Wright, will continue to chair the BBC Films editorial board and oversee the marketing activity within BBC Films, but will now develop and drive her own slate of projects.
Welcoming her new role Wright said: 'I've been at BBC Films for 11 years now, I worked in the industry for over 25 years. This is a wonderful new opportunity for me, very exciting and energising.'
Wright continues to report to the controller of fiction, Jane Tranter.
As a result of this change, Isabel Begg has been appointed senior commercial and business affairs executive across BBC Fiction and will now take on responsibility for all business affairs and commercial dealings for BBC Films. She reports to Claire Evans, head of operations and business affairs for fiction.
Jane Tranter, controller BBC fiction, said,' I am delighted that Jane is becoming a full time member of the BBC Films editorial team. Her impressive experience of British film and her creative flair will be a great asset to the department. Meanwhile Isabel can provide an invaluable over-arching focus for the commercial aspects of the division.'