Crompton heads to US as Lime Pictures EVP of Development

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Ben Crompton

Liverpool-headquartered Lime Pictures has announced that Head of Unscripted Development Ben Crompton is to join its US division as EVP of Development.

Crompton has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK for the last three years but will now be based in Los Angeles. He will continue to report into Lime’s Head of Unscripted Programming, London-based Sarah Tyekiff.

She said: “We are in a very exciting time of change and growth here at Lime and I’m thrilled that Ben will be leading our non-scripted drive in the US.

“He has been paramount in building the unscripted development slate across all genres both in the UK and the US over the past three years and his move allows us to have a strong connection between the London and LA teams capitalising on our development on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Crompton added: “This is a very exciting time for Lime Pictures both in the UK and the US.  Relocating to LA is not only a great opportunity for me personally but will ensure Lime’s development drive is truly aligned, while giving us the opportunity to further build on our relationships with the US networks, and continue the momentum we’ve built in London.”

or to joining Lime Pictures in 2014, Crompton was Head of Development for Eyeworks, and had senior development roles at ITV and Spun Gold.

Lime Pictures is a part of All3Media America in the US and Compton will work closely with All3Media America CEO Tim Pastore.  Ben Riley will continue in his role as Head of Entertainment Formats based in the UK, also reporting directly into Tyekiff.

Lime is the UK’s fifth largest production company and prides itself on producing “genre-busting long-running series for youth audiences globally”, including the Emmy award-winning Singles Project for Bravo and the forthcoming Dating No Filter for E!