BAFTA and RTS award-winning producer Louise Sutton is joining Lime Pictures as Executive Producer of Scripted content. Her appointment marks a return to Lime for Louise, where she began her career over 15 years ago working on Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks.
Louise most recently produced two critically-acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror for Netflix: USS Callister, starring Cristin Milioti, Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel and directed by Toby Haynes; and Metalhead, starring Maxine Peake, directed by David Slade.
After 5 years on Coronation Street, including as Assistant Producer during its landmark 50th anniversary year, Louise was the first Series Producer of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, which won a BAFTA, an RTS Award and a Writers’ Guild award. She went on to produce series ranging from Midsomer Murders, Home Fires and Jekyll & Hyde for ITV to BBC1’s Death in Paradise.
Having just delivered Butterfly (Red Productions/ITV), Tony Marchant’s story of one family struggling to cope with their trans child and prejudices against them, Louise joins Lime in July and will be based in Liverpool and London.
Louise will report directly into joint managing directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser, developing her own portfolio and working across the company’s current drama slate.
Of joining Lime, Louise says: “I am thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at Lime Pictures at a time when the company is going from strength to strength. Having worked around the world, I am delighted to be coming home, to work with the very best talent in the North West and beyond.”
Joint Managing Director Kate Little says: “As we grow the scripted slate globally, we’re thrilled to be working with Lou, whose first-class experience in developing premium drama for all audiences speaks for itself.”
Claire Poyser, Joint Managing Director adds: “Louise’s award-winning track record in programme-making is matched by her commitment to bringing the boldest stories to the screen, working with established writers and nurturing new writers. We’re delighted to be able to harness her energy and vision.”
Rachel Hardy, Head of Press and Multi-Platform Content
About Lime Pictures:
Lime Pictures is the home of the UK's most talked about television – from cutting-edge formats to multi award winning, long-running drama. Lime is at the forefront of today's popular culture – both as a content creator and the producer of TV shows that stand the test of time. From the very first steps in development through to delivery, Lime produces the very best in UK TV programming along with the very latest in digital content, allied social media and ground breaking commercial partnerships.
Lime’s most recent TV credits include;
Hollyoaks (C4) – multi award-winning, single camera daily family drama, now in its 23rd year.
Free Rein (Netflix) the double Emmy award-winning drama series, filmed in the UK for a global audience (192 countries), series 2 launching summer 2018.
The Only Way is Essex (ITV) – genre busting real-time reality drama entertainment series, currently in pre-production of its 23rd season. Winner of the BAFTA Audience Award.
Geordie Shore (MTV) – a ratings hit, reality entertainment series, season 17 currently on air.
Celebs Go Dating (E4) entertainment dating series, season 5 in pre-production following its most successful series ever.
The Lovers and the Liars (MTV) Season 1 currently in production
Previous Credits include;
Educating Joey Essex (ITV2), My Psychic Life (C4), Too Posh to Parent (C4), Elliott Wright: Playa in Marbella and Elliott and Sadie: the Wedding (ITVBe). In the US, Emmy-Award winning Singles Project and Work Out New York (Bravo US) and most recently for Bravo US, Relative Success with Tabatha Coffey. For children, Lime has produced the following dramas: Evermoor and The Evermoor Chronicles (The Disney Channel), Rocket’s Island (CBBC) and House of Anubis (Nickelodeon). .
Lime Pictures is an All3Media company.