Magazine article Screen International

Boehm Moves to Icon Australia

Magazine article Screen International

Boehm Moves to Icon Australia

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Susan Boehm will take up a new Sydney-based role as head of acquisitions and development at Icon Film Distribution in January.

Boehm's three-year contract as a development executive at government agency Screen Australia came to an end in May and since then she has been having time off back home in the US. Before moving to Australia, she was head of the No Borders international co-production market.

"I am excited to be joining Icon, a company with a brilliant track record of bringing much beloved films to audiences," Boehm said in a statement. "I look forward to building on Icon's existing strong slate and to contributing to the growth of the company as part of Greg's team."

The Greg she's referring to is Icon chief executive Greg Hughes, who said that the company is fortunate to have found someone as highly credentialed and experienced as Susan.

"She has a great eye for high-quality material and fantastic relationships within the independent film community, both in Australia and internationally," he said. Boehm's first market will be the European Film Market in February.

There has been big changes at the top of Icon's Australian office during the last few months: in part sparked by Mark Gooder's move from Icon to The Weinstein Company. …

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