Elizabeth Draper is leavingIcon Film Distribution (IFD) after five years as head of distribution andgeneral manager at the UK operation and Sally Caplan, who most recently servedas Momentum's senior vice president of acquisitions and business affairs, hasjoined as president.
"I've had a fantastic timeat Momentum and am sorry to leave, but this opportunity at Icon is veryexciting and too good to turn down," Caplan added.
Prior to joining Momentum,the well-liked Caplan had eight years of experience at Polygram FilmedEntertainment and Universal Pictures in acquisitions and business affairs.
Draper, who started thecompany with chief executive officer Nick Hill and was previously deputymanaging director and head of acquisitions at Pathe, will be working as aconsultant to enable her to spend more time with her young family.
"I have loved being part ofthis company and working on so many wonderful films," Draper said in astatement. "However, at this particular moment in time I need to explore waysto continue to put my experience to good use while carving out more time for myfamily.
"I wish Nick and the teamthe very best for the future and so I was thrilled to hear that Sally will bejoining IFD."
"Having started IFD fromscratch with Elizabeth Draper, I am of course very sorry to see her leave thecompany," Hill said. "Her skill and expertise have played a huge part inbuilding IFD into one of the strongest distributors in the UK.
"I am, however, delightedthat Sally Caplan has agreed to join us and I am sure that we have found anequally talented executive to take the company forward in the coming years."
Icon has enjoyed big UK hitsover the five years with titles such as What Women Want, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Kevin & Perry Go Large, and is currently riding high with 21 Grams. Upcoming releases include The Life And Death OfPeter Sellers, Ae Fond Kiss, Saint Ange, Country Of My Skull and of course The Passion Of The Christ which will open in UK theatres on March 26.