Maggie Burnette Stogner
School of Communication
Additional Positions at AUExecutive Producer, AU Center for Social Media
Associate Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Maggie Burnette Stogner is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She teaches in the Film and Media Arts division, bringing over 25 years of experience to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and wrote numerous documentaries, and was senior producer of the award-winning weekly programs Explorer and Ultimate Explorer. She has worked as an independent filmmaker since 2005. Projects include producing, directing and writing films and immersive media elements for the award-winning, internationally-touring Tutankhamun exhibitions; Real Pirates exhibition; the NEH/National Geographic Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition; the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibit; and the Smithsonian's Roads of Arabia exhibit.
Maggie Burnette Stogner is also doing research on interactive museum design and has published articles in academic journals such as "Curator" and "The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts".
She is currently producing and directing a documentary on the death penalty, "Grave Injustice", with author Rick Stack, who is also an associate professor at AU's School of Communication.
DegreesMA Communication/Documentary Film, Stanford University; BA French Literature/Film, San Francisco State University
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“Roads of Arabia” opens at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum on October 24, 2014.
This extraordinary exhibition reveals some 6,000 years of the Arabian Peninsula's largely unknown culture. Presented by the Smithsonian with exhibit media produced, directed and written by yours truly. It includes recently discovered archaeological insights and objects never before seen in North America.
"Roads of Arabia" will be on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 24, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Hope all my Bay Area friends get a chance to see it!
For visiting information see the exhibit’s website: http://
Area of Expertise: Documentary filmmaking, museum exhibition media design and production, film production, documentary film and TV industry, independent filmmaking, visual media development, immersive storytelling
Additional Information: In early 2005, Margaret (Maggie) Burnette Stogner launched Blue Bear Films to provide creative and production services with excellent value and quality. Her work includes world-touring museum exhibitions, such as Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures, Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, and Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharoahs. Previously, Stogner was with National Geographic TV & Film for 10 years, as a producer and then senior producer of National Geographic’s documentary series, Explorer and Ultimate Explorer. The weekly programs won numerous Emmys, a Peabody, and a Dupont Award under her supervision. Her films include Mystery Tomb of Abusir, Surviving the Sahara, Mystery Rider, Flying Off Rooftops, Passion for Pythons, and many others. Before National Geographic, Stogner worked on the cutting edge of interactive multimedia, first as an executive producer at Apple Computer and then as a founder of her own company, 100th Monkey Media Inc. Her knowledge of convergence technology is particularly relevant today. Stogner began her career in San Francisco working on a wide variety of nonfiction programming for PBS, NBC, TBS, as well as on feature films for Lucas Films. She is a recipient of the prestigious Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship, serves on the Board of CINE Golden Eagles, and is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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