MEAGAN ADELE LOPEZ is a Cuban-American born in Florida, raised in Baltimore, educated in Los Angeles, and who has worked in Chicago, London, Bristol and now, Paris where she resides. Having moved twelve times before she was twelve years old and living between the worlds of Cuban and American, artist and business person, she is interested in creating stories around outsiders, chameleons, shape-shifters, rebels and revolutionaries. She attended University of Southern California as a National Hispanic Scholar and Dean's Scholar, and La Sorbonne in Paris for Theatre & French, with a minor in business. She is an omni-channel creative who finds the story or character first, then matches the best outlet to tell that story. She writes novels and screenplays, performs, directs and produces plays and films. She has a diverse background from entrepreneur to leading the New York Times global digital advertising teams internationally to her current career as a filmmaker and novelist.
Her directorial debut for her short, dark comedy film on the subject of female rage, Raging Cult, has landed her six awards in film festivals, including Best First Time Director, Best Dark Comedy, Best Comedy and Best Female-Driven Film. Her most recent projects include executive producing a music video for electric pop artist CLARA-NOVA and directing a series of short plays in Paris; and she is in production for her first feature film, A Baltimore Dream about hopes, dreams and what happens to them; and in development for a gritty, female-driven dark comedy TV Series based in Paris, Ready to Connect.
She is a staunch feminist; one of the faces of Google’s #IamRemarkable program (a program that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments). She founded and chaired the New York Times’ international Women’s Network. She also has mentored young women at the American Chamber of Commerce in France and students at her alma mater high school, Baltimore School for the Arts. She is currently Vice Chair for Democrats Abroad in Paris, and ambassador for Baltimore Homecoming.
Always a storyteller at heart, she made the leap in 2019 to founding her company, Lady Who Productions, Inc which focuses on diverse female voices and stories that aim to change the world. It is an internationally based production company in Paris, France and Baltimore, Maryland USA.
Now Meagan is finishing her debut young adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, The Lorelei.