Nick Catliff, co-founder and chief content officer of London, Scotland and New York-based producer Lion TV, is stepping down from his post at the end of September after 24 years.
He will continue on in a consultant role for special projects at the All3Media-owned company.
Catliff (pictured) set up the prodco’s U.S. operations, Lion USA, which have produced such shows as Cash Cab (Discovery/Bravo), History Detectives (PBS), Money From Strangers (MTV) and America Revealed (PBS).
In the UK, the executive created series including Boston Law (BBC1), Kumbh Mela Live (C4) and Britain From Above (BBC).
Most recently, Catliff has been responsible for formats and programs such as We are British Jews (BBC2), Eddie Izzard Marathon Man (BBC), A Very British Airline (BBC2) and 22 Kids and Counting (Channel 5).
“I’d like to thank the wonderful people at Lion in London, Glasgow and New York who, together with Lime’s Kate Little and Claire Poyser and All3′s Jane Turton, have enabled us to grow the company from a tiny start-up into the powerhouse it is today,” Catliff said in a statement. “Above all, I want to thank my co-founder Richard Bradley who has been central to everything Lion has achieved. It’s hard to step away, but with Richard as the beating heart of this company, I know I leave it in safe hands.”
MDs for Lime and Lion, Little and Poyser, said: “We are very sorry to see Nick go; his passion and loyalty to Lion together with creating and delivering hundreds of hours of innovative and stimulating television has ensured that Lion TV has remained an indie that broadcasters trust.”
Turton, All3Media CEO, added: “I have worked with Nick since I joined All3Media and have a huge respect for him and all that he has achieved at Lion. Lion is a very classy production company, producing shows that I personally love watching and am proud to be associated with. The Lion name stands for quality – and that is a lot to do with Richard and Nick and the way that they have led the business. Thank you to Nick for everything at Lion and the very best of luck for the future.”