Bristol indie Icon Films has restructured three senior management roles.

Harry Marshall takes the role of Chairman, Laura Marshall, formerly MD takes the role of CEO and Stephen McQuillan, formerly Head of Factual, has been promoted to the role of Creative Director.

Harry Marshall, co-founder of Icon Films with Laura Marshall and creator of global factual series ‘River Monsters’, ‘Primal Survivor’ and ‘Savage Kingdom’ – which he co-created with Brad Bestelink – will focus on environmental projects.

Stephen McQuillan, creator of ‘Legend Hunter’ and ‘Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me’ will assume day to day responsibility for development and production across Icon Films’ broad range of programming, working closely with Head of Development Matthew Clifton, who joined the company in October 2018.

Icon Films’ Chairman Harry Marshall said “Environmental programming has always been at our core and now could not be a more important time to tell these stories”.

Icon Films’ Creative Director Stephen McQuillan said: “I’m incredibly excited about becoming Creative Director at Icon Films at time when everything is aligned for us to build on our existing track record, both in the UK and US”.

Laura Marshall said “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”.

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

Jon Creamer

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