Arrow Int’ Media expands senior team with talent & post-production promotions

L-R: Kyran Speirs & Julia Hardwell

UK factual indie Arrow International Media has promoted Julia Hardwell and Kyran Speirs to the new roles of head of talent and head of post-production, respectively.

In her new role, Hardwell will be responsible for delivering end-to-end resourcing and talent services for all UK and US hiring, as well as developing relationships with internal and external talent.  She will also be responsible for devising and implementing training programmes, whilst continuing to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

Hardwell joined Arrow in 2019 as talent manager, working closely with talent advisor Dawn Beresford across all aspects of recruitment, training and development. She previously served as a production manager at the BBC, before moving into talent management at ITV and then studio management, where she oversaw studio facilities for shiny floor live and pre-recorded productions such as Later with Jools Holland and Catchphrase.

Speirs, meanwhile, will now be responsible for growing Arrow’s in-house post department, partnering with talent and suppliers, as well as investing in talent to expand Arrow’s growing post-production team.

Both Hardwell and Speirs, who report directly to MD Iain Pelling and take up their roles immediately, will work across both Arrow Media and Arrow Pictures. These latest promotions follow the appointments of Stephanie Mavropoulos and Carrie Pennifer as co-heads of production in November.

“Consistently making over 100 hours of high-quality content every year is no mean feat operationally, particularly when the majority of those productions are filmed outside the UK.

“Talent and technology have been at the forefront of our investment strategy for many years,” commented Pelling. “Our growth plans continue to be ambitious and these new roles will enable us to nurture and develop our people, and grow our technological capacity whilst future-proofing and innovating.

“Both Julia and Kyran have played a pivotal role in Arrow’s success to date, so we are delighted that they will be joining the senior management team in their new roles.”

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