Jonathan Jackson

Plimsoll hires former IWC exec Richard Klein for docs push

Yellowstone Live producer Plimsoll Productions has appointed former IWC and ITV exec Richard Klein as head of documentaries. Klein, who most recently served as creative director for Location, Location, Location producer IWC, will oversee docs for the UK and international. Prior to IWC, Klein was director of factual at ITV, and prior to that, he was controller […]

Icon Films staffs up, hires Jonathan Jackson

UK indie Icon Films has hired former DRG boss Jonathan Jackson (left) as its new financial director. The hire is one of three made by the Bristol-based factual company with Stephen McQuillan joining as executive producer and Tom Cooper post production supervisor. Jackson was at UK-based distributor DRG for six years, latterly as CEO, ahead […]

Jonathan Jackson resurfaces at Franklin Rae as TV PR agency sold

Franklin Rae has been bought by Tessa Laws, founder of legal firm newlawslegal, and Jonathan Jackson has been appointed to the board of the TV PR agency. Jackson was running UK-based distributor DRG until last month when it was sold to MTG in a £15 million deal. Franklin Rae founder Jill Franklin will also be […]

MTG completes DRG acquisition, buys Novemberfilm

Modern Times Group Studios has finalised its acquisition of UK-based distributor DRG, and bought Norwegian production company Novemberfilm. The Scandinavian production and broadcast group has beaten off competition from Sky Vision to acquire a 92.4% stake in DRG, which counts The Inbetweeners and Don’t Tell the Bride in its catalogue, for an enterprise value of […]

Jeremy Fox out as DRG appoints new boss

Jeremy Fox is leaving as boss of DRG and the UK-based distributor has upped Jonathan Jackson from COO to group managing director. Anmar Kawash, formerly Chief Operating Officer at STV, will become Chairman of DRG. Jackson has been at DRG for five years and the company said that he will focus on growing its “digital […]