8th November 2016
Celebs Go Dating is set to return to E4 in 2017 for, not one but two extended 20×60’ series, as the celebrity dating agency opens its doors to more unlucky in love famous faces. The road to true love is full of twists, turns and bumps and celebrities are used to all of that playing out in the spotlight. However, with some expert guidance from top matchmakers, can the path to finding ‘The One’ finally run smooth?
Once again the cameras will capture all the action – making sure that any awkward first encounters, outrageous flirting, cringe-worthy faux pas, lover’s tiffs, first kisses and looks of lust are captured on camera for viewers to enjoy.
The hugely successful first series consolidated at 630,000/ 3.86% share, up a massive +101% for volume and +119% for share on slot average and was E4’s highest rating 10pm series of the last 12 months. Celebs Go Dating also performed strongly with a 12.61% share of 16-34’s across the series, up +220% on the slot average.
Celebs Go Dating was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird and Formats commissioning editor Simone Haywood. The series will once again be produced by Lime Pictures with Head of Entertainment Phil Harris, Sharon Powers and Tamsin Dodgson executive producing.
Dom Bird said: "Following the huge success of the first series, E4 is delighted to bring Celebs Go Dating back to our screens for a longer run to find true love for those famous faces most in need of our helping hand.”
Phil Harris added: "Lime are thrilled to be spending 2017 helping lovelorn celebrities to find a match. With more episodes and more celebrities, we hope these shows will be even bigger and better than the first series"
20th September 2016
The Lime Green week is when everyone at Lime Pictures will focus on their environmental impact, the savings and benefits that have been achieved to date, the work in progress and future works. It’s a week we look at our business and production operations and also where the difference can be made.
Areas where we will be concentrating on are heating, ventilation, cooling, electrical, renewable energy opportunities, recycling and re-using. It’s a week where there will be a rolling daily program of highlights, endorsements, exchanging of ideas and importantly energising everyone to look at how we do things differently to the benefit of the environment and have some fun doing it.
It’s an opportunity to become aware of our environment at work and at home and how to engage with the environmental challenges we face.
The Lime Green week will be running this year.
1st September 2016
International award-winning production house Lime Pictures has been greenlit to produce a 10 part scripted tween series for Netflix filmed in Wales and the North West of England.
Lime Pictures (producers of Hollyoaks and TOWIE) has been greenlit to produce 10 x 30’ episodes for Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network. As yet untitled, the “Horse Mystery project” is a coming-of-age story about an American teenager, Zoe, and her summer of intrigue in the British countryside. It is currently in production on location in Cheshire and then Anglesey, later this year.
Set on a beautiful island off the coast of Britain, 15-year-old Zoe’s life changes forever during her stay at Bright Field Stables when she meets the mysterious horse ‘Raven'. Their deep friendship gives her the strength to face certain rites of passage head on whilst exploring new relationships. Zoe’s inspirational journey will show audiences that life is all about falling off – and learning to pick yourself up again. With a thrilling mystery unravelling around her, the complex relationship Zoe develops with Raven gives her the grit and determination to master her riding skills and ultimately discover a passion for horses and a strength to face the rest of life’s challenges.
The untitled Horse Mystery project stars Jaylen Barron (Good Luck Charlie and Shameless) as Zoe, as well as Celine Buckens (War Horse), Kerry Ingram (Game of Thrones) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street). The series is executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson, Kate Little and Claire Poyser for Lime Pictures. The 10 episode drama will be series produced by Angelo Abela (House of Anubis) and directed by Paul Norton Walker (I Want My Wife Back, Hetty Feather, Shameless). An original idea created and written by Anna McCleery and Vicki Lutas, it will be available on Netflix globally in 2017.
Lime Pictures is the UK’s fifth biggest independent working across scripted and non-scripted genres with offices in Liverpool, London and Los Angeles, where it forms part of the All3 US portfolio of production companies.
Joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser commented; “We are thrilled to be producing this exciting new original series for Netflix. Lime Pictures thrives on delivering great stories, that are brilliantly told. We are immensely proud to be able to produce a series within a 35 mile radius of our Liverpool base that will be available on a platform reaching over 190 countries: the beauty of the countryside and rolling hills of Cheshire, teamed with the breath-taking beaches of Anglesey is set to tantalize family audiences all over the world.”
Head of Scripted Drama Rebecca Hodgson commented; “We are delighted to be working with Netflix on this ambitious new project. Anna and Vicki have a uniquely quirky and warm voice which lights up the characters and world of the show. We have assembled a fabulous cast and crew and our locations are gorgeous. I couldn’t be prouder of this production.”