Margaux also worked as Director of Development at the Writers Boot Camp – overseeing 300 writers and alumni through their script and career development.
In 2007 Margaux was chosen to participate in the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop after writing her first television spec script, and subsequently was hired as a staff writer on Privileged at the CW.
Margaux moved to New York when she was hired at the Director of Development for scripted and non-scripted series at MTV. From there, she segued into a book deal to write a series of mystery YA books with Soho Teen/Random House. The first book in the series, ESCAPE THEORY, debuted in 2013 to a Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The second book, HERO COMPLEX, came out in October, 2014.
In 2013 she was a Writers Guild Access Project honoree with her drama pilot KAT AND MOUSE, and in 2014, she sold a sci-fi pilot, ENHANCED. She is currently repped by Industry Entertainment.
Margaux uses the Script Anatomy tools for her own writing and is excited to share this process with other writers of all levels.
“I cannot say enough about how amazing Margaux is as an instructor. Her notes and thoughts were very well thought and considerate. I was most impressed, however, with how available she was to her students. She was always quick to respond to an email and ready to chat if necessary. Her class gave me the focus and guidance that I needed to produce one of the best spec teleplays I’ve ever written. I enjoyed Margaux so much that I even paid for a consultation from her for my original pilot outline! I’ve never been better prepared for the fellowships.
“Margaux’s notes helped me streamline a script that, frankly, I’d given up on. It’s now part of the sample packet my agents are sending out for staffing season.”
– W. Wagner
“Before I took my latest spec to market, Margaux was the person I could trust to tell me “if and when” it was ready. She pushed me to get it there. Margaux has the pedigree and connections to advise how your script will be received and how to make it work.“
– R. Lucas
“We can all find a personal trainer for our bodies, but it’s rare to find someone who has the perspective and is capable and willing to coach you through the pitfalls of writing, especially writing for Hollywood. Margaux is smart, funny and—perhaps even most importantly—patient. At times when I thought I’d throw in the towel on a spec project, Margaux wouldn’t let me give up and would always stay on me to make sure I saw it through to the end.”
– M. Heyman