Laura Bessell-Martin


Argonon hires NBCU exec after int’l MD exit

Argonon International has hired NBCUniversal’s Cecilie Olsen as senior VP for sales and acquisitions after its managing director, Jess Khanom, departed earlier in the year. Olsen (pictured right) will report to Argonon Group COO Laura Bessell-Martin. Khanom (pictured below), who was appointed managing director of Argonon International in September 2016 as TBI revealed at the […]

Argonon makes Transparent acquisition

UK-based production group Argonon has bought indie factual prodco Transparent Television – its first acquisition since launching two years ago. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, means London-based Transparent is now part of a stable of Argonon production companies that also includes Leopard Films, Leopard Films USA, Leopardrama, Remedy Productions and Remedy Canada and joint […]

The new super groups: Argonon

In the first of a two-part feature on emerging production super groups, Stewart Clarke talks with James Burstall, CEO of UK-based Argonon, which today acquired Transparent Television. When James Burstall formed Argonon through the creation of indies Leopard and Remedy in 2011 he said it would be a £100 million (US$153 million) turnover business within […]

Argonon appoints COO

Production and distribution group Argonon has hired Laura Bessell-Martin as its COO. Bessell-Martin’s previous experience includes stints at Shed Media and UK pay TV operator BSkyB. The COO role is a new one at Argonon. The company said it is focused on both strategic acquisitions and commercial exploitation of IP across all areas of the […]