Hamilton to head U.K.'s Contender Films


LONDON -- U.K. media rights group Contender Entertainment Group has hired former Icon Film Distribution president Alex Hamilton to head Contender Films, its U.K. theatrical distribution arm.

Hamilton will be charged with all aspects of Contender's theatrical output in the U.K. and Ireland and report to CEG managing director Richard Bridgwood.

Hamilton will begin his new role April 1.

Before Icon, Hamilton was director of sales and business development at U.K.-based indie distributor Momentum Pictures.

The Contender Entertainment Group is owned by Entertainment One, listed here on the Alternative Investment Market.