Jane Tranter Head of BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions
Jane Tranter kick-started the scripted and unscripted push of BBC Worldwide Productions in January 2009 as EVP and head of the company. In addition to refreshing and overseeing hit shows such as Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and What Not to Wear (TLC), Jane has seen into production Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz),Top Gear (HISTORY),Hairy Bikers (HISTORY)and a vast slate of upcoming shows including Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz),The Week the Women Went (Lifetime),Lovetown, USA (OWN),The Next Big Thing (Oxygen), Lives on Fire (OWN), Untitled Stacy London Fashion Series (w/t) (TLC) andRichard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC America). Working across both reformats of acclaimed British shows for U.S. audiences, as well as original pieces, Jane and her team work with broadcasters, producers and talent on both sides of the Atlantic.
Before coming to the States to join BBC Worldwide Productions, Jane held the post of Controller of BBC Fiction in the UK. With a budget of approx $500 million, Jane was responsible for commissioning the BBC’s entire drama, comedy, motion picture and program acquisition output, leading a portfolio of diverse and distinctive productions including Little Dorrit, Criminal Justice, Gavin and Stacey, Heroes, House of Saddam, Doctor Who, Rome, Blackpool, Bleak House and State of Play.
From 2000 to 2006, Jane was Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, responsible for leading the team that modernized and reinvented the BBC’s drama output. Before that, Jane headed up in-house drama at the BBC working as an Executive Producer on a number of award-winning films, mini-series and series.
In 2009, Jane received BAFTA’s Special Award in recognition of her outstanding creative contribution to the television industry.