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Our Team Members

Department Contacts

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Operations Manager & EA to the CEO

Elaine Williams is  the Operations & Outreach Manager.
Please contact Elaine Williams for all office and supplier related inquiries .

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are not currently running our work experience programme and have limited staff at the Icon Films offices. Our Join Us page will be updated when work experience applications are open again.

Email Elaine Williams
Luke Willis

Luke Willis

IT Coordinator

Please direct your IT related enquiries to Luke Willis.

If your enquiry is regarding kit specific technical support, please contact our Post Production team.

If your enquiry is regarding footage licensing, please contact our Footage Licensing team.

Email Luke Willis
Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Commercial Project and Marketing Manager

Please contact Jack for all commercial affairs & footage licensing enquiries.

Email Jack Miller
Sophie Kent

Sophie Kent

HR Manager

David Wills

David Wills

Finance Manager

Please contact David Wills for all banking and other financial enquiries.

Email David Wills
Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Michelle Pascal

Michelle Pascal

Talent Manager

What’s it like working with Icon Films Ltd?

Icon Films is a truly independent TV production company. We are looking for the inquisitive, the ambitious, creative, tenacious and the people who get things done. We work hard, we challenge our people and we provide opportunities for career development. We expect our people to take responsibility for themselves and others and work collaboratively in an ever changing, creative environment. We want to work with people who are passionate about what they do, and will do it to the best of their abilities and support their colleagues to do their best work with, and for us. We promote continued development in careers from Production through to the support departments such as Finance and HR. The wellbeing of our teams is not an initiative, it is part of our culture, there is no one size fits all and so we continually review what we are doing to care for our people and their wellbeing and help our teams to care about each other. Ultimately, we are a presentation business, this is evident not only in our productions but our office space and our output. Are you up for the challenge?

Talent Management

Icon Films is proud to work with a talented and ambitious team. We offer an inspiring, creative and inclusive environment, in which to do our best work. We are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity on and off screen. Our aim is that our teams will be representative of society and each team member; whether staff, contributor, contractor or freelance, feels respected and acts respectfully to their colleagues.   For experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial speculative emails please email your CV to our Talent team.

Icon Films are now using The Talent Manager to manage our CV database and list our job vacancies, please join our network here. Please ensure you keep your availability information regularly updated after you join and upload your CV via the Talent Manager.

The Talent Manager

Work Experience

With the unique role that broadcasting has in shaping and reflecting society’s values, we know that our staff and work experience placements must reflect our diverse society and will enrich our organisation. We run an ambitious and structured voluntary work experience and outreach programme across the year and encourage applicants from a variety of ages, background and locations.

Production Assistant

Icon Films is taking part in the Government Kickstart scheme which gives us the opportunity to offer a Production Assistant role at our office in Bristol.

Icon Films is an independent television production company producing natural history, adventure and science documentaries for channels in both the USA and UK such as National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Channel 5 and Sky.

The Production Assistant role is an entry level position with a chance to gain experience and knowledge of the television industry. It is ideal for someone who is super organised, curious with the ability to work in a highly productive environment. Good communication and an eye for detail are essential.

You will be reporting to the Production Manager who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the production so your working day would be varied and will include things such as booking trains and other accommodation for crews, processing paperwork, creating and adding information to spreadsheets and logging footage from shoots. Full training will be given.

The Kickstart Scheme offers six-month job placements for young people aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit. Check the link below and speak to your work coach to find out how to apply for this position.

https://lnkd.in/dm-gJUCv

For more information about this Production Assistant role contact Michelle Pascal at: talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

Executive Producer

Award-winning and internationally successful production company Icon Films are looking for an Executive Producer for a groundbreaking National Geographic Shark Fest 1 hour special.

 

20 -25 days commitment between now and the beginning of March – approx. 1 day across each working week of the production. With some weeks requiring more input and some down weeks

 

We will be working with an Australian location team and a US-based Client so time zones juggling will be necessary and you must be available to work around this.

 

You will provide editorial flair as well as creative consistency whilst working with the PM team to ensure the safety of the team is at the heart of decision making.

 

You will work with the Producer/Directors to ensure that the commissioner’s expectations of the programme are clearly understood and delivered, and work with the Production Manager to ensure that the ambitions of the production are in line with the budget.

 

You will have US credits and experience of working with Talent on Shark focused projects in the past or similar programming.

