Helen Jackson, BBC Worldwide's director of Independents, will take a seat on the Left Bank board, and BBC Worldwide gets an exclusive distribution first-look at Left Bank 's TV productions.
Left Bank will work with international partners on TV one-off films and mini-series and theatrical film projects. BBC Worldwide is the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, recently selling theatrical documentary project Earth.
Left Bank, which officially launches next month, has recruited several high-profile board members. They include ex-UK Film Council Development Fund head Jenny Borgars as head of film, Channel 4 veteran Francis Hopkinson as head of television, and Granada/ITV veteran Marigo Kehoe as head of production. Granada 's Jenna Jones will join as development executive.
Harries is the majority stake holder and managing director of the new outfit.