Hollyoaks Wins Best Soap at the Royal Television Society Awards

Hollyoaks was victorious in winning the award for ‘Soap and Continuing Drama’ at the Royal Television Society Awards last night in London.

RTS said judges were “blown away” by its “terrific central performances”

Hollyoaks was up against Casualty and Coronation Street in the same category.  Talking to Royal Television Society, Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said “we tell the boldest stories that are happening to our audience right now”.

Lime Pictures To Adapt James Nicol's Best Selling Children's Book Trilogy "The Apprentice Witch"

Lime Pictures has secured the rights to the best-selling children’s book trilogy by James Nicol “The Apprentice Witch”, the sequel “A Witch Alone” and the forthcoming “A Witch Come True” from leading children’s publisher Chicken House and The Viney Shaw Agency

Lime Pictures’ Joint Head of Kids Angelo Abela and Tim Compton and Barry Cunningham, Managing Director, Chicken House today announce that Lime has secured the option to adapt the bestselling kid’s trilogy The Apprentice Witch and is set to bring the magic of Lull to life in a live action drama adaptation for 8-12 year olds. Lime is one of the UK’s largest independent production companies and is the production house behind double Emmy award-winning Netflix original series Free Rein.  Publishing rights to the magical trilogy set in a cosy world reminiscent of pre-war England have already sold to several countries around the World. 

The Apprentice Witch trilogy follows the story of Arianwyn, who has spent her young life preparing for her witch’s evaluation, only to fail it in a very public way. As the artillery of war rumbles in the distance, Arianwyn is billeted to the remote village of Lull, to serve and protect the villagers as their district witch. But sleepy Lull is not all it seems. There is a strict curfew, a mystery surrounding the fate of their previous witch and something terrible is growing in the woods ... Arianwyn finds herself facing a test far greater than any exam.

Lime Pictures Ups Abela and Compton to Lead New Kids Division

Lime Pictures, producers of the double Emmy award-winning Netflix original series Free Rein and International Emmy nominated Disney’s Evermoor confirms Angelo Abela and Tim Compton as Joint Head of Kids

One of the UK’s largest independent production companies Lime Pictures, has announced it has created a Kids division to be led by in-house duo, Angelo Abela and Tim Compton, reporting to Joint MD’s Kate Little and Claire Poyser.  The new entity will sit alongside Lime’s other divisions: Drama and YA, led by Louise Sutton, Hollyoaks and Continuing Drama by Bryan Kirkwood and Non-Scripted programmes by Sarah Tyekiff.

Lime Pictures Ups Crompton To Accelerate US Presence

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Production Company

Lime Pictures, creators of The Only Way is Essex, Hollyoaks and Netflix Original series Free Rein, today announces that its current Head of Unscripted Development Ben Crompton will join the company’s US division as EVP of Development  

Led by joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser, Lime is the UK’s fifth largest production company, best known for producing genre-busting long running series for youth audiences globally including the Emmy award-winning Singles Project for Bravo and the forthcoming Dating No Filter for E!  Crompton, who has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK for the last three years, will be based in Los Angeles and will continue to develop material that blends the entertainment and factual genres as well as building on the company’s experience producing in real-time and optimising content for multiple platforms.  He will continue to report into Lime’s Head of Unscripted Programming, London based Sarah Tyekiff who is responsible for Lime’s unscripted portfolio, worldwide.

Lime Pictures Expands Non-Scripted Creative Team with New Appointments

Lime Pictures is delighted to announce a number of new roles within its non-scripted team under Head of Non-Scripted Sarah Tyekiff.  Lime will strengthen its senior creative team with the appointment of

Rebecca Kenny Smith as Creative Director of current programming, ITV Studios’ executive producer Kevin O’Brien and former TOWIE executive producer Andrew Jackman.

Rebecca Kenny Smith who earlier this year was the executive producer of Lime’s critically acclaimed True Love or True Lies giving MTV it’s highest week of share to date has been promoted to Creative Director of current programming which includes the BAFTA award-winning The Only Way is Essex (going into production of its 24th series in early 2019) as well as MTV’s global hit Geordie Shore (now in production of its 19th series).

Hollyoaks Wins 'Making a Difference' Award at Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Award 2018

Hollyoaks was last night awarded the ‘Making A Difference’ Award at the MIND Media Awards, which celebrate the best possible representations of mental health by the media.

Stephen Fry, who hosted the event, described the award as being to recognise ‘those who have gone above and beyond’ to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

Journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon, who presented the award said: “This year’s winner is a show that is doing wonders in reaching the youth of today, tackling issues through on-screen storylines that have this year covered bulimia, schizo-affective disorder and self-harm, as well as a supporting social media campaign.

Lime Pictures Announces New Non-Scripted Label Wise Owl Films

Lime Pictures is delighted to announce its new creative collaboration with Shiver founder Mark Robinson, launching a new non scripted label together, based in Leeds, Wise Owl Films.  Robinson will report directly into Lime’s joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser, with whom he previously worked at ITV Studios.

During his time at Shiver/ITV Studios Robinson created over 200 different series and specials for ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and UKTV Gold, including May The Best House Win, David Jason: My Life On Screen, Last Laugh In Vegas and The Nations Favourite…music series.

Hollyoaks Represents C4 at Disability Confident Conference and Announces Disability Episode to Air Next Year.

Hollyoaks cast and crew represented the C4 soap at a panel last week at the C4 Disability conference in Chester, and special Hollyoaks episode revealed.

Cast Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne), Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver), Talia Grant (Brooke Holloway), Eva Lorente (Minnie Minniver), Noah Holdsworth (Oscar Osborne) and Kate Wynne (Kate) were all in attendance. Also present was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey.

Talia and Jessica were joined on a panel by executive producer Bryan Kirkwood, Talia’s mum campaigner Carrie Grant, writer Jonathan Boam, casting director Peter Hunt and archivist Laura Halligan to talk about destigmatising disability. The panel also featured a VT from actress Amy Conachan who plays Courtney Campbell.

Lime Pictures in co-development deal with Beano Studios to bring Minnie the Minx back to screens

Lime Pictures and Beano Studios are delighted to announce a new co-development deal to produce a brand-new live action comedy drama ‘THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ inspired by beloved Beano comic character, Minnie the Minx.

The new live action series will be aimed at 8-12 year olds and promises to deliver high-energy humour as well as inspire a new generation of fans.

THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ features our 13-year-old rebellious heroine Minnie; a thoroughly modern girl and budding comic book artist, whose unapologetic creative thinking challenges any status quo! 

Lime Digital Wins DigiDay Award

Lime Pictures’ in-house digital team have been awarded a Digiday Media Award for Best Use of Facebook Live for the Hollyoaks Slice of Summer campaign.  The Digiday Media Awards Europe are the biggest digital marketing awards in Europe and recognise the companies working to modernise European media – through social media, new technologies, e-comms and online platforms.

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