Brown replaces Steve Norris,who recently departed the commissioner post to become managing director of filmat Framestore. Both Cinesite and Framestore are leading
Brown had been a member ofthe UK Film Council board since 2004 and has now stepped down from that role.As British Film Commissioner, he will be charged with encouraging filmproductions to shoot in the
Brown had worked at Cinesitefor 10 years as managing director, chief executive officer and then chairman.He previously worked at European Television Networks, Molinaire and RankCintel.
"We are absolutely delightedto have recruited Colin to take on this key role at this crucial time," saidJohn Woodward, CEO fo the UK Film Council. "He has adeep understanding of the industry and has thebenefit of ten years at Cinesite dealing extensively with the
Brown himself added: "I amenormously excited about taking up the post of British Film Commissioner. Thisrole allows me to come back, after a short break, into the very heart of theindustry I love. With the onset of the new tax reliefs, there are somefantastic opportunities to capitalise on the