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C4 appoints first film comedy chief

Channel 4 has appointed its first head of film comedy.

Caroline Leddy's brief will be to seek out potential comedy movies and develop them for the screen.

She is already Channel 4's head of comedy, and she will continue in that role, too.

Her credits include The Book Group, Smack The Pony, Brass Eye, Trigger Happy TV and The 11 O'Clock Show.

For comedy projects Leddy will continue to report to Danielle Lux, Head of Entertainment Group and Controller E4. For comedy film projects she will report to Tessa Ross, Head of Film.

Tessa Ross said: "I'm really excited about working with Caroline, and about building a Film Department with her which grows its relationship with our comic talent."

The channel's head of entertainment, Danielle Lux, said: "Caroline is excellent with writers and on screen talent. This new dual role is a real asset for both comedy and film comedy for Channel 4 and will ensure that we have the very best writers and performers working for us on both the big and small screens."

Leddy started her career as a trainee BBC producer in 1990. She moved to independent production house Talkback in 1995 to produce Brass Eye, and joined Channel 4 in 1997.

In the shake-up, Katie Taylor - currently Editor, Comedy - is promoted to commissioning editor.

Published: 13 Feb 2003

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