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Exclusive: Icon Films rejigs senior management team

Bristol-headquartered indie TV prodco Icon Films has restructured three senior management roles. Icon co-founder Laura Marshall has been upped from managing director to CEO. Co-founder and former creative director Harry Marshall (pictured, right) has assumed ...
January 28, 2019

Bristol-headquartered indie TV prodco Icon Films has restructured three senior management roles.

Icon co-founder Laura Marshall has been upped from managing director to CEO.

Co-founder and former creative director Harry Marshall (pictured, right) has assumed the role of chairman. He will focus on environmental programming in his new role. He previously created factual series including River Monsters, Primal Survivor and, with Brad Bestelink, Savage Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Stephen McQuillan (left), formerly head of factual, has been promoted to the role of creative director. He will assume day-to-day responsibility for development and production across Icon’s entire slate, working closely with head of development Matthew Clifton, who joined the company last October.

“Environmental programming has always been at our core and now could not be a more important time to tell these stories,” said Harry Marshall in a statement.

“This restructure supports the growth of the company and its key personnel to allow us to take advantage of the thriving UK and international media landscape – I’m really looking forward to working with Harry and Stephen in their new roles,” added Laura Marshall.

Recent Icon Films productions include Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers for Animal Planet and ITV, Animal Airport for Channel 4′s More 4, Savage Kingdom for National Geographic, Legend Hunter for Travel Channel and The Flood for Nat Geo Wild.

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