New CEO at Lime Pictures


LONDON: Lesley Douglas, the former controller of BBC Radio 2, has been made chief executive of the ALL3MEDIA company Lime Pictures.

Douglas, who will start her new role in 2012, is currently the managing director of commercial media partnerships and Globe TV at Universal Music UK. She will take the place of Carolyn Reynolds, who is stepping down from the position after six years, but will work on new projects for ALL3MEDIA and continue as a consultant for Lime Pictures.

In her new role, Douglas will work alongside the Tony Wood, the creative director at Lime Pictures, to develop new outlets and commercial deals for the company’s brands both in the U.K. and internationally. Universal Music UK will continue to work with Douglas in a new co-production deal between Lime and Globe television and Douglas will also consult on Universal Music’s role as official music licensee for the London Olympics. Douglas ran BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music from 2004 to 2008. She was also the BBC’s first controller of popular music across all platforms.

Steve Morrison, the chief executive of ALL3MEDIA, added: “Lesley’s experience at the helm of the U.K.’s most popular radio station and her knowledge of youth brands at Universal Music makes her the perfect person to build on Lime Pictures’ formidable successes. Lime Pictures has grown to become one of the U.K.’s most successful production companies with well-known brands such as Hollyoaks, The Only Way is Essex and House of Anubis. None of this would have been possible without Carolyn Reynolds’ 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 as is evidenced by their nomination for the Best Independent Production Company 2011. I am delighted that Lesley Douglas is on board to contribute to the continued success of Lime Pictures and ALL3MEDIA.”

David Joseph, the chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK, said, “This is an ambitious new partnership for us and I’m delighted that we will continue to benefit from Lesley’s expertise and talent when she takes up her new role.”

Reynolds commented: “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 now needed to take this company to greater heights and I know Lesley will be instrumental in making this happen. I’m delighted that my relationship with ALL3MEDIA is to continue and wish everyone at Lime a successful New Year and beyond.”