Icon Films appoints Jonny Young as Head of Specialist Factual

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017

Leading independent UK TV Production Company Icon Films today announces the appointment of Jonny Young as Head of Specialist Factual.

Jonny is an award-winning producer with a strong track record of factual commissions and productions for a range of national and international broadcasters including BBC, Discovery, Channel 5 and Channel 4.

Formerly a Series Producer with the BBC specialising in documentaries and natural history production, Jonny set up his own production company Oblong Films in 2010. Oblong Films’ production credits include ‘The Naked Rambler’ (BBC One), ‘Millionaire Boy Racers’ (Channel 4), ‘Britain’s Youngest Undertaker’ (BBC Three) and ‘Prom Queen Divas’ (Channel 5).

Reporting to Icon Film’s Creative Director Harry Marshall, Jonny is tasked with a remit to create a strong slate of programming for the UK and international market that complements and builds on Icon Films’ existing output.

He joins the company’s Senior Management Team that includes Harry Marshall, MD Laura Marshall, Commercial Director Lucy Middelboe, Head of Factual Stephen McQuillan and Director of Production Andie Clare.

Jonny’s experience and track record will strengthen Icon’s ability to develop and deliver distinctive programming across the breadth of factual genres.  We’re very excited to have him on board complementing our already strong creative teamsaid Harry Marshall, Creative Director of Icon Films.

It’s a great time to be joining Icon to build on the company’s fantastic reputation for producing popular and engaging television” said Jonny Young, Head of Specialist Factual of Icon Films.