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December 2017

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  • The Televisual Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual's exclusive annual report, the Commercials 30, and finds that while budgets are down and production companies are under threat from agency in-house units, commercials producers are finding new horizons beyond ads too.
  • Commercials 30: Best in Show
    Commercials producers also get to vote for their favourite directors, stand out ads and top rated agencies along with their favourite post houses, editors and vfx ops. We reveal the results
  • Commercials 30: The Top 30
    Televisual reveals the Commercials 30 itself, the 30 top rated commercials production companies in the UK
  • Music in Motion
    So what’s next for the music behind the commercials? Will it be another year in the ascendant for London Grime perhaps? Portugese house? Afro beats or the Angolan kuduro sound?
  • Televisual Factual Festival report
    Last month saw Televisual's annual Factual Festival return to Bafta. How to stand out in a world of ever increasing viewer choice was the big theme this time. Tim Dams reports
  • Alison Kirkham in interview
    At the Televisual Factual Festival, the BBC's controller of factual Alison Kirkham outlined the shows the corporation is looking for in the year ahead
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  • 2017: the year in review
    Two very different stories – the rise of SVOD players and the Harvey Weinstein abuse allegations – defined TV’s year. Tim Dams reports
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Production 100 2011 Back to Reports & survey Listing

51 DLT Entertainment president Don Taffner Jr. head of comedy and drama John Bartlett development exec Rohan Acharya staff 6 turnover £4.15m profit £200k commissions 1 hrs 5.5 hrs tx’d 4.5 key shows My Family (BBC)

52 ETV ceo Mark Cullen md Mark Murphy staff 75 turnover £4.1m profit £48k commissions 4 hrs 3000 hrs tx’d 1880 key shows Pimp my Ride International (MTV Int.) Push (FIVE) Gala TV (Sky 861)

53 = Blink Entertainment company directors Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw head of production Sarah Sapper staff 6 turnover £4m commissions 12 hrs 34 hrs tx’d 32 key shows Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (BBC2) Miliband of Brothers (More4) The True Story (C5)

53 = Bwark director Iain Morris director Damon Beesley head of production Leo Martin staff 4 turnover £4m profit £1.68m commissions 2 hrs 4.5 hrs tx’d 4.5 key shows The Inbetweeners (E4)

53 = Sixteen South creative director Colin Williams development producer Chris Baugh production co-ordinator Julie Gardener staff 6 turnover £4m profit £900k commissions 4 hrs 29 hrs tx’d 16.8 key shows Sesame Tree (CBBC) Big City Park (CBBC) Big & Small (CBBC)

53 = Tern TV md David Strachan md Gwyneth Hardy creative director Harry Bell staff 37 turnover £4m commissions 12 hrs 54 hrs tx’d 54 key shows Wildlife Patrol (ITV) Beauty of Books (BBC4) Towns (BBC2)

57 Gogglebox Entertainment mds Matt Steiner, Adam Wood staff 6 turnover £3.6m commissions 5 hrs 34.5 hrs tx’d 10 key shows Impossible (C5) Plain Jane (MTV) Stand Out from the Crowd (various international)

58 Green Inc md Stephen Stewart creative director Chris Jones head of production Helen Murray staff 12 turnover £3.5m commissions 233 hrs 252 key shows Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1) Many Faces of June Whitfield (BBC2) Four Live & The Daily Show (RTE)

59 Rival Media mds Howard Myers, Steve Wynne staff 8 turnover £3.37m profit £200k commissions 5 hrs 40 hrs tx’d 20 key shows Rooftop Rainforest (Sky 1 HD) Power Struggle (Jazeera) Mission Beach USA (RTE)
Rival has weathered the downturn in the UK market through “a good mix of UK and international production and sales,” says md Howard Myers. He reckons the past year has been the indie’s best ever with new commissions from Discovery/TLC, Disney and Sky. A new entrant to the Production 100, Rival was set up in 2007 by Myers and Steve Wynne, the former international production heads of Buena Vista and Warner Bros respectively.

60 Teledu Telesgop cyf md Elin Rhys director of programming Richard Rees director of operations Dyfrig Davies staff 35 turnover £3.315m profit £215k commissions 13 hrs 58.5 hrs tx’d 58 key shows Heath vs. Wilson the 10 year Duel (BBC4) Ffermio (S4C) Royal Welsh Show (BBC Wales)

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