Margaret Nagle is a screenwriter and television producer. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and won two Writers Guild of America Awards. Her first script, HBO's Warm Springs, received a record-breaking 16 Emmy nominations and won five Emmys in 2005, including the Award for Best Television Movie. It also won the 2006 Writers Guild of America Award for Long Form Original Screenplay.
The Good Lie, about the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, starring Reese Witherspoon as an American woman who takes in four refugees, was released in 2014 by Warner Brothers to wide critical acclaim.
Nagle recently wrote and produced the pilot episode for the American television version of Red Band Society for Fox with Amblin TV, based on the Catalan TV series Polseres Vermelles, created by Albert Espinosa.
Nagle's script for The Goree Girls is being filmed in 2015 produced by Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Hahn and Bron Studios,. Based on a Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollandsworth, it is about the first all female country western band that was started in a Texas prison.
Nagle, a supervising producer on Seaons One and Two of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, wrote the episodes "Broadway Limited" and "Anastasia." In its premiere season it won for Best New Series, earning Nagle her second Writer's Guild Award.
Her other work includes the Lifetime series Side Order of Life in 2007 which she created. She also wrote and produced a CBS 2009 television pilot, The Eastmans, a medical show centered around a complicated family of doctors, starring Donald Sutherland and Gaby Hoffmann.