Magazine article Screen International

Studiocanal's UK Head of Production Jenny Borgars to Join Pathe (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Studiocanal's UK Head of Production Jenny Borgars to Join Pathe (Exclusive)

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Long-time Studiocanal exec worked on Legend and Macbeth.

Jenny Borgars

Jenny Borgars, Studiocanal’s long-time UK head of production, is to join Pathe, Screen can reveal.

Borgars, one of the UK’s most established production executives, will join in May as deputy managing director and report to Pathe Productions MD Cameron McCracken.

Studiocanal’s UK CEO Danny Perkins will take on the role of acting head of UK production at the company for now.

Borgars has been at Studiocanal since 2008 and has been intrinsic to the firm’s production push. Her name has figured in recent years when senior production roles at public funding bodies have been in the offing.

Prior to joining Studiocanal, Borgars was head of film at Left Bank Pictures and for seven years served as head of the development fund at the UK Film Council.

She has executive producer credits on some 19 films, ranging from box-office hits Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Legend to Cannes Palme d’Or contender Macbeth and Ben Wheatley’s cult hit Sightseers.

McCracken said: “Jenny has been a friend for many years and I am delighted to be welcoming her into the Pathe family. …

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