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25th March 2015

LIME PICTURES LANDS 20 PART SERIES FOR DISNEY AS THE EVERMOOR CHRONICLES GETS GREENLIGHT

London, March 19th, 2015 – Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) today announced the greenlight on production for a full season of The Evermoor Chronicles, a continuation of live-action mini-series Evermoor, which launched in the UK in October 2014. The series sees British talent including George Sear (Friday Download), Jordan Loughran (Dixi), Georgia Lock (Sadie J, Friday Download), Georgie Farmer (The Ministry of Curious Stuff) and Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Inbetweeners), among others, reprise their roles, with further cast to be announced at a later date. Filming will begin this summer before returning to screens later this year, airing on Disney Channel in multiple countries worldwide. 

BAFTA award-winning production company Lime Pictures returns to produce the 20 x 22 minute season. The production team will be based out of Lime Pictures’ Liverpool site before moving to location in Warrington, UK. The series explores themes of teen friendship, family and romance, which are set to the backdrop of a strange and mysterious world. The storylines will feature some of the mini-series’ most popular characters and also introduce some brand new intriguing cast members who are set to captivate the imaginations of Disney Channel viewers.

The hit four-part mini-series attracted over 1.6 million viewers, with over 1 in 5 girls 8-12 tuning-in, in the UK helping it become #2 highest rated series on the channel when it launched in October 2014. The series was co-created by Diane Whitley (House of Anubis) and co-creator/ producer Tim Compton (House of Anubis). The series sees Compton return to the helm alongside writer and executive producer Bede Blake (House of Anubis, Strange Hill High), and executive producer Rebecca Hodgson (Good Cop, Stolen).

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA and General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: “We’re delighted that the mini-series has proven to be a hit with audiences around the world. Viewer feedback has been incredibly encouraging and it’s clear that our audience has built a strong connection with the characters and their backstories in such a short space of time. The Evermoor Chronicles is our biggest and most successful homegrown live-action production, and provides the perfect platform to establish and build local UK Disney stars. Greenlighting a full season demonstrates our commitment to creating entertaining shows that resonates with both local and global audiences.”

 Claire Poyser, Joint Managing Director for Lime Pictures comments: “We are thrilled to be working with Disney on a full series of The Evermoor Chronicles. It’s a fantastic opportunity to continue to delight audiences with the brilliant stories and superb production values that Lime Pictures is renowned for.”

23rd March 2015

LIME PICTURES LANDS FIRST COMMISSION FOR DISCOVERY INTERNATIONAL WITH 6 PART OB-DOC THE BRAINY BUNCH (working title)

This entertaining, character-led series, inspired by “The Big Bang Theory,” introduces viewers to the personalities and keen minds behind some remarkable breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine.  Through ambition, invention and creation, the series will feature more than a dozen pioneers in the fields of space, technology, aviation, robotics and design, who will work against all odds to create what was once deemed impossible, and ultimately, transform the way we live.

 Featuring an international cast of scholars, engineers, scientists and technicians from renowned institutions, each episode provides a peek behind closed doors of the world’s most innovative labs, workshops and test centres. From failed prototypes to epic moments of success, we’ll witness the blood, sweat and tears behind invention and the issues that threaten to derail our geniuses as they battle with lack of funding and resources, along with the pressure of designing excellence.  There is no limit to what these intellects are capable of!
Head of Development and Executive Producer for Lime Pictures, Jack Kennedy comments; “We are very proud of this daring new partnership with Discovery and this is an exciting example of Lime's push into surprising new genres. Building on our robust production infrastructure we are successfully diversifying what we are known for, whilst having key Lime ingredients connecting each new series; compelling worlds, captivating character and gripping narrative.”

24th February 2015

Hollyoaks: Bringing VO5 to life on the streets of Chester shortlisted for UK Sponsorship 2015 award!

Hollyoaks Partnership with VO5 has been shortlisted for the TV Sponsorship award at this year’s UK Sponsorship Awards 2015! The key to the campaigns success was its seamless expansion into other areas of activation to create an ‘always on’ fully integrated campaign. The sponsor idents framed each episode and the Product Placement  delivered consistent and valuable exposure for the brand and its ‘hero’ product ranges, anchoring the partnership. VO5 campaigns were further enhanced through bespoke digital content, proving Hollyoaks unique ability to harness such a broad range of activities and content in support of its commercial partners.

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