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Exclusive: All3Media America expands senior team

All3Media America, the U.S. production division of global superindie All3Media, has bolstered its senior ranks with the hiring of two executives for the company’s Los Angeles office. Joining the company are ...
March 11, 2019

All3Media America, the U.S. production division of global superindie All3Media, has bolstered its senior ranks with the hiring of two executives for the company’s Los Angeles office.

Joining the company are Emmy Award-winning producer Rebekah Fry (pictured, left) as SVP of current programming, and Ben Crompton (right) will spearhead the U.S. division of the Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning production company Lime Pictures as EVP of development.

In her role, Fry will be responsible for managing the creative execution of the programming slate for all of All3Media America’s West Coast companies. She reports into CEO Tim Pastore, the former National Geographic executive who joined All3Media America in September 2018.

Fry most recently served as co-executive producer of A&E’s docuseries Many Sides of Jane and of CBS’s Celebrity Undercover Boss. Further production credits include CBS’s Undercover Boss and Big Brother; Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and The Dr. Oz Show; CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor; FYI’s Homegrown Makeover; and Facebook Watch’s digital dating series RelationShipped.

Crompton, meanwhile. will now be based in Los Angeles with responsibility for the American arm of Emmy-winning production outfit Lime Pictures, reporting to Sarah Tyekiff, head of unscripted programming, and working closely alongside Pastore.

Crompton has previously overseen U.S. development for Lime from his post in the UK for the past three years, and was elevated to VP of development in January. With the new title, he will continue to create entertainment and factual series for younger-skewing audiences.

He most recently co-executive produced Lime’s U.S. entertainment offering, E!’s Dating No Filter, and co-developed Bravo’s Relative Success with Tabatha Coffey. In the UK, Crompton developed MTV’s True Love or True Lies and E4′s primetime dating series Celebs Go Dating.

Prior to joining Lime Pictures in 2014, Crompton was head of development for Eyeworks, and held senior development roles at ITV and Spun Gold.

The appointments mark Pastore’s first hires of his tenure as CEO of All3Media America.

“Rebekah and Ben’s experience and success across the industry is perfectly aligned with the company’s breadth of programming initiatives, and adding them to the Los Angeles team strengthens the group at a time where we are seeing rapid growth,” said Pastore in a statement. “Being a home to the very best talent is at the heart of the All3A strategy and the foundation of future business.”

The London-headquartered producer-distributor is experiencing a period of rapid growth, launching three new series last month: E!’s Dating No Filter from Lime Pictures, Fox’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back from Studio Ramsay, and Fuse’s That White People Shit from Woodman Park Productions. The Main Event Media-produced United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, meanwhile, recently won its second consecutive Emmy Award for outstanding unstructured reality program.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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