Jane Tranter

Jane Tranter is one of the most highly celebrated television producers in the UK. A recipient of the BAFTA Special Award for her contribution to television, Jane started her career as a secretary and then second assistant director before working her way up. She was appointed BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning in 2000 and oversaw a resurgence of drama that contributed to the modernisation of the British television industry. 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 Warrior, 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/Fox) and the award-winning The Night Of (HBO/Sky).  She is an honourary fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford and the Royal Television Society.