Christin Magdu writes all genres, but her heart beats for the drama comedy – a universe where laughter and tears meet and intertwine. She loves writing dialogue and is great with structure, but is especially known and loved for her commitment and focus, which delivers work quickly but with a high standard. “Under promise and over-deliver” is one of her creeds as a screenwriter, as well as life in general.
After having worked as an actress on stage, television and film, shot music videos, performed in stock theater, worked as a stunt woman and been a movie critic and host for The Local Channel in Gothenburg, Christin (at the time, Maroun), chose to follow her calling and became a full-time screenwriter.
She finished the well-renowned screenwriter’s programme at IHTV (Institute for Higher TV-Education) in 2005, after which she was hired as a script coordinator and staff writer at Swedish Television (SVT) for their popular daytime drama Second Avenue (Andra Avenyn), which shot in Gothenburg. That soon led to her being promoted to story editor and head writer for the spin-off series Riverside – SVT’s first, ever, streaming series. All this while developing and writing her own, original content, which gained traction with the industry and soon led to her writing in English, a move that took her to Los Angeles where she was represented by Hollywood management and production company Zero Gravity Management (Ozark, The Accountant et al).
Since 2013 she’s been working as a free agent on tv-series (concepts), storylines, episodical tv and film for several different production companies (including being a dramatic adviser) in both Sweden and abroad. 2017 she was hired as an in-house writer for Brain Academy (Swedish Dicks).
Today she has two tv projects for ITV and one for Bigster (Gåsmamman, Heder) plus a short film that recently participated in a Tokyo Film Festival. She’s also working on several features, one being a screenplay adaptation of a major, Swedish best-selling book for SF Studios.
SF Studios – Adaptation of a best-selling, Swedish novel (greenlit, feelgood)
ITV – developing two comedy series
Bigster – Ava the Avenger (Hämnaren Hillevi), (drama comedy)
Drama Svecia – Miss Fortune, (romcom)
Gimme a Break Productions – Året jag började onanera (romcom)