Lesley Douglas Back In The Lime-Light
Super indie all3media has appointed Lesley Douglas as Chief Executive of Lime Pictures, the company behind Hollyoaks and The Only Way Is Essex. Douglas, who is currently MD of Commercial Media Partnerships and Globe TV at Universal Music UK, will take up her new role in the New Year, replacing Carolyn Reynolds.
Douglas’s role within Lime Pictures, working alongside Creative Director Tony Wood, will be to build on the success of Lime Pictures’ programming and develop new outlets and commercial deals for its brands both in the UK and internationally. Reynolds, who has been Chief Executive of Lime Pictures and its predecessor Mersey Television for six years, will work on new projects for All3Media and consultant for Lime for a period of time.
Knowledge Of Youth Brands
Douglas is best known for having transformed the fortunes of Radio 2 then resigning in the wake of Russell Brand’s Sachsgate affair. Steve Morrison, all3media CEO said: “Lesley’s experience and her knowledge of youth brands makes her the perfect person to build on Lime Pictures’ successes. Lime has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful production companies with brands such as Hollyoaks, The Only Way is Essex and House of Anubis. None of this would have been possible without Carolyn Reynolds’s expert leadership over the past six years. Carolyn, Tony and all her talented team and staff have worked tirelessly to establish Lime Pictures as a world leader in youth programming.”
The outgoing Reynolds added: “I am immensely proud of everyone working at Lime Pictures because the success we’ve experienced in different genres is a reflection of their creativity and commitment. I’ll miss working with everyone but feel new energy is needed to take this Company to greater heights and I know Lesley will be instrumental in making this happen. I’m delighted my relationship with all3media is to continue.”