Vice Studios Docs Boss Joins Banijay Label Dragonfly

Vice Studios docs boss Alex Moore is exiting to join Banijay label Dragonfly.

The two-time Oscar winner will take up a newly-created role as Executive Vice President Documentaries and Unscripted as the Ambulance and Then Barbara Met Alan label, which is being given more funding of late, pushes into the premium space.

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Reporting into MD Richard Bond when he starts next month, Moore will develop the slate with an emphasis on U.S. and international streamer commissions.

A Vice spokeswoman said the company will not replace Moore and senior non-fiction execs based in the UK will now report directly to LA-based Chief Content Officer Danny Gabai.

Moore joined Vice Studios in 2020 and his division was responsible for a string of global shows including Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Right Now (Netflix), Encounters (Netflix) and Max Verstappen: Anatomy of a Champion (Viaplay).  Most recently he co-created and executive produced (with Elton John and David Furnish) limited series Better Angels: The Gospel According to Tammy Faye, which was directed by Oscar-nominated Dana Adam Shapiro and premiered at Sundance 2024.

Prior to Vice, he was CEO of Grain Media, during which time the company won two Oscars including Netflix’s first ever Academy Award for The White Helmets, and A&E Networks’ Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl).

“Alex has an outstanding track record in creating award winning films and series that resonate with a global audience, and I am unbelievably excited that he is coming on board to drive our international expansion,” said Bond.

Moore added: “Dragonfly have a history of unlocking truly ground-breaking access and finding extraordinary characters in their filmmaking. I’m beyond thrilled at the prospect of building on that legacy and working with this extraordinary team to grow new premium projects together.”

Dragonfly is one of the Banijay labels to have been handed additional funding since Patrick Holland took over as UK CEO, along with the likes of Workerbee. Others, such as Tipping Point maker RDF, have been shuttered.

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