In 2000 Jane Tranter was appointed the first ever BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, overseeing a resurgence of drama that contributed to the modernisation of British drama and production. Programmes commissioned during her time included STATE OF PLAY, BLEAK HOUSE, SPOOKS, THE LOST PRINCE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LITTLE DORRIT, HOUSE OF SADDAM, LIFE ON MARS and the revival of DOCTOR WHO. Previously Jane was an Executive Producer on award-winning dramas such as WARRIORS, CARE and ROME. In 2007 her responsibilities widened to include BBC Films, Comedy and Programme Acquisition where she was responsible for bringing to the BBC titles including THE DAMNED UNITED, GAVIN AND STACEY, HEROES and MAD MEN.
In 2009 Jane moved to Los Angeles and launched BBC Worldwide Productions, a BBC Worldwide production company to make scripted and unscripted BBC re-formats for the US television market. In 2012 she launched Adjacent Productions, a sister label that was created to develop and produce original programming. Both companies went on to become leading players in the US television market, producing acclaimed titles such as DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC), TOP GEAR US (History), LIFE BELOW ZERO (NatGeo) and LADIES OF LONDON (Bravo), as well as GETTING ON (HBO), DA VINCI’S DEMONS (Starz) and the forthcoming HBO mini-series CRIME.
In 2009 Jane was the recipient of the BAFTA Special Award in recognition of her outstanding creative contribution to the industry. She is an honorary fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford and of the Royal Television Society.
“TV has changed beyond all recognition in the past decade. Huge international productions made on movie scale budgets have put British productions at the forefront of this revolution. We are delighted to be working with Welsh Government to grow this industry and continue to benefit the economy of Wales. Edwina Hart fully understands that by putting Wales at the forefront of this industry it could be a world leader within the decade.” -Jane