Hugo Grumbar has been promoted to president of distribution for Icon Film Distribution. He had been head of group marketing.

In the new position, he will oversee all marketing, publicity and distribution operations; he reports to chief executive Martin Bigham.

Also at Icon, Mark Fisher has been named Group Financial Manager, handling Icon Film Distribution, Icon Entertainment International and Icon Home Entertainment. Phil Rymer has been promoted to director of legal & business affairs.

'Following a fantastic year so far with Apocalypto, Bridge to Terabithia and La Vie En Rose we are delighted to announce the promotion of Hugo to president of distribution,' Bigham said. 'He has been an invaluable member of the team since he joined Icon three years ago and we believe he has the talent and creativity to lead Icon forward towards greater successes.'

Grumbar, a veteran of Capitol and Intermedia, joined Icon in 2004.

Icon's forthcoming releases include Once, 30 Days Of Night, and Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium.