Stage 1 business development consultant
Jane Wright’s experience in the feature film industry spans distribution, international sales, production and financing. She began her career in the US independent film production and distribution sector before moving to BBC Worldwide in New York as Vice President of Co-Production and Sales for Drama and Children’s television. She made a permanent move to London to work at BBC Films in 1997 where she remained for fourteen years. Jane worked with producers to create and execute production finance strategies on films as diverse as Maybe Baby, Ben Elton’s directorial debut; John Crowley’s Is Anybody There; Richard Eyre’s Iris; and We Need to Talk About Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsay. Many of the BBC Films titles Jane worked on won critical praise and a vast array of prestigious awards. During 2000/2001 Jane was seconded to The Sales Co. as Acting CEO where she was responsible for successful launch of one of the Cannes Film Festival’s top Official Competition films, No Man's Land, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
When Jane took on the role of Managing Director and Executive Producer at BBC Films in 2010, she sat on the Editorial Board of BBC Vision and executive produced Andy De Emmony’s West Is West (the sequel to East Is East), Scott Hicks's The Boys Are Back and Stephen Poliakoff's Glorious 39.
Prior to joining the BBC, Jane associate-produced the multiple-award winning Heavy, written and directed by her fellow Columbia Film School graduate, James Mangold (Walk The Line). Jane has an MBA, also from Columbia University, specialising in Media Management and Corporate Finance. Jane was honoured with a Women In Film Award for her contribution to the Industry in 2007.
Jane now works as a consultant, producer and executive producer. Most recently she executive produced Remainder, an adaptation of the Tom McCarthy novel, directed by celebrated artist Omer Fast and Been So Long (an adaptation of Che Walker’s hit musical) directed by Tinge Krishnan which has been acquired internationally by Netflix.