Iain Smith takes Edinburgh chair

Scottish producer to head film festival

Scottish producer Iain Smith will become the next chair of the Edinburgh Film Festival.

He takes up the post on Friday, replacing John McCormick, who has stepped down after 12 years.

Smith is also a member of the Scottish Screen/Scottish Arts Council joint board and has served on the U.K. Film Council board. The 63rd fest will be held June 17-28.

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