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Icon Films has a reputation for originality, excellence and entertainment across the breadth of factual genres including science, history, exploration and natural history; having produced over 400 hours of factual programming over 28 years for UK and international broadcasters.
Headquartered in Bristol, the UK’s capital of natural history TV production, Icon Films creates award-winning programming for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, National Geographic, Discovery Networks, Arte and PBS. The company is listed in Realscreen’s Global 100 top independent production companies as voted for by broadcasters, producers and distributors in the global non-fiction content industry. Icon Films has been repeatedly named in Broadcast’s annual Best Places to Work in TV list and has been listed in the Top Independent and True Indies table in both Broadcast and Televisual Indie surveys, and most recently nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival’s Best Company for New Talent category.
River Monsters, Icon Films’ hit series for Animal Planet US is the best performing series in the network’s history. Presented by angling explorer Jeremy Wade, the series closed it’s final (ninth) season in the UK in 2018.
Other recent Icon Films productions include Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers (6 x 60 Animal Planet US), Savage Kingdom: Uprising (4 x 60 Nat Geo WILD), The Flood (2 x 60 Nat Geo WILD), Primal Survivor (8 x 60, 7 x 60 and 6 x 60 National Geographic Channels), Legend Hunter (7 x 60 Travel Channel), Africa’s Wild Side (3 x 60 Nat Geo WILD), Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion (1 x 60 Sky Arts), Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me (1 x 60 BBC), Restless Leg Syndrome: Desperate for Help (1 x 60 Channel 5), Clash of Africa’s Giant Killers (1 x 120 BBC, Animal Planet), Africa’s Fishing Leopards (1 x 60 BBC, Nat Geo WILD US), Great Hammerhead Invasion (1 x 60 Shark Week special for Discovery Channel).
Icon Films was founded by Harry Marshall (Chairman) and Laura Marshall (CEO)
Senior Leadership Team: Creative Director Stephen McQuillan, Director of Production Andie Clare and Commercial Director Lucy Middelboe.
Icon Films is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership or pregnancy or maternity
- Broadcast Television
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Development Researcher/ AP
- Bristol based however the job will be working remotely initially.
- 22nd Jan 2021