UK producer Christine Langan will join BBC Films as a producer/executive producer at the beginning of September.

Langan recently produced Pierrepoint and Stephen Frears' forthcoming feature The Queen. She produced ColdFeet for Granada, The Deal forChannel 4 and Dirty Filthy Love forITV.

In her new position, Langan will work alongside the current BBC Films team to develop a slate of new feature film projects with independentproducers.

"I'm delighted that Christinehas agreed to join us," said David Thompson, head of BBC Films. "She is one of the most formidable talents in the industry, fullof energy and invention and with great popular taste. She joins a developmentdepartment which is already very strong and I'm sure that her skills will be asignificant complement to the development process at BBC Films which is at the heart of what we do."

Langan added: "I'm very excited to be joining BBC Films and relish the opportunity to work with the best of Britishtalent - writers, directors and producers - in getting accessible, qualityfilms into our cinemas."