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20th September 2016

LIME'S GOING GREEN

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.

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1st September 2016

LIME PICTURES LANDS SCRIPTED SERIES FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

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.”

 

18th May 2016

TOWIE star Elliott Wright lands his own show with ITVBe ‘Elliott Wright: Playa in Marbella’ produced by TOWIE creators Lime Pictures

Lime Pictures are pleased to announce Elliott Wright: Playa in Marbella, a brand new observational documentary series coming to ITVBe later this year.  The show will follow the glamorous world of former TOWIE star and entrepreneur Elliott Wright, delving into his personal and business life as he runs his high end restaurant  ‘Olivia’s’ named after his beautiful daughter, situated near Marbella – Europe’s most luxurious resort.

Elliott is the ultimate ‘business playa’ but with this season being his first opening summer there are no more rehearsal runs.  The rich and famous will be flocking to Marbella expecting perfection from the five star restaurant and luxurious champagne bar so Elliott has to deliver.  With a stunning setting overlooking the beach Elliott’s staff are expected to work to his high standards for quality and presentation.  With Elliott demanding 110% and after sacking over 100 staff within a year, the pressure really is on.

We will see Elliott as Dad to his two young children, Elliott and Olivia and get a unique first look into his relationship with stunning girlfriend Sadie.  Sadie is Elliott’s Princess and dream girl but how will the loved up pair cope when the heat is on and they’re working together to make the restaurant a success?  Does hostess Sadie have what it takes to match Elliott’s work ethic or does she just want to enjoy the finer things in life on the Costa del Sol?  And with Elliott needing to socialise with his clientele how will Sadie feel about his charms being worked elsewhere?

Elliott Wright comments; “I'm so excited to have my own show!  I'm the happiest I've ever been; I work hard and play hard and can't wait for people to get a chance to see me in action away from Essex and in Marbella as a businessman in one of my restaurants.  The show will also give an insight into my life in general covering everything from my family, relationship and kids.  I can't wait for you all to see the real me and I'm thrilled to be working with ITVBe and Lime Pictures on my new show!”

Lime Pictures’ Head of Non-Scripted, Derek McLean said: "We're really excited to be exploring Elliott's interesting world in Marbella from the glamorous backdrop of his stunning restaurant, to his fascinating playboy lifestyle and gorgeous girlfriend, to seeing the serious businessman and all the stresses that come with being a boss.  Lime Pictures has discovered some huge characters through it's reality entertainment series like TOWIE and it's a wonderful opportunity for growth when we can explore them in more detail away from their original shows.  We are very proud of the talent we have found and nurtured.”

Amanda Stavri, ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Entertainment said; “This is a real treat for all those Elliott fans missing him on ITVBe.  We can’t wait to have Elliott back on the channel, as we catch up with him building a brand new life, in one of the world’s most glamorous holiday resorts, Marbella.”

Elliott Wright Playa in Marbella is a 6 x 60 minute series which will be produced by Lime Pictures. The series has already begun filming in southern Spain and will be Executive Produced by Anna Edwinson and Derek McLean for Lime Pictures and was commissioned by Amanda Stavri for ITVBe.

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Press Contact:

Lime Pictures Publicist: Chloe McGee on 0203 040 2790 / cmcgee@limepictures.com

 

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