Wall To Wall chief executiveAlex Graham is to become the next chair of UK producers body Pact, while SlateFilms managing director Andrea Calderwood has been named vice chair, film.
Both stood unopposed for thekey positions, which will come into effect from January 2006. MalcolmBrinkworth, managing director, Touch Productions, was also named vice chair,television.
Graham will replace outgoingchair Andrew Zein, managing director of Tiger Aspect Productions. Calderwoodreplaces Margaret Matheson, managing director of Bard Entertainments.
Calderwood is currentlyproducing two international features: Cargo,a UK-Spanish-Swedish co-production from a script by Paul Laverty, directed byClive Gordon; and The Last King ofScotland by director Kevin Macdonald.
Graham has built Wall ToWall into one of the UK's leading independent TV producers and has executiveproduced programmes including New Tricks,George Orwell - A Life in Pictures and Who Do You Think You Are'
Meanwhile, the nominationprocess for next year's Pact Council, the policymaking forum of Pact, has closed, with over 56 producers putting themselvesforward for election.
Pact's Council is elected from its membership for a term of one year. Itis the policymaking forum of Pact, to which the executive staff of Pactreports. Some of Council's members are elected to represent specific sectors ofPact's membership, including the nations and regions, production services,production finance and rights exploitation.
Ballot papers for the remaining posts will be circulated to all memberson 6 October 2005 and the full results will be announced at the Pact AGM inDecember.
John McVay, chief executiveof Pact said: "Andrew has done a great job as chair of Pact and I'm delightedthe independent production sector will benefit yet again from an individuallike Alex who will bring passion, commitment and experience to the manychallenges that lie ahead."