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June 2018

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  • Live and direct
    From concerts to cup finals and ceremonial occasions, live events are increasingly important to broadcasters. Tim Dams reports
  • Cutting comments
    In advance of EditFest London 2018, four editors from the worlds of live action and animation who’ve shaped films from Top Gun to Wonderwoman 
to Sweeney Todd, tell Jon Creamer what it takes to create the perfect cut
  • All the World's a stage
    …And nowhere more than the UK, where studios are coping with an unprecedented demand for studio space from TV and film productions. Pippa Considine reports
  • Let's get high
    From the shoot to final delivery, Michael Burns discovers the best route to HDR
  • Tools of the trade
    Televisual’s annual Production Technology Survey reveals the kit that producers are using to make their content – and what they think of it. Jon Creamer reports
  • Get some focus
    Major changes in the camera market have 
made lens choice more important than 
ever. Phil Rhodes runs through some of 
the best options for programme makers
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  • The art of the edit
    In advance of EditFest London 2018, four editors from the worlds of live action and animation tell Jon Creamer what it takes to create the perfect cut
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Production 100 2011 Back to Reports & survey Listing

61 Thumbs Up Productions md Marty Redman head of development TJ Sherbrooke head of production George Wong staff 6 turnover £3m commissions 3 hrs 30 hrs tx’d 30 key shows Britain’s Next Top Model (Living) School Mum Makeover (Bio) My Big Fat Operation (Bio)

62 Walsh Bros. md John Walsh producer David Walsh staff 7 turnover £2.98m profit £1.7m commissions 6 hrs 23 hrs tx’d 11 key shows ToryBoy (indie doc. feature) Toy Soldiers (BBC) Sofa Surfers (BBC)

63 Coolabi ceo Jeremy Banks director of content Michael Dee head of development and production Zoe Scurfield turnover £2.9m key shows Poppy Cat (Nick Jr), Dead Gorgeous (CBBC/ABC)

64 Hartswood Films exec producer Beryl Vertue producers Sue Vertue, Elaine Cameron general manager Debbie Vertue staff 7 turnover £2.8m commissions 2 hrs 5.5 hrs tx’d 4.5 key shows Sherlock (BBC1)

65 CicadaBellwether

md Malcolm Neaum head of production Christian Holland staff 6 turnover £2.6m commissions 5 hrs 15.5 key shows Cats From the Clouds (Nat Geo) Immortal Pets (TLC) Great Animal Breakout (Animal Planet)

66 Pacific md Rachel Purnell creative director Olivia Ball head of production Carl Green staff 6 turnover £2.55m commissions 3 hrs 20 hrs tx’d 10 key shows Nigella Kitchen (BBC) Baking Made Easy (BBC) Barefoot Contessa (Food Network USA)

67 Blast! Films company director Edmund Coulthard head of production Claire Bosworth head of factual Alistair Pegg staff 10 turnover £2.5m commissions 15 hrs 32 hrs tx’d 10 key shows Coppers (C4) On the Streets (BBC4) Lennon Naked (BBC4)

68 Quicksilver Media md Eamonn Matthews editor Unreported World George Waldrum head of prod Natalie Triebwasser staff 5 turnover £2.4m commissions 9 hrs 17.5 hrs tx’d 14 key shows The Battle for Haiti (C4), Secret Iraq (BBC2), Unreported World (C4)

69 Blue-zoo head of production Adam Shaw head of development Oli Hyatt head of technology Tom Box staff 12 turnover £2.3m profit £475k commissions 3 hrs 14 key shows Kerwhizz (BBC) Get Squiggling (BBC) Alphablocks (BBC)

70 Kindle

www.kindleentertainment director Anne Brogan director Melanie Stokes staff 5 turnover £2.25m profit £149k commissions 81 hrs 23.5 hrs tx’d 15 key shows Leonardo (BBC) Harry Potter: Behind the Magic (ITV) Some Dogs Bite (BBC) Kindle was the Bafta Kids Production Company of the year in 2010, and is co-producing Sky’s highly antipated drama Treasure Island starring Eddie Izzard. Other highlights of the past year for the company run by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes include the 13-part kids drama Leonardo and 52 part commission Dinopaws. Despite these achievements, Kindle says the business climate has “never been tougher. Licence fees are being squeezed and the work of securing funding from other sources becomes increasingly onerous.” Some 84% of Kindle’s revenues come from TV production, with 7% from rights and 9% from new media. Other commissions this year include a third series of CBeebies’ Big & Small.

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