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About Us

Maxine creates beautifully-crafted non-fiction projects that entertain, investigate and reveal.

About Us

Founded by Mary Robertson in 2022 through an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Maxine Productions is powered by a passion for great journalism and extraordinary filmmaking. A woman-led full-service production company with physical offices in New York and Los Angeles, we love to use our creative and operational infrastructure to support our clients, our partners of all stripes, and both established and emerging talent.

After two years in business Maxine can today point to three major (announced) projects, and a pipeline full of dozens of ideas that we love (but can’t yet talk about). Our slate includes projects in development with ID, Max, Peacock, PBS' Frontline, Rolling Stone, Wondery, Buzzfeed, Business Insider, and The Hollywood Reporter.

In March of 2024, Maxine released "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV" on Investigation Discovery and Max. The four-part series, directed by Robertson and Emma Schwartz, pulls back the curtain on an empire, built by creator Dan Schneider, that had an undeniable grip on popular culture. The docuseries offers unprecedented access to key cast members, writers, and crew spanning Schneider’s popular series at Nickelodeon and spotlights their emotional accounts; chronicling a pattern of gross, abusive, and manipulative behavior that unfolded across decades, as well as stories about child predators on set. "Quiet on Set" additionally features former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell, sharing publicly, for the first time ever, the abuse he suffered at the hands of Brian Peck, his former dialogue coach who was convicted in 2004 for his crimes against Drake and ordered to register as a sex offender.


“Quiet on Set” ignited a viral online response online and has invigorated a nationwide reckoning with the dark underbelly of children’s entertainment. The series has been watched by more than 20 million people across cable network ID and streamers Max and Discovery+.


“Quiet on Set” became Max’s biggest streaming title ever reported in Nielsen’s Top 10 charts with 1.3 billion minutes watched.

In 2023, Maxine’s documentary June, a new feature doc on country singer-songwriter June Carter Cash from Emmy-winner Kristen Vaurio, made its world premiere at DOC NYC. June is now streaming in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria on Paramount+. The film is a New York Times Critic’s Pick and Vogue writes that June 'rectifies a collective oversight, and presents a lovingly crafted, richly detailed rendering of a life well lived'.

Also in 2023, Maxine’s documentary, Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman premiered on Peacock, serving as a companion to season two of the scripted series Dr. Death. Both of which tell the story of Paolo Macchiarini, a superstar celebrity surgeon who ascended to global fame after performing the world’s first synthetic organ transplant and chronicles how the surgeon was exposed as an international con man whose web of lies extended decades.

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