Meghan Thompson’s passion for writing began under the mentorship of journalist James Fallows for whom she worked on his book Breaking the News and at U.S. News and World Report. She has provided political research to Wall Street; been a public relations consultant; the agent and manager of a four-time Olympic gold medalist; and a lobbyist for clean air in Westminster.
A silver lining of lockdown was that she finally learned to write screenplays, a desire she’s had since studying film history at Cornell University. Her pilot for a series on Eleanor of Aquitaine was a semifinalist in both Screencraft’s and WeScreenplay’s International TV Pilot Competitions and a quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition. She has also completed a feature biopic about Scottish hero Roger Cruickshank, who overcame debilitating personal crises to become an Olympic skier, the first RAF Typhoon pilot to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an advocate for mental health.