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BBC Films head Christine Langan is set to step down.
The news was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. It is understood that Langan is set to join Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions as CEO, although the deal hasn’t been formally signed.
Langan has helmed BBC Films since 2009, working on such titles as Philomena, The Queen, In the Loop, An Education and the upcoming David Brent: Life on the Road.
Baby Cow, which was co-founded by Coogan and Henry Normal in 1999, co-produced Philomena, as well as Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, A Cock and Bull Story and 24 Hour Party People. On the TV front, it was behind Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh and The Trip.
Normal left the banner in April. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, later increased its stake in the company from 25 to 73 percent.
BBC Worldwide wouldn’t confirm Langan joining Baby Cow, a spokesperson saying that the companies are “yet to complete their search for a new CEO for the business.”
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