Christine Langan, the head of BBC Films, is to step down to become CEO of Baby Cow Productions, according to reports.

She will replace Henry Normal – co-founder of the company with Steve Coogan – who left in April  “to take a long overdue break from TV and film production”.

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Langan was appointed creative director of the BBC’s feature film-making arm in 2009 following a string of successes at Granada.

Her tenure as head of BBC Films saw several award-winning films go into production, including My Week With Marilyn, An Education, and, in collaboration with Baby Cow, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Baby Cow was set up in 1999 by Coogan and Normal, and initially concentrated on TV, before the company moved into film in 2001.

According to Screen, an exit timetable is yet to be worked out, although the suggestion is that Langan may leave the BBC post in October.