverty, achieving local fame, until his secret ingredient is exposed.
Rings of the Unpromised
Film by Michelle Arthur Associate Producer In a world of broken promises, one woman finds the answer to fulfill the only promise that truly matters.
Film by Michelle Arthur Associate Producer A rich player emotionally abuses his girlfriend until she discovers the bond of multiple past lives that ties them into present day and turns the tables.
Internet by Maureen Mahon Writer, Producer, Director Actors, Recording Artists and Animal Activists join forces to save the Forgotten Elephants of Odisha.
Gods in Shackles
Documentary by Sangita Iyer Associate Producer Gods in Shackles is an expose revealing the dark side of the Indian state of Kerala's glamorous cultural festivities that exploit temple elephants for profit in the name of culture and religion.
House Hunters Renovation
by Pie Town Productions Self A couple buys a fixer and turns a wrecked rec room into a hip game lounge.
Stage 32 Best of Stage 32 Lookbook "Double Recommend" Top 1% of all Scripts
ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition - Quarterfinalist
Launch Pad Pilot Competition (9th Annual) - Second Rounder
ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition - Quarterfinalist
Paris Women Festival - Semi-Finalist
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards - Quarterfinalist