The British Film Commission will soon start recruiting for a successor to Andy Weltman, the former EVP of US production.

Senior Executive Tara Halloran will continue to run the BFC’s LA operations, alongside Senior Production Executive, Samantha Perahia, in the UK. The BFC will continue to be overseen by Chief Executive Adrian Wootton and Chair Iain Smith.

Weltman is leaving the BFC after four years to head Pinewood’s LA office.

The BFC will be recruiting for Weltman’s successor shortly.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission said: “Andy’s contribution to the BFC has been phenomenal over the last four years. He has also done a sterling job working with our industry partners to help make the case to Government over the tax incentive for TV which was included in the UK’s budget last week. Although we are sad to see him go, we wish him every success in his new role and look forward to working with him in the future. I would also like to personally thank him for all his support during the transfer of the management of the BFC to Film London over the last 18 months.”

Iain Smith, Chair of the British Film Commission, added: “Andy has been a fantastic asset to the BFC team and during his time with the agency we have seen the UK achieve record breaking inward investment figures. I look forward to working with Adrian and the rest of the BFC to ensure we build on this success and continue to drive growth in the UK’s production industries.”