After college, Maggenti moved to New York and began working in television commercials. Convinced that she was contributing to the decline of Western civilization, she quickly moved on to documentary filmmaking. Her credits include Associate Producer of Phil Zwickler's award-winning documentary Rights and Reactions and the Testing the Limits film, Voices from the Front, which earned the Best Documentary Award at the 1992 Berlin Film Festival. Her documentary "Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No To Cosmo" has won many awards.
Maggenti was accepted into the NYU Graduate Film Program and was awarded a teaching fellowship after her first year. Her short films have been screened internationally at festivals and her 1993 film, Name Day, received the Warner Brothers Production Award and the Grand Prize at the 1993 Hamptons International Film Festival.
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