Lime Pictures has made a number of new hires within its non-scripted team under Head of Non-Scripted Sarah Tyekiff.
Rebecca Kenny Smith (pictured) has been appointed as Creative Director of current programming, ITV Studios’ executive producer Kevin O’Brien and former TOWIE executive producer Andrew Jackman have also been hired as development execs.
Rebecca Kenny Smith who earlier this year was the executive producer of Lime’s True Love or True Lies for MTV 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).
Kevin O’Brien (I’m a Celebrity) and Andrew Jackman (Big Brother) join the business in the New Year as development executives who are expected to executive produce new and re-commissions.
Lime’s E4 show Celebs Go Dating returns in early 2019 and continues to be overseen by Lime staff executive producer Colin Whitaker who is joined by former TOWIE executive producer Luke McFarlane (EP series 18 – 22). Nazleen Karim joins Cheryl Price as executive producer for the forthcoming series of The Only Way is Essex.
Head of Non-Scripted Sarah Tyekiff said: “This is a really exciting time for Lime Pictures and I am thrilled to have secured such a strong editorial team to support our current slate of programming, work alongside our development team and prepare for some exciting new commissions. Rebecca, Kevin and Andrew bring with them a wealth of experience across both development and production which is paramount as we focus on expansion of the business through new formats with a variety of partners on both sides of the Atlantic.”
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