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Our Team Members

Department Contacts

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Operations & Outreach Manager (acting)

Elaine Williams is currently acting as 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 Manager/Footage Licensing

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

Email Jack Miller
Sophie Kent

Sophie Kent

HR Manager

David Wills

David Wills

Assistant Management Accountant

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

Email David Wills
Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

Acting Head of Development

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Kirstin Dryburgh

Kirstin Dryburgh

Deputy Head of Production & Talent Manager

Please contact Kirstin for all talent enquiries.

Kirstin’s working days are Monday – Wednesday.

Email Kirstin Dryburgh

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, 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.

Senior Production Accountant

We are looking for a Senior Production Accountant to be responsible for the production finance management and budget reporting for all our productions and provide day to day financial support to the Production teams and the Finance department to ensure a fully integrated production finance function.

Icon Films is based in central Bristol and has circa 60 people currently working remotely and in the office, a mixture of staff and freelancers.

Remote working is an option for this role with a preference for at least 1 day in the office per week, subject to government guidelines.

We have a diverse output and a wide customer base, working across the factual cable networks in the US and the terrestrial channels in the UK, so knowledge of international production and working with both US and UK clients is highly desirable.

This is a pivotal role in a fast paced environment in a growing company. We need someone with an eye for detail and the tenacity to see projects and tasks through to resolution. This role will be working closely with the Commercial Director, Finance Manager, Production Managers and Director of Production.

The applicant must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a television Production Accountant with an accountant qualification and be experienced using PMI.

Applicants responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the Junior Production Accountant, including supervising their day-to day role for accounts payable, allocation of productions under their responsibility and training in their role as and when required
  • Regular reviews of Cost Reports including costs to complete and preparation of Final Cost reports for delivery to broadcasters and Icon final cost report analysis
  • Management of recoverables, recharging and profitability analysis
  • Management of  production cash-flows
  • Ensure expenses and petty cash are posted in a timely fashion
  • Carry out monthly reconciliations of cost reports with accounting system
  • Reconcile productions to trial balance and provide final cost report analysis to CEO and department Execs at the close of each production
  • Company PMI super-user
  • Providing training and support for PMI users across Icon Films, including SMT members and new users
  • Set-up / Supervise the set-up of new cost managers as requested by commercial or production execs
  • Liaise with production team to ensure broadcaster funding invoices are issues in a timely manner in line with milestone deliverables
  • Review of aged debtors to resolve collectability issues
  • Calculation and posting of monthly revenue recognition accrual and pre-payment journals
  • Monitor timing of month end tasks and closing ledgers in PMI at the appropriate time, in order to meet reporting deadlines
  • Review petty cash, credit card and top-up card aged creditors to ensure all open amounts are cleared
  • Carry out ad hoc projects when required (e.g. budget checks for production execs, production spend analysis, recovery analysis, series comparisons)
  • Provide summaries of Production profitability for monthly SMT production reports
  • Dealing with production audits
  • Regular meetings with PMs and with the Director of Production to build and maintain collaboration between Production and Finance

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.

Start Date Mid November 2020

Apply via The Talent Manager website: https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/37812/senior-production-accountant

or by email to: talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

Production Coordinators

https://www.thetalentmanager.co.uk/tv-jobs/37488/production-coodinator 

We are looking for Production Coordinators to start in Late October 2020 on an exciting new US/ International Network project.
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.

Applicants must be experienced in setting up overseas foreign filming and offshore/ underwater filming.

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

Working closely with the Production Management Team they’ll need to be super-organised, diligent, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.
The applicant must have a minimum of two years experience within the role.

Applicants responsibilities will include:
• To co-ordinate the day to day operations of the production
• Setting up shoots to remote locations including obtaining filming permits, organising freights, liaising with dive services and boat bookings and booking flights and accommodation.
• Running shoot budgets
• Preparing call sheets/ production booklet and organising the day to day filming schedule
• Preparing, monitoring and delivering locations releases and paperwork
• Ensuring all location sensitive deliverables are communicated and delivered.
• Preparing location safety kit and working closely with the H&S lead on the team to support safe location working in a remote location.
• Booking kit and excess baggage
• Working with talent and crew to pull a the shoot together
• Understanding Covid 19 safe working protocol and helping to apply them to the production.

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.

Start Date Late October 2020

Contract length approximately 3 months (including a break over Xmas) with the potential to extend.

Closing Date for applications 21st October 2020

Shooting Producer/Director

Icon Films are looking for a senior shooting Producer/Director to work on a successful returning observational documentary series based in Africa.

8 Week contract starting in Jan 2021

The successful candidate will have excellent shooting skills and a strong track record in shooting observational documentaries. They’ll need very strong editorial judgement, an understanding of how to develop stories and characters – both human and wildlife – and have the ability to lead a happy team in sometimes challenging circumstances.  Although this role won’t involve time in the edit, experience of edit producing will be a huge advantage.  Previous foreign filming is desirable.

Icon Films are Bristol based but this is a location based position with just one week prep in Bristol

Candidates must have

  • Experience in observational documentary
  • Excellent shooting skills and knowledge of the latest camera technology
  • Proven leadership skills

Please do not apply unless you are available between 4th  January and 28th February and are happy to work in Africa.

Closing date: 3rd November, 2020

 

Please send your CV and rate via the Talent Manager link or email us on talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

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.

Assistant Producer

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/37716/assistant-producer-portuguese-fluency-essential

Icon Films are looking for an experienced ASSISTANT PRODUCER to work on an exciting new presenter led adventure series filming in the Brazilian Amazon for a digital cable channel. Applicants must have foreign filming experience ideally in remote locations, have strong journalistic skills be able to generate programme content, work well under pressure and give attention to detail with . Experience of working for US channels would be an advantage. Fluency in Portuguese is essential. Start date 23rd November 2020

Applicants by 29th Oct 2020

Apply via The Talent Manager site or talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

Contract length approximately 3 months

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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