Betsy Nagler
Betsy nagler

Betsy is an award-winning Brooklyn-based writer and director. Since receiving her MFA from NYU, sheʼs produced and directed video letters for Nickelodeonʼs BLUE'S CLUES, pieces for the Working Families Party and the Code Liberation Foundation, and some of those animal videos for The Dodo, while her editing credits include voter education videos in five languages and fund- and awareness-raising work for Family Equality, Brick Education, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Swing Left. Her documentary feature, FLAT DADDY, about the impact of the war in Iraq on four military families from around the U.S., premiered at DOC NYC in 2011 and was broadcast on PBS America. Her most recent doc is THE HALLOWEEN HOUSE (2021), about how one man's (Tony Award-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire) obsession with scariness brings together his diverse neighborhood. Her episodic experience comes from 25+ years miking everyone from Carrie Bradshaw to Elmo as a location sound person on shows that include ELEMENTARY, THE SOPRANOS, THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL, and POSE. As a screenwriter, she writes thrillers and comedies with a dark side centered around women who won't take no for an answer. The screenplay for her thriller pilot, PRICELESS, has placed in multiple contests, was selected for the 2023 Stowe Narrative Lab and The Writers Lab 2023, and is ranked in the Top 1% of projects on Coverfly.