Allan Jamieson and Chris Warrington join as financial controller, head of marketing, respectively.

Former Momentum executive Allan Jamieson and Organic executive Chris Warrington have joined rebuilding UK distributor Icon Film Distribution (IFD).

Jamieson joins IFD as financial controller with immediate effect, while Warrington joins as head of marketing at the beginning of February.

Jamieson joins IFD from Momentum Pictures - and subsequently, Entertainment One UK following the merger with Alliance - where he held the position of planning and acquisition manager, working on a slate that included Insidious, Insidious 2, The Woman in Black and The King’s Speech.

Warrington joins IFD from marketing and PR agency Organic where he was head of marketing working on films for Universal Pictures, Vertigo Films, Genesis Film Sales and Sony DCM amongst other companies. 

Prior to that he was head of marketing for both theatrical and home entertainment with IFD, where he worked on the releases of Drive, Paranormal Activity and Apocalypto.

Ian Dawson, chief executive officer for Icon Film Distribution said: “We are delighted to have two such experienced and talented individuals in Chris and Allan join the company at this exciting time. Their insight, experience and expertise is invaluable as we prepare to announce acquisitions to our slate for release next year”.

Icon has been expanding since it received backing from investment group New Sparta in October.

CEO Dawson, head of theatrical Zak Brilliant and acquisitions consultant Martina Ternstrom attended the AFM in November.

Icon’s most recent release - through Lionsgate - was Ryan Gosling thriller Only God Forgives, with upcoming titles including Postman Pat: The Movie and Easy Money 2.