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Former First Independent MD to work alongside Hill

LONDON — Icon Entertainment Intl. has appointed Peter Naish head of international distribution.

Naish, formerly managing director of defunct U.K. distrib First Independent Films, was a partner in Hammer Films and the consultancy Bridge Media. He trained as an accountant.

He will work alongside chief exec Nick Hill and chief operating officer Andy Mayson.

Icon has distribution arms in the U.K. and Australia and sells rights in the rest of the world. Its upcoming slate includes “Romance and Cigarettes,” “Stage Beauty” and “I Heart Huckabees.”

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