Our Team

Ian Johnson

Ian is the founder and managing director of IJPR. He founded IJPR in 2006.

In his previous work at the BBC, Ian was Head of Publicity for Drama, Entertainment and Film from 2001-2004 and was Head of Special Projects in Publicity from 2004-2006.

 

Chris Worwood

Chris worked at Channel 4 in the Picture Publicity team for 20 years and as Chief Picture Publicity Manager for the last 15 before finally leaving in 2015.  He joined IJPR as Director in 2016.

Chris set up IJPR Cymru in 2017 based at Wolf Studios Wales in Cardiff to work across productions there as well as the rest of Wales.

 Jeni Noel

Jeni’s recent projects include Call the Midwife, The Missing, The Hollow Crown and red carpet management for TV Choice Awards.

Jeni has worked in entertainment PR since 1998. She has previously worked with Premier PR, Comic Relief, BBC Continuing Drama and Dennis Davidson Associates.

Rich Cain

Rich is Senior Account Director at IJPR. 
His current projects Catherine the Great (Sky/HBO), Dublin Murders (BBC/Starz), Britannia (Sky), Defending the Guilty (BBC) and Cobra (Sky).

His previous work includes the relaunch of Cold Feet in 2016 after a 13 year off screen absence, Mum, Rev, Him & Her, Friday Night Dinner, Hard Sun, Requiem, The Replacement, Youngers and Skins.
He was also Head of Press for The Voice UK

Elliott Keene

Elliott joined IJPR in 2019 after previously working in personal PR and spending several years at the BBC. Currently, Elliott is working on the unit publicity for The Crown from Left Bank productions. He is leading on Julian Fellowes’ new series Belgravia and the next season of The Last Kingdom, both from Carnival Films. 

Elliott is also working on new Sky comedy I Hate Suzie starring Billie Piper and the BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials, both from Bad Wolf. 

 

 

Nikita Chaudhry

Niki joined IJPR in 2017,  after studying Drama at the University of Bristol. In 2017 she worked on Back (Channel 4) and A League of Their Own (Sky One). Last year she worked on the first series of Killing Eve, Informer and Who Do You Think You Are? for BBC One and on set for The Crown. She has worked on the last two series of Call the Midwife and is working on Series 9 this year.

Further 2019 projects include the final series of Strike Back, Long Lost Family,  Killing Eve and a brand-new adaptation of the Alex Rider novels for Sony. 

Nicole Campbell

Nicole joined IJPR in 2017 after studying Media and Communications at the University of Sussex. She assisted across all projects and helped organise key events and launches. Nicole later left us to go travelling but rejoined the team in 2019. Her recent projects include series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One), assisting on the brand new adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (BBC One/HBO) and currently working on Elizabeth is Missing (BBC One). 

 

Liam Jones

Liam graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2015 with a joint honours degree in English Literature and Film and Television.  Liam went on to work in commercial and public broadcasting with BBC Radio Wales and Nation Broadcasting Group.

He joined the newly formed IJPR Cymru based at Wolf Studios Wales, Cardiff in 2017 as an assistant publicist and social media co-ordinator working across Bad Wolf’s A Discovery of Witches.

Lalise Fufa

Lalise Fufa

Lalise joined IJPR in 2018 after studying Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Durham. She has worked on Long Lost Family (ITV) and Who Do You Think You Are (BBC) and assists the team across all projects including Belgravia (ITV), Dublin Murders (BBC/Starz) and The Crown (Netflix).

Mayran Yusuf

Mayran joined IJPR as an intern in 2019 after studying Childhood Studies at the University of Grenwich. She assists on all IJPR projects and works alongside our senior publicists. Outside of work, Mayran writes for Stylist magazine reviewing premiered films. 

Joel Street

Joel studied film and television at Swansea university. After many years in the wilderness (quite literally) Ian brought Joel back into society in 2016 and has been integrating him ever since.  Joel now looks after all things photography including projects such as Killing Eve (BBC), The last Kingdom (Netflix), Belgravia (ITV), Call The Midwife (BBC), His Dark Materials (BBC/HBO) and Dublin Murders (BBC/Starz). 

 

What We Do

 

Photography

 

Working closely with showrunners, producers, broadcasters and international distributors we create imaginative and memorable photography to an agreed brief and budget. We also commission all unit and specials photography and manage delivery and approvals. 

 

Events

 

Bespoke events for our clients tailored to project, target audience, budget and brief, ranging from awards ceremonies to industry debates and from influencer dinners to high profile premieres.

 

International

 

We have a proven track record of working with international broadcasters and distributors on shows which have been sold all over the world, including a wide range of US clients.  The team at IJPR have arranged press junkets in the UK and abroad and organised visits by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

 

Unit Publicity

 

Building strong relationships with on-screen and production talent, IJPR get the most out of a production through collaboration and mutual respect, providing exceptional access and producing engaging behind the scenes materials including press packs, fan videos and more. 

 

 

Recent Blog Posts

 

Claes Bang is cast as Dracula

Award-winning Danish actor Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Affair, Borgen) will take on the role of Dracula in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brand new mini-series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel.  Commissioned by BBC One, Dracula will be...