Susan Boehm departs Icon Film Distribution

Icon Film Distribution head of acquisitions and development, Susan Boehm, has departed after three years with the company.

Boehm, will leave Icon Film Distribution on November 11 to focus on further opportunities in Australia and the US market. 

Boehm said working at Icon had been a great experience and an invaluable opportunity to buy high profile, award winning films as well as build on and expand relationships in the Australian and international film community. 

"But the time has come for new challenges," she said. 

"I’m looking forward to exploring opportunities in the US while also developing and producing projects with Australian colleagues." 

She will be taking meetings at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. 

Dendy/Icon chief executive, Greg Hughes, said Boehm had made a significant contribution to Icon’s acquisitions and development capabilities.

"The Icon team has benefited greatly from having Susan’s expertise embedded in the business and we look forward to continuing our relationship on a consulting basis," he said.

At Icon, Boehm has had the dual roles of head of acquisitions (Australian and International) and development, where she is working with Bruce Davey and currently developing Mark Donaldson VC’s award winning book The Crossroad for the big screen. 

Boehm was responsible for bringing to Icon the recently released and strongly performing Australian Last Cab to Darwin, that she developed at Screen Australia which will screen at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. 

In addition, she brought Always on My Mind (Glenn Close, Nick Nolte); Bonita (Toby Jones) and The Laureate (Sam Claflin, Imogen Poots). 

Films acquired while Boehm was at Icon include: Oscar winning Still Alice, Love & Mercy; Toronto galas The Man Who Knew Infinity ( Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel) and Mr. Right (Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick); and the upcoming Alone in Berlin (Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson); War on Everyone (Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgard) and The Wife (Glenn Close, Jonathyn Pryce). 

Prior to working at Icon, Boehm spent three years as a development executive at Screen Australia. 

"While there, in addition to Last Cab to Darwin, she developed the multi-award winning The Rocket (Berlin- Best First Feature, Chrystal Bear; Tribeca – Best Feature, Audience Award) and Looking for Grace (Venice, Toronto 2015).