BBC Studios has appointed Elanor Lee as Head of Production for Specialist Factual Productions.

Lee’s career as Head of Production, Production Executive and Line Producer spans 25 years.   She has worked on a broad range of Specialist Factual, Documentaries and Current Affairs productions and co-productions, with partners, including BBC, Nat Geo, Netflix, Sky and ITV and Ch4.  Most recently she has been working as Head of Production at Drum Studios and has also worked with many other indies including Studio Ramsay, Pulse Films and Curious Films.

Lee has also partnered with Mama Youth to train and mentor production talent and is “committed to creating workplace cultures that represent the world we live in.”

Elanor Lee said: ‘I am honoured to join Specialist Factual Productions and take on the new role of Head of Production.  I admire the teams’ commitment to producing thought provoking and high-quality programmes and I’m excited to be part of such a well-regarded team with a commitment to create a truly diverse and inclusive production environment.’

Alan Holland, Head of Specialist Factual Productions said:  ‘I am thrilled to have El join us. Her track record speaks for itself and she has all the attributes we need to help elevate our new business to the next level. I couldn’t be more excited about our future working together.’ 

Lee’s appointment completes the leadership team across BBC Studio’s new unit Specialist Factual Productions, with Alan Holland as Head of Unit, Abigail Priddle as Creative Director and Suzanne McKenna leading Commercial and Business Development.

Jon Creamer

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