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 is a Director at IJPR. Her recent projects include Killing Eve, Elizabeth is Missing, Call the Midwife and Informer. Other projects include The Missing, The Hollow Crown and red carpet management for the TVChoice Awards.

Jeni has worked in PR since 1998 covering theatre, film and television. She has previously worked at Premier PR, Comic Relief, BBC Continuing Drama, BBC Entertainment and Dennis Davidson Associates.

Rich Cain

Rich is Senior Account Director at IJPR.

His current projects are Quiz (ITV/AMC), The Sister (ITV), Des (ITV), Liar (ITV/AMC) plus Dublin Murders (BBC/Starz), Britannia (Sky), Defending the Guilty (BBC) and Cobra (Sky).

His previous work includes the relaunch of Cold Feet in 2016 and the subsequent three series, Mum, Rev, Him & Her, Friday Night Dinner, Catherine the Great, Hard Sun, Requiem and Skins.

He was also Head of Press for The Voice UK.

Elliott Keene

Elliott joined IJPR in 2019 as a Senior Publicist – after several years at the BBC working on shows including Blue Planet II. Currently, Elliott is leading on unit publicity for the fifth season of The Last Kingdom (Netflix), and working with the charity Global Action Plan on their initiative to connect the TV industry with young filmmakers creating content about environmental issues.

In the past year, Elliott has worked on productions including The Crown (Season 4) for Netflix, The Last Kingdom (Season 4) for Netflix, Belgravia for ITV/EPIX, I Hate Suzie for Sky, and His Dark Materials for BBC/HBO.

 

 

 

 

Nikita Chaudhry

Niki has been at IJPR since 2017 and worked on the past three series of Call the Midwife and is currently working on series 10. Past projects have included Informer for BBC One, Strike Back for Sky One, Long Lost Family for ITV and Alex Rider for Sony. She is currently the unit publicist on The Crown.

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. Nicole later left us to go travelling but rejoined the team in 2019. Her recent projects include Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) assisting on Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia (ITV) and Elizabeth is Missing (BBC). She is currently working on BBC One’s His Dark Materials, adapted from Philip Pullmans renowned trilogy.

 

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

 

HIS DARK MATERIALS RETURNS

His Dark Materials– is to return to TV screens with a new series based on The Subtle Knife – the second in Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy of novels. TERENCE STAMP, JADE ANOUKA and SIMONE KIRBY join DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AMIR WILSON and LIN-MANUEL...