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U.S Library Sales Appointment for BBC Worldwide

1 September 2003

Focusing on increasing its share of the global stock footage market, BBC Library Sales has appointed Jan Ross to manage its activity in the US as Senior Vice President, Library Sales, BBC Worldwide Americas.

Reporting to Simon Gibbs, Managing Director BBC Library Sales, and based in Los Angeles, Jan will manage the overall strategy in the Americas for the company's motion imagery licensing business.

Commenting on the new appointment, Simon Gibbs said, "Jan's track record in the industry will be invaluable in driving forward our ambitious business plans. She has become a member of the team at an exciting time when our business is going from strength to strength on both sides of the Atlantic and I am looking forward to her further increasing our profile in the US market."

Jan has been working with BBC Library Sales in the US for the past 10 months as a consultant.

With more than 20 years' senior management experience in stock footage marketing, film production and the commercial film licensing business, Jan was a founder of the Energy Film Library. She led the company's global expansion, conversion of its digital assets to digital media, and the development of its Internet strategies, prior to selling Energy assets to Getty Images in 1997.

Following this acquisition, she served as CEO of Getty's film division and as a member of the senior management team of gettyone, the creative channel of the company. Since leaving Getty in 2000, Jan has served as an executive of Blacklight Films, which recently produced the broadcast series, America!

BBC Library Sales operates from offices in London and regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.