Los Angeles, California, United States
Moira Griffin is the Executive Director of Production, Creative Labs for 21st Century Fox where she is charged with furthering Fox’s goals to create content that reflects the company’s global audience, attracts diverse storytellers, and positions the film, television studios, and the networks as the home for innovative storytelling. She is the former head of Diversity Initiatives at the Sundance Institute where she focused on developing diverse artists while by helping them gain access to the programs within the institute, as well introducing them to the international marketplace, finance and emerging technologies. Prior to her position as Sundance she worked as an Independent Producer and Strategist based in New York and Los Angeles.
Moira has numerous projects under her belt including music videos, short films, features, documentaries and webseries for a variety of companies including PBS, YouTube, and NBC Universal. With award-winning projects such as Night Shift (Executive Produced by Viola Davis), The New Black (PBS), Black Folk Don’t (PBS/YouTube), Hug, and The Contest (Cartoon Network) premiering at festivals including Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, AFI Docs, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival, she is consistently focused on helping directors move their projects from development through post.
Her next feature documentary Alabamaland will premiere in 2020 and she just completed her most recent project CAP.
Previously, she worked as VP of Production/Development with Pipedream Productions developing projects with talents such as Derek Cianfrance, Julian Fellowes, Ian Rankin and Liza Johnson. A founding director of Rooftop Films, she has curated film programs for multiple organizations from Ocularis (New York, NY) to the Global Peace Film Festival (Bali). In addition, she developed the Ethiopia Film Initiative as a consultant with the IETFF in Monaco, which supports Ethiopian filmmakers and the development of an Ethiopian film industry.
Originally from the border cities of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, she holds degrees in Media Studies and Japanese Studies from the University of Windsor.