Anthony Buckner upped at Icon

Named head of sales at London-based outfit

LONDON -- Icon Entertainment International, the London-based sales arm, has promoted Anthony Buckner to head of sales, reporting to Icon U.K. Group CEO Stewart Till.

Buckner, most recently Icon senior sales manager, is elevated as Till's ambitions to expand Icon's sales slate and grow its international business roster begins to take shape since he took up the reins last year.

Till said upping Buckner reflected the executive's efforts.

"He has fantastic relations with the international film buying community and I am delighted to have him representing the growing Icon slate," said Till.

IEI is owned by Access Industries, the privately held, U.S.-based industrial group founded in 1986 by its chairman Len Blavatnik. Till completed the long-gestating deal to buy Icon U.K. after more than two years at the negotiating coal face in November last year.

Icon has been without a head of sales for several years now after familiar market goer Peter Naish left before rocking up at Exclusive Film Distribution in 2008.
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