 

Start date: 28th Sept (or asap) until 10th March 2022 (with 2 weeks downtime over Xmas)

 

Please email via The Talent Manager or email talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk with EP in the subject heading

 

Please send all applications no later than 4th October 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Offline Editor

Icon Films are looking for a dynamic and creative Avid Offline Editor to work on a Nat Geo Shark Fest Project.
The edit will ideally take place in Icon’s Post Production facility in Bristol; with the option of remote working should that be necessary.
Must have credits working on hour-long factual programmes and ideally have experience working on Natural History content. It is essential that you have a good understanding of editing for a US network.

We are an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

Dates – 6th Dec 21 – 25th Feb 22 (down weeks for Xmas) plus working with a second edit for up to 2 weeks.

Contact Details

Michelle Pascal – Talent Manager
E: michelle.pascal@iconfilms.co.uk
W: talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

Edit Producer

We are looking for an experienced Edit Producer to work on an exciting new commission for National Geographic Shark Fest

OFFLINE DATES 3rd Jan – 19th Feb 2021 with POST signs off during w/c 28th Feb 2022

Applicants will ideally have experience producing for Shark Fest and must have experience Edit producing for Nat Geo channel.
Strong narrative, storytelling and structuring skills are essential. As well as a good understanding of commercial sensibilities for a primarily US audience. This project is about shark behaviour, so some understanding of marine biology and ocean dynamics is necessary.

This position is currently remote working but if possible the edit will be Bristol based.

The candidate will need to be a self-starter with a proven ability to manage their own time, and workflow and demonstrate good organisation skills in order to meet tight deadlines.

This is a tight turnaround project and the Edit Producer will have to oversee two edits simultaneously for part of the edit period

The closing date is 27th Sept 2021
Interviews will take W/c 1st Oct 2021

We are an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

Please apply via The Talent Manager or via our inbox talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk and include your rate expectation. Or Contact michelle.pascal@iconfilms.co.uk
https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/44625/edit-producer

PC/Researcher

Icon Films is looking for an experienced PC/ Researcher (AP are welcome to apply) to work on an exciting new Natural History show for National Geographic.

Applicants must have foreign filming experience ideally in remote locations,  organising offshore/ underwater filming and coordinating dive shoot and kit. Working closely with the Production Management Team they’ll need to be super-organised, diligent, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.

 

This project is about shark behaviour, so experience working on shark content is essential and a biology background would be helpful but you must have proven Natural History/ Zoology/ Marine Biology research skills. The candidate should be confident working with talent and helping to pull together the H&S for the shoot. You must also have experience in fact checking and script annotation.

 

The applicant must have a minimum of two years experience within the role.

It is important that the applicant has great communication skills and has managed shoot budgets and logistics

Experience of working for US channels is preferred.

 

Start date ASAP

Applicants should be available for interviews and start in the next 2 weeks.

Contract length approximately 3 months

 

Please apply via the talent manager link below:

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/44623/pc-researcher-bb

Alternatively please send your CV and Cover Letter to: talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk – subject line:  AUS PC/ RESEARCHER – followed by your name.

 

We are Bristol based however the location is in Australia we are open to considering applicants based in any location including Australia – if the applicants are UK based they should be aware of the time difference as adjusted working times will be required.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Grade, Online & Dubbing Assistant

We are seeking a Grade, Online & Dubbing Assistant with Avid Media Composer experience to work with the Post-Production Manager to ensure in-house editing services are delivered to the highest creative and technical standards. We are looking for candidates with an ambition to develop finishing skills such as grade/online or tracklay/mix.

You will be responsible for the following:

• Creating end of edit elements
• Pre-grading picture locked sequences
• Conforming proxy resolution clips to native resolution rushes
• Locating sync audio and SFX for the Dubbing Editor
• Source checking and cutting in archive
• Organising and managing finishing projects and media
• Quality Control (QC) checks of audio and online elements
• Creating deliverable masters and associated documents
• Offline edit and general technical support when required

 

Please apply via the talent manager link below:

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/44335/grade-online-and-dubbing-assistant

Alternatively, you can send your CV and Cover Letter to: Talent.Manager@iconfilms.co.uk

Closing date: 27th Sep 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 

Edit Producers

Icon Films are looking for edit producers for a new, presenter-led, 6 part observational documentary wildlife series set in Africa. Following the lives of one of Africa’s most iconic animals through one of the toughest times of the year, EP’s will need strong writing and story-telling skills, constructing narratives from a large volume of material. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience of wildlife programming for the international market.

 

2 x contracts starting 15th November – 19th January for 3 episodes and 17th November – 22nd February for 2 episodes based in our Bristol offices but also with the option of working remotely. These dates could be subject to change.

 

Apply via Talent Manager: https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/44239

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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