Libby Geist

Libby Geist

Libby Geist, a two-time Peabody Award winning producer, serves as Vice President, ESPN Films and Original Projects overseeing new project development and production for series and specials, including short film initiatives. Geist’s creative contributions to ESPN Films are many, highlighted by leading development for 30 for 30 and spearheading the highly-acclaimed Nine for IX series–nine documentaries about women in sports, by female filmmakers. Additionally, she manages Becoming, a documentary series on Disney XD. Geist got her first production job at Shoot the Moon Productions under director Dan Klores, where she worked from 2003 to 2008. She worked on four documentaries under Klores, “Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story” (USA Network), “Viva Baseball” (SpikeTV) and “Crazy Love” which won an Independent Spirit Award. It was her work as a Producer on the four hour, two part documentary “Black Magic” (2008) which won her first Peabody and an introduction to ESPN Films. As a freelancer in 2008/2009, Geist produced “The Surge: The Whole Story” for PBS and conducted a series of interviews with the E Street Band for HBO’s acclaimed doc “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town”. Geist moved to ESPN Films in late 2008 to work on the 30 for 30 series, which brought her a second Peabody. She worked closely on several films including Albert Maysles’ “Muhammad & Larry”, Brett Morgen’s “June 17th, 1994” and Alex Gibney’s “Catching Hell.” After two years in production, Geist moved into a development role where she now oversees long form documentary development.
The Big Thing: ESPN Films
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The Big Thing: ESPN Films

VP, ESPN Films and Original Projects, Libby Geist, provides an overview on the success of O.J.: Made In America. Plus,…
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