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All3Media’s Lion TV hires creative director and factual chief

All3Media-backed UK producer Lion TV has hired a creative director and a head of factual. Emma Morgan replaces Lisa Edwards, who left at the start of the year to take up the same role at Studio Ramsay, while Tom Watt-Smith has been hired to head up factual Morgan was most recently at Firecracker Films, where […]

All3Media puts Lion TV into Lime Pictures with Shahana Meer exiting

Discovery and Liberty Global-backed All3Media is moving Lion TV into Lime Pictures, with one of the former company’s managing directors exiting as a result. Factual prodco Lion TV, which is behind Homes Under The Hammer, Horrible Histories and Cash Cab, will sit as an independent company under Lime, with managing director Shahana Meer leaving to […]

Lime Pictures lands ITV Studios exec for production

All3Media-owned prodco Lime Pictures has appointed former ITV Studios Entertainment (ITVSE) exec Helen Kruger Bratt to oversee its UK-based unscripted productions. Bratt will join the Geordie Shore producer in the fall as head of production for unscripted, working across the MTV reality show as well as The Only Way Is Essex and Celebs Go Dating. […]

Germany’s RTL II goes out with ‘Celebs Go Dating’

Germany’s RTL II has greenlit a local series of the format Celebs Go Dating.  The original show, produced by Lime Pictures, airs on E4 and is currently in its seventh season. Stripped across five nights over four consecutive weeks, the show follows the nightly dates of some of the nation’s well-known single stars as they try […]

MTV International greenlights ‘Geordie Shore’ reunion spin-off

MTV International has commissioned a reunion spin-off series of hit reality show Geordie Shore.  The 6 x 44-minute series, tentatively titled Geordie More, is to follow the lives of ex-Geordie Shore cast members including Marnie Simpson, Gary Beadle, Holly Hagan and Aaron Chalmers as they go about their lives following their time on the show. Geordie More will be produced by Lime Pictures, and has […]

Pumfrey: Mental health in TV “ignored for far too long”

Industry execs have called for a closer examination of mental health across the television industry, beginning with stronger leadership from top businesses. Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the UK’s Film and TV Charity, has said that mental health “has been ignored in the industry for far too long” and that swift action needs to be taken. […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Lime Pictures’ unscripted development head shuffles to US division

Lime Pictures’ unscripted head Ben Crompton will move Stateside for the company as executive VP of development, to accelerate the prodco’s US presence. Crompton, who has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK in the last three years, will be based in Los Angeles and will continue to develop material that blends the […]

Black Mirror producer returns to Lime Pictures

Black Mirror producer Louise Sutton is joining Lime Pictures as executive producer of scripted content. Her appointment marks a return to Lime for Sutton, where she began her career 15 years ago working on Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks. Sutton most recently produced two critically-acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror for Netflix: USS Callister – starring […]

Fremantle restructures unscripted division

FremantleMedia is reuniting Talkback and Thames as part of a wider restructure at its UK unscripted division. Comedy entertainment label Talkback and entertainment arm Thames will return to their old, united state as TalkbackThames. They were previously separated in 2011 after RTL Group-owned Fremantle merged them in 2003. The restructure comes days after Thames managing […]

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