2nd June 2014

The Only Way is Essex presents… The Only Way is Marbs

The BAFTA award-winning smash hit reality drama series announces a new major label record deal with the release of The Only Way is Marbs: Marbella Anthems, a triple CD mixed by Lauren Pope. The album features the latest club party anthems set to provide the soundtrack to the summer and tunes that will feature in the forthcoming series including the Marbella special which is currently in production.

The Only Way is Marbs
The track list has been selected to reflect Marbella’s party scene TOWIE style and popular cast member, Lauren Pope has mixed the album. With Lauren’s respected DJ credentials and having DJ’d around the globe for more than X number of years prior to joining the cast of The Only Way is Essex, Lauren really knows what tracks will get TOWIE viewers in the Marbs mood.

The Only Way is Marbs follows TOWIE’s producer Lime Pictures’ success with Joey Essex’s top ten album hit “Essex Anthems” earlier this year. Like Essex Anthems, ‘THE ONLY WAY IS MARBS: MARBELLA ANTHEMS mixed by Lauren Pope’ is a triple CD of massive club bangers guaranteed to get the party started with the massive hit ‘Jubel’ by Kilingande (exclusive to this album), ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ by Coldplay and the brand new Oliver Heldens tune, ‘Gecko’ (exclusive to this album). Also included is the top 5 hit ‘Take Me Home’ from Cash Cash plus Clean Bandit’s brand new single, ‘Extraordinary’ ft. Shama Bass.

Lauren Pope comments “I’ve loved working on this album – from the track selection to the mixing, it’s been an amazing experience. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I’m delighted to get the opportunity to do it now. I love dance music and I wanted that to be reflected in my selections”.

For those of you who haven’t been able to party in lavish Essex style at the Sugar Hut or indeed the sun kissed bars and clubs of Marbella, this is the perfect opportunity to get a sneak preview of what the TOWIE stars will be listening to this summer. The Only Way Is Essex has become a household brand and Lauren Pope, a celebrated DJ, has proven she is the perfect person to mix the next instalment of the TOWIE compilation series to get you in the Marbella spirit.

The Only Way is Essex presents THE ONLY WAY IS MARBELLA is going to be released to coincide with the new ITV2 series starting on June 22nd with a Marbella special.

20th May 2014

Joey Essex gets educated in series of ITV specials

Joey Essex will return to ITV2 this summer in the first of a series of specials “Educating Joey Essex.”

Following the phenomenal success of his trip to Africa, Joey will be travelling both home and abroad to continue his education and learn more about the world and the cultures within it – covering everything from football to fashion. TOWIE creators Lime Pictures and ITV will be capturing every reem moment of his life-changing journey for viewers’ entertainment!

Educating Joey Essex will kick off with a football themed special that will see Joey fly to Brazil ahead of the World Cup. Here, he will explore the nation’s favourite sport at the heart of the world’s biggest tournament while learning more about Brazilian culture and the wonders of this beautiful country. Landing in rhythm filled Rio he will be thrown into the Brazilian world of samba, caipirinhas and favelas but how will he cope with the changes in culture in this vibrant City?

When asked what he knows about Rio, Joey said “Rio is a chain of hotels or a casino innit?” On the subject of football he comments; “I’m from a football mad family but I don’t really know a lot about football so I want to learn more. I know the cards, but what’s the sideman called? The man at the side with the flag?" He is definitely set to learn something this summer…

Executive Producer, Phil Harris says: "Joey’s list of things that he wants to learn about are eclectic to say the least! We can't wait to bring ITV2 viewers everything from football to aliens, the Joey Essex way. “

Educating Joey Essex is a Lime Pictures production for ITV2. Educating Joey Essex: Football (working title) is due for transmission this summer with a series of specials to follow later in the year.

29th April 2014

Lime Pictures commences filming for new live action series, Evermore

Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) announced that today marks the first day of filming with the cast for its newest and most ambitious live-action series to date, Evermoor. Multi-talented 19-year-old Australian actress, singer and presenter, Naomi Sequeira leads the way and will star as Tara, an American teen uprooted from her city home in the US and brought to rural England. A host of emerging British talent including George Sear (Friday Download), Georgia Lock (Sadie J, Friday Download), and youngest cast member, 12-year-old Georgie Farmer, hope to follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit and US actors discovered by Disney Channel including War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine, Wizards of Waverly Place’s Gregg Sulkin, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.

The filming is taking place in the heart of the North West in the mystical and picturesque grounds of Arley Hall and Gardens, as well as in the surrounding quaint village of Great Budworth in Cheshire. Last month, Disney EMEA announced that the mystery adventure will break new ground as it will become the first long-form, live-action series produced in the UK to broadcast on Disney Channel US.

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA comments: “Disney has a fantastic heritage in discovering new talent and we are thrilled to be able to present them on a global stage. We hope that the combination of great storytelling, suspenseful comedy and outstanding casting will resonate with viewers around the world when the series premieres in more than 160 countries later this year.”

The series follows Tara Bailey, an American teen who moves from the US to Evermoor, a beautiful but isolated village on the edge of some very creepy moors in middle England. Whilst Tara’s famous novelist mum and step-dad are busy unpacking at Evermoor Manor, the Bailey kids, Tara’s brother Jake and her British step-siblings Seb and Bella, try to adjust to life in their new home. It’s not long before danger, mystery and intrigue unfurls and Tara and Seb have to unite to save their new home and their family’s new start in England.

Evermoor will also feature a talented supporting cast including Georgie Glen (Les Miserables, My Week With Marilyn, Calendar Girls), Dan Fredenburgh (The Bourne Ultimatum Love, Actually, The Tunnel), Olivier Award winner, Clive Rowe (Doctor Who, Carousel, Guys and Dolls), Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Inbetweeners), three-time BAFTA Cymru recipient, Sharon Morgan (Torchwood), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda, The IT Crowd), Jordan Loughran (Dixi),Finney Cassidy (Wrecked) and Alex Starke (The 4 O’Clock Club).

Disney EMEA has commissioned BAFTA award-winning production company, Lime Pictures to produce the series, which has been created by Tim Compton and Diane Whitley (both House of Anubis), scripted by Bede Blake (House of Anubis, Strange Hill High), produced by Tim Compton and executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson (Good Cop, Stolen). Chris Cottam (Miss Wright, Officially Special, Set List: Stand Up Without A Net) directs the series.

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