Founder of Iguana Films, and a professor at Emerson College, Maria Agui Carter’s (she/her) recent work includes REBEL: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War, on Amazon Prime, Erik Barnouw award winner for best historical films in America; and the PBS series SCIGIRLS nominated for a 2019 daytime Emmy. She is a 2021-2 Concordia Studio Fellow with a first-look deal. Concordia is Executive Producing ALLEGED, Maria’s criminal justice series currently in production. She is also a 2022 winner of a Spark grant from the National Endowment for Humanities & Firelight Media for BIRTHRIGHT, an essay film exploring the racialized roots of immigration policy in America. In development is her feature script SECRET LIFE OF LA MARIPOSA, a fable on immigration and climate change based on Maria’s experience growing up undocumented.