Franny Moyle is a BAFTA winning executive producer with an expertise in Arts programming. Her extensive experience includes senior managerial at the BBC, as well as commissioning roles across music, art and drama. Since 2005 she has also established herself as a non-fiction writer of popular historical biography and in 2012 was commissioned by Penguin Books to write The Life And Times of JMW Turner, which she is due to deliver in 2015.
In 2000 she was BBC television’s first Creative Director of Arts, running its 250 people strong arts programmes production department, and went on between 2002-2005 to become BBC Television’s first Commissioner of Arts and Culture, responsible for its entire Music and Arts strategy and a budget of £50m.
In 2009 she coined the populist term Desperate Romantics when she published her serial biography of The Pre-Raphaelites and executive produced BBC 2’s successful six-part drama of the same name, while working as a freelance executive across a variety of arts and factual series. During this period she worked extensively with IWC executive producing: Mountain, Modern Masters, The World’s Most Expensive Paintings, Pre-Raphaelites Victorian Revolutionaries, Music Hall with Michael Grade, Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure and Vera Brittain: A Woman in Love and War. Her next book on Mrs Oscar Wilde was published in June 2011 and was met with universal critical acclaim.
In 2011 Franny was invited back to the BBC to build BBC Scotland’s reputation in arts features and improve the competitive performance. With this brief she spearheaded a series of commissions that not only delivered Scotland Arts business above and beyond their BBC in-house quota but that have significantly outperformed their slot average on BBC 4.
Franny joined IWC Media in October 2014 to build factual and factual drama output and has secured creative commissions From BBC 2, Sky Arts and ITV 1.