Lime Pictures has appointed STV’s Nick Johns to the role of Head of Development for Unscripted in the UK. 

Prior to joining Lime Pictures Johns was Head of Entertainment Development for STV Productions in London since 2014.  During his tenure he landed commissions for the BBC, C4, ITV1, ITV2 and UKTV.  His key credits include; Babushka, The Dressing Room and Safeword.  Prior to that he was a Development Executive for Victory Television, the BBC and ITV Studios where he also worked as a senior producer on two series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Earlier this year, Lime’s former Head of Development for the UK Ben Crompton joined the company’s US division as EVP of Development.  In the same month the company announced their latest US commission for E! Dating No Filter which is now in production of its second series.

Both Nick Johns and Ben Crompton report directly to Head of Unscripted Sarah Tyekiff who is supported by Creative Director Rebecca Kenny Smith on Lime’s current slate of unscripted programming.

Tyekiff sits alongside the Scripted Team; Louise Sutton as Head of Drama and YA, Angelo Abela and Tim Compton as Head of Kids (Scripted) and Bryan Kirkwood, Head of Continuing Drama, all of whom report into Lime’s Joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser.

Johns is best known for his creative lead developing and securing commissions on Dancing on Ice for ITV Studios, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief (Whizz Kid Entertainment), Beat the Pack (BBC) and Sex Tape and And They’re Off! (STV).

Sarah Tyekiff said; “I am thrilled to have landed Nick for our UK development team at this exciting time for Lime.  We have ambitious plans for the unscripted slate both here in the UK and internationally and Nick’s wealth of development experience, creative leadership and strong network relationships provides us with the final pillar to underpin an incredibly strong creative team.”

Nick Johns said; “I’m delighted to be joining Lime during a time of such success, in the UK and internationally.  They already make some of my favourite shows so I’m really excited to get cracking on their next generation of format hits under Sarah’s determined and inspiring leadership.”

Staff Reporter

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