17th March 2014

Disney EMEA announces new live action multi-part movie, Evermore

Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) today announced that it has greenlit production in the UK of a new live action multi-part movie, Evermoor. Produced by Lime Pictures for Disney EMEA, Evermoor, a mystery adventure punctuated with comedy, is set to premiere on Disney Channel in more than 160 countries worldwide from autumn 2014. Evermoor also breaks new ground as it will become the first live-action movie produced in the UK for broadcast on Disney Channel US.

The movie follows Tara Bailey, an American teen who has just been uprooted from her city home in the US and brought 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.

BAFTA award-winning production company Lime Pictures has been commissioned to produce the multi-part movie 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).

Tricia Wilber, Chief Marketing Officer, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA & General Manager, Disney Channels EMEA comments, “Evermoor is our most ambitious EMEA production yet that builds on our experience of co-producing the global hit series, Violetta. We are thrilled to be working with the outstanding team at Lime Pictures on this project.”

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA comments: “Evermoor is a hugely exciting project for the team here in EMEA with a gripping story that I’m sure will captivate our global Disney Channel audience. The movie’s intriguing cast of characters also gives us a great opportunity to find exciting new talent.”

Claire Poyser, Joint Managing Director for Lime Pictures comments: “We are delighted to be the first independent production company in the UK to work with Disney on a live action movie to be aired worldwide including the US. Evermoor extends Lime’s reputation for producing fantastic children’s drama that is inspiring for the whole family.”

Disney EMEA drives the investment in, and development of, animation and live-action programming for both European and global distribution. Disney EMEA has already achieved great success with series such as Violetta (Disney Channel); Jungle Junction, Art Attack and Henry Hugglemonster (Disney Junior) and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Disney XD).

Evermoor is a co-commission between Disney EMEA and Disney US, and will be broadcast on Disney Channel globally from autumn 2014.

28th November 2013

David Boyle joins Lime Pictures

Lime Pictures are delighted to announce the appointment of David Boyle as their new Head of Operations.

Boyle will work alongside the current executive team across all of Lime’s output. He will report into Managing Director’s Claire Poyser and Kate Little.

David Boyle joins Lime from ITV Studios where he was Director of Post Production across all output including Coronation Street, Come Dine With Me, Scott and Bailey, The Chase, Jeremy Kyle, Countdown, Last Tango in Halifax, You’ve Been Framed and May The Best House Win.

Lime’s new Head of Operations, David Boyle said: “I’m delighted to be joining Lime at such an exciting time. There have been a number of key appointments already this year and I’m looking forward to working with such a talented group headed by Claire and Kate, to help grow and develop the business when I join in the New Year.”

Managing Director of Lime Pictures, Claire Poyser says: “ It’s a sort of given that David has an excellent technical knowledge in developing and providing production solutions, however what really sets him apart is his fantastic ability to understand people. This is a rare skill, particularly within the Operational arena and we are absolutely delighted that he’s joining Lime.”

David Boyle is the latest new addition to the Lime team – he joins new TOWIE Execs Tamsin Dodgson and Daniella Berendsen, Lime’s new Head of Non-Scripted: Derek Mclean and Lime’s new Head of Production for non-scripted, Joe McLusky.

11th September 2013

Joe McLusky joins Lime Pictures

Lime Pictures are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe McLusky as Head of Production for non-scripted content. He will report into Managing Director’s Claire Poyser and Kate Little.

Joe McLusky joins Lime from ITV Studios where he was Production Executive working on a wide range of programming including; The Chase, Surprise Surprise, Superstar, The Big Reunion and The Brits Awards – Hall of Fame. Prior to this he was Managing Director at Carbon Media and Director of Operations and Productions at Shine TV. He was also Head of Production for Entertainment at Granada TV.

Lime’s new Head of Production, Joe McLusky said: “I am thrilled to be joining Lime at such an exciting time. The ambition within the company is clear and I can't wait to be part of the next stage in its success. ”

Managing Director of Lime Productions, Claire Poyser says: “If you put to one side Joe’s unrivalled knowledge of pub quiz  trivia and his obsessive following  of 80’s fashion trends then you find he really is outstanding  at Production Management.  We are therefore delighted he is joining the Lime team ”.

Joe McLusky is the latest new addition to the Lime team – he joins new TOWIE Execs Tamsin Dodgson and Daniella Berendsen as well as Lime’s new Head of Non-Scripted Drama, Derek Mclean.

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