Workerbee Inks Deal with Oscar Winner Kevin Macdonald


Banijay’s Workerbee has signed a multi-project deal with Scottish Oscar-winning director and producer Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September).

Macdonald will executive produce and direct premium factual projects with the label over the next two years. The first project he is working on is a major feature documentary for a streamer.

Macdonald’s credits include One Day in September, about the 1972 murder of 11 Israeli athletes, for which he won the Academy Award for best documentary feature; the climbing documentary Touching the Void; the Bob Marley documentary Marley; and the Whitney Houston documentary Whitney.

Rick Murray, CEO of the Workerbee Group, said, “After working closely with Kevin as co-director on Bruno vs Tyson and exec on our Janet series, we are delighted to be furthering our relationship with this deal. On a personal level, I’m a huge fan of Kevin’s approach to storytelling, and his partnerships with our lead director, Ben Hirsh, have produced our most exciting documentary projects to date. Knowing we are going to forge more high-profile films together is a great way to kickstart our Workerbee Films division.”

Macdonald added, “I’ve had a rewarding time working with Rick and the Workerbee team on several projects over the last few years and am excited to formalize our relationship and work with them on a host of new documentaries.”