Tonic News

We're absolutely thrilled to have been named as one the Top 50 most creative companies in England - what a fantastic start to the year!
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We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with Screen Training Ireland, supported by Irish Film Board, on FIND YOUR AUDIENCE, a new distribution and marketing programme, for experienced Irish filmmakers
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We're proud to be working in partnership with Crowdfunder as part of the 2016 CreateInnovate project, with our new programme The FilmCrowd. 2 selected films will receive specialised crowd funding, marketing and distribution mentoring for their project.
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Tonic Tweets

on 1st Aug 2017

RT @StephenFollows: Netflix is carrying $20 billion in debt. Can it keep borrowing its way to success? https://t.co/95b7JOnN3K

on 28th Jul 2017

RT @ScottishDocInst: JOB // @aconitedocs is looking for a (p/t) #PMD @JonReiss @SallyHodgson @kempas @gedfitzfilm @docsociety @sheffdocfest

on 21st Jul 2017

RT @Screendaily: The @BFI's Ben Roberts hails a creative boom in low-budget British films https://t.co/0dmpE4PRqM https://t.co/ZYILOG3qDh

on 20th Jul 2017

RT @ICOtweets: What do young people really want from cinema? We asked them and put together this easy run down for you https://t.co/YC2XTl3…

on 19th Jul 2017

RT @DeborahTonic: Whoop! Here are my lovely students, all placed at great companies. Thank you to all employers for their support of the co…


Who We Are



(Left to right: Rebecca Burns, Clare Layton, Deborah Rowland)

Deborah Rowland, Director

Deborah has over 23 years in theatrical, home entertainment and VOD distribution; marketing; international sales; TV; and exhibition, as well as a solid background in business, organisational structuring and process review. She has held senior marketing and distribution positions at Koch Media, Artificial Eye, Curzon Cinemas, Icon, Contender/EOne, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Medusa Pictures and The Pearson Group.


Rebecca Burns, Head of Marketing

Rebecca has over 13 years experience across a variety of marketing disciplines - as marketing and publicity for media agency Carat, BBC, SyFy Channel, MVC, BSkyB, film festival Birds Eye View, Contender (EOne), Icon Film distribution and, before joining Tonic, as a producer at Create Advertising. Her experience covers film distribution, home entertainment, film pay-per-view, media agency marketing & publicity, film and music retail, TV, direct marketing, film festivals and, until recently, producing film trailers, TV and radio advertising.


Jo Taylor, Head of Grass Roots and Social Media

Jo has over 6 years experience across a variety of cinema and arts marketing disciplines working with organisations including Curzon Cinemas & Curzon Home Cinema, National Theatre Live, Tate and iFeatures (Creative England Film Funding initiative).
Her experience covers film exhibition and distribution, event cinema marketing, membership development, new cinema venue launches as well as branding and sponsorship partnerships (including projects with Financial Times, Deliverance, Samsung and The Guardian).
In 2009 she completed her Master of Arts Thesis on the myth of the Hollywood Hero in modern day society.

Clare Layton, Executive Assistant

Clare has 15 years experience as a Senior Executive Assistant working with CEOs, Director and Chairmen in the worlds of TV, Design, Property and Advertising. As well as working with many international companies, Clare has worked with a number of start-ups and has experience of HR, including recruiting, managing staff, and designing and co-ordinating training programmes. Clare's career has led her to Sydney to organise intimate and large scale events. Clare has held positions at The Digital Broadcasting Company, Centaur Communications, Enterprise IG, Y&R, Wunderman, Lowe & Partners, and DLKW Lowe.


Tonic News

We're absolutely thrilled to have been named as one the Top 50 most creative companies in England - what a fantastic start to the year!
Click to read more

We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with Screen Training Ireland, supported by Irish Film Board, on FIND YOUR AUDIENCE, a new distribution and marketing programme, for experienced Irish filmmakers
Click to read more

We're proud to be working in partnership with Crowdfunder as part of the 2016 CreateInnovate project, with our new programme The FilmCrowd. 2 selected films will receive specialised crowd funding, marketing and distribution mentoring for their project.
Click to read more

Tonic Tweets

on 1st Aug 2017

RT @StephenFollows: Netflix is carrying $20 billion in debt. Can it keep borrowing its way to success? https://t.co/95b7JOnN3K

on 28th Jul 2017

RT @ScottishDocInst: JOB // @aconitedocs is looking for a (p/t) #PMD @JonReiss @SallyHodgson @kempas @gedfitzfilm @docsociety @sheffdocfest

on 21st Jul 2017

RT @Screendaily: The @BFI's Ben Roberts hails a creative boom in low-budget British films https://t.co/0dmpE4PRqM https://t.co/ZYILOG3qDh

on 20th Jul 2017

RT @ICOtweets: What do young people really want from cinema? We asked them and put together this easy run down for you https://t.co/YC2XTl3…

on 19th Jul 2017

RT @DeborahTonic: Whoop! Here are my lovely students, all placed at great companies. Thank you to all employers for their support of the co…