Alexander producer Iain Smith has been named as the new chairof the Skillset Film Skills Strategy Committee.

The committee is in charge ofguiding the delivery of A Bigger Future - the £50m five year trainingstrategy for the UK film industry.

Smith, who has sat on theFilm Skills Strategy Committee since it was formed in 2003, replaces StewartTill as chair. Till has stepped down since becoming chair of the UK Film Council butwill maintain an overview as deputy chair of Skillset.

Smith's executive producer creditsinclude Cold Mountain, Spy Game and Entrapment. He is also a director of the UK Film Council.

Till commented: "Wecouldn't have chosen a more suitable individual to lead the delivery of ABigger Future. Iain knows the British, and international, film businessinside out and has been integral to the development of the strategy right fromthe start."