Lime Pictures Establishes Kids’ Division


Lime Pictures has created a kids’ division, to be led by Angelo Abela and Tim Compton.

Abela joined Lime as series director and showrunner of Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis. Prior to this, he directed My Parents are Aliens. Compton developed Lime’s The Well and was story producer and core writer on House of Anubis. He piloted Rocket’s Island for CBBC and co-created and produced Evermoor for Disney EMEA. Together, they have co-produced the third season of Free Rein for Netflix.

Abela and Compton report to joint MD’s Kate Little and Claire Poyser.

Little and Poyser commented: “Lime has a world-leading reputation for creating and producing compelling live-action content for the most discerning audience: younger viewers. There is an insatiable appetite everywhere for great storytelling which is the backbone of Lime’s portfolio, from Free Rein (Netflix), The Evermoor Chronicles (Disney), House of Anubis (Nickelodeon) to Rocket’s Island (CBBC). As we build our slate further, now is the perfect time to create a separate division led by our kids’ maestros Angelo and Tim. We are hugely excited at the prospect of working with the very best writers and production talent to tell more stories that capture the imagination of all viewers, both the young—and the young at heart”

Abela and Compton added: “There has never been so much opportunity for kids’ programming across so many platforms. We want our programs to continue to broaden the scope of their world and make them feel, laugh and think.”