BBC Films shuffles management

Jane Wright, Isabel Begg take on additional roles

LONDON -- BBC Films, the BBC's movie-making division, rang the changes Monday by revamping the unit's management structure.

Jane Wright, currently BBC Films commercial affairs and GM, is moving fully into an editorial role as GM and executive producer.

She will continue to chair the BBC Films editorial board and oversee the marketing activity within BBC Films. But she also will now develop and drive her own slate of projects.

All four edit board members -- Wright, Christine Langan, Jamie Laurenson and Joe Oppenheimer -- continue to report to the BBC controller of fiction Jane Tranter.

As a result of this change, Isabel Begg has been appointed senior commercial and business affairs executive across BBC Fiction and will now take on responsibility for all business affairs and commercial dealings for BBC Films. Begg reports to Fiction head of operations and business affairs Claire Evans.

"(Wright's) impressive experience of British film and her creative flair will be a great asset to the department," Tranter said. "Meanwhile Isabel (Begg) can provide an invaluable overarching focus for the commercial aspects of the division."
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