BBC America has tapped veteran TV and film exec Gina Mingacci as vice president, development and current programming. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Nena Rodrigue, head of programming and production for BBC America.

Mingacci moves to BBC America from Superb Entertainment where she served as head of scripted television. While there, she developed and sold both comedy and drama scripted series to HBO, Fox, Media Rights Capital, Lifetime and Lionsgate. Prior to that, Gina produced films for over 15 years and premiered features in and out of competition at the Sundance, Toronto, and Venice film festivals.

“Gina has an incredibly strong track record for sourcing, developing and producing extraordinary content and she will play an important role as BBC America continues to develop and produce unique original shows for our passionate fans,” said Rodrigue.

Mingacci previously served president of production at New York-based Independent Pictures she oversaw the development and production of a large slate of films and worked with acclaimed filmmakers such as Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, Harmony Korine, Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, cult photographer Larry Clark and Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher.