Jane Tranter, Controller BBC Fiction, has announced a new management structure for BBC Films with day-to-day management and decision-makingl now the responsibility of a newly established BBC Films Board comprising Commissioning Editor Christine Langan, Executive Produces Jamie Laurenson & Joe Oppenheimer and Commercial Affairs and General Manager, Jane Wright.
Tranter used today’s announcement to reaffirm the BBC’s commitment to the development and production of feature films.
Jana Bennett, Director of BBC Vision, said “with these plans, the BBC is set to back an even stronger set of projects from BBC Films. Nowhere in the world can such a diverse range of talent be found working together under one roof, and I am confident that by bringing the fiction team under Jane Tranter’s leadership, we will be able to better serve the creative and production communities and offer our audiences even more outstanding storytelling.”
Current BBC Films projects include David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises � starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel � which will open the Times BFI London Film Festival, and will open in the UK through Pathe on 26 October.