Loach (pictured) is the son of British auteur Ken Loach and made his feature directorial debut with Oranges And Sunshine starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving. He is represented by Curtis Brown in London.

Wright’s anticipated alien invasion horror-comedy Grabbers will open in the UK through Sony in December by Sony and he previously directed Tormented for Pathe Pictures. He is represented in London by Katie Haines of The Agency.

Ahearne wrote and directed the vampire mini-series Ultraviolet which aired on Syfy in the US. He also created, wrote and directed Apparitions for the BBC, which expanded into a six-part miniseries. He is currently developing a feature with Danny Boyle and is managed by Danny Sherman and Liz Robinson at Principal Entertainment and Tim Corrie at United Agents in the UK.

ICM has also signed the German pair of Markus Schleinzer, the casting director for Michael Haneke whose abduction drama Michael was one of the talking points of Cannes, and Christian Ditter, currently in post-production on Constantin’s 3D family adventure Treasure Of The Gods.