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Limepictures: Lime Pictures Unscripted Boss Sarah Tyekiff Exiting As 'The Only Way Is Essex' Indie Restructures

Lime Pictures Head of Unscripted Sarah Tyekiff is exiting as the Only Way is Essex indie forges a new popular factual division with All3Media stablemates Lion Television and Wise Owl Films. A Chief Creative Officer, Unscripted, will be hired to head up the division imminently. More from Deadline UK TV Ratings Bonanza: The Most-Watched Shows Of 2022 Matt Hancock 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' Controversy Features Heavily In Ofcom 2022 Complaints Roundup Matt Hancock Finishes Third In 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' After Dividing The Nation For Three Weeks, As Finale Watched By Peak Of 11.3M After five years overseeing the likes of TOWIE, Geordie Shore , Netflix format Dance Monsters and ABC's Who Do You Believe? , Tyekiff is leaving to launch her own production outfit. The former ITV Studios exec's past credits include I'm a C elebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and Love Island. Lime Creative Director, Unscripted, Rebecca Kenny-Smith, whose past credits include Maste r Chef and The Island, has been promoted to Director of Programing, Unscripted for the new division. Lime Co-CEOs Kate Little and Claire Poyser wished Tyekiff "every success as she leaves Lime to fulfil a longheld ambition," while Tyekiff said she has been on a "fantastic journey over the last five years having developed and produced some amazing shows across the UK and U.S." Little and Poyser described the restructure as the "next stage of growth across our current programs and a consolidated, dynamic focus on our development pipeline," adding: "It enables the company to draw on the depth and breadth of experience and reputation across our labels as we look to create the next generation of globally relevant formats." Lion exits and promotions As part of the restructure, Horrible Histories and Sexy Beasts producer Lion TV , which had its back office subsumed by Lime in 2019, will focus solely on specialist, premium factual and kids TV. Creative Director Emma Morgan, who joined Lion in 2019, is departing next month, with Lion Chief Creative Officer Richard Bradley praising her "creativity, knowledge of the industry and wisdom." Jonathan Meenagh, who joined in late 2021 to help with a formats push Stateside, is also exiting alongside Executive Producer Anna Abenson. Lion's Tom Watt-Smith, who was hired at the same time as Morgan, has been promoted to Creative Director, Specialist and Premium Factual, and he forecasted a "bumper year" for the indie with feature docs with Netflix, the BBC and Channel 4 to come. Homes under the Ham mer producer Lion Scotland remains in operation and Leeds-based Wise Owl Films is continues alongside youth-skewing label Hoot. Wise Owl Founder Mark Robinson will report into the division's Chief Creative Officer, Unscripted when they are appointed. Finally, Hansen Jacobson partner Nick Dashman has joined as Director, Business and Legal Affairs for Lion, Lime and Wise Owl. Best of Deadline 2022-23 Awards Season Calendar - Dates For The Oscars, Golden Globes, Guilds & More TV Cancellations Photo Gallery: Series Ending In 2023 & Beyond Hollywood & Media Deaths In 2023: Photo Gallery & Obituaries Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter . For the latest news, follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram . Click here to read the full article.

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