Speaker Fenton Bailey

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Fenton Bailey

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

World of Wonder/RuPaul’s Drag Race, Canada’s Drag Race

Fenton Bailey is co-founder of World of Wonder, the award-winning, multi-platform production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, and over 20 years of ground-breaking unscripted, scripted and documentary content. Alongside co-founder Randy Barbato, Bailey became a trailblazer in Hollywood by creating provocative documentaries and series that give a voice to outsiders and marginalized communities. Bailey and Barbato are the driving force behind World of Wonder’s continued commitment to innovation, building a robust multi-platform distribution model and massively successful events business in addition to their traditional TV and film productions.

World of Wonder’s revolutionary television series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which they serve as Executive Producers, received 12 Emmy® Award nominations and six wins in 2018. In its 11th season, it continued to break ratings records and dominate the pop culture landscape, earning an additional 12 Emmy® Award nominations. 

Randy and Fenton’s passion for telling fascinating real life stories touches everything they produce and direct. Most recently, they directed and produced the recent HBO documentary Liberty: Mother of Exiles, which premiered in October 2019.

Speaking on: Master Class: Canada's Drag Race

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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