A television executive with more than 25 years’ experience, Nic McNeilis is currently talent executive at Lime Pictures, managing the recruitment of senior off-screen talent for all of the company’s unscripted programming.
Before joining Lime in 2020, she held positions as a showrunner and executive producer, working across various primetime programming, as well as holding senior positions at ITV Studios, as entertainment creative director, and Viacom Studios UK, as head of entertainment and reality.
Nic is passionate about opening up opportunities to underrepresented groups and mentoring both new and emerging talent. Like many in the business, Nic herself started out as a runner, working at Yorkshire Television on such legendary shows as Bruce Forsyth’s Price is Right. She worked her way up the ranks to develop, launch and run series for all the major UK broadcasters, including the celebrity charity football event Soccer Aid (2010) for ITV; Channel 4’s live quiz show Million Pound Drop (2010); E4’s reality dating series Celebs Go Dating (2021); and BBC1’s Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (2003).