Maia Newley
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I write a bit, direct a bit and wander about a lot. Very left-leaning vegetarian, Theravadin Buddhist, all round soft-touch with way too many opinions which I never learned to keep to myself!

I run an independent film production company which is based both in the UK and the US and makes biographical documentary films.

I'm a forensic psychologist by trade and have written in the past on subjects which include feminism, adults with learning difficulties, American school shootings, gender, crime and justice.

I'm 47 and an American Brit (Dual National, born in NYC, live in both countries).

Blog Entries by Maia Newley

Sue Mengers - A Woman of Substance

Posted 18 October 2011 | 18/10/11 03:03

Sue Mengers is not a household name in the UK, and yet, in Hollywood, she was legendary.

Sue, who passed away on Saturday, 15th October at her home in Beverly Hills, had a tendency to provoke strong reactions in people: some loved her, others hated her - probably pretty...

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When Does a Trial "Jump the Shark"?

Posted 13 October 2011 | 13/10/11 16:03

The first thing to say here is that I am in no way making light of the central issues surrounding the trial of Dr Conrad Murray, they are being judged as they should be, in a court of law. But, as an aside, I can't help wondering if I'm the...

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George Harrison - Memories of A Divided Self

Posted 5 October 2011 | 05/10/11 01:00

I've tried to write about George's life on many occasions, failing miserably most times. I'm always left feeling I've left something out or somehow not drawn out the spirit of the man. I'm left with a kind of uncomfortable void around the question "but who was he?" Perhaps that's why,...

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Conrad Murray, The Gift That Keeps on Giving - Is Michael Jackson's Doctor the tip of the Volcano?

Posted 28 September 2011 | 28/09/11 10:58

Alright, cards on the table time... Michael Jackson was a family friend and someone I'd known for over 20 years... I've never been a great defender of the man and I'm not about to start now but the opening of the trial of Conrad Murray yesterday has left me wondering...

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An Actor's Life is (not) For Me!

Posted 27 September 2011 | 27/09/11 14:46

I'm not someone who should be allowed out alongside celebrities. To illustrate this I'll tell you of the time I attended an end-of-film party in Los Angeles in which Harrison Ford was the star. Having been invited, it would have been rude to refuse, so there I stood, horribly out...

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