Youth media exec Lesley Douglas has been named CEO of ALL3MEDIA-owned Lime Pictures, Britain’s largest regional indie TV producer behind such series as Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis.
The former controller of BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music is currently MD of commercial media partnerships and Globe TV at Universal Music UK, where she has overseen the growth of its television output.
Starting in January, Douglas will develop new outlets and commercial deals for programming brands both in the UK and internationally. Lime Pictures currently produces a wide range of young adult, youth and children-oriented drama, comedy, music and reality content.
Her move has also helped usher in a new co-production deal between Lime and Universal Music UK Globe television. The music company is to become Lime’s exclusive co-production partner for all of Lime’s music-related productions. Lime in turn becomes Universal Music’s preferred partner for all its TV activities. Douglas will also continue to consult on Universal Music’s role as official music licensee for the London Olympics.
Carolyn Reynolds, who has been chief executive of Lime Pictures and its predecessor Mersey Television for the past six years, will work on new projects for All3Media and, for a period, will continue in a consultancy role for Lime Pictures.