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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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Facilities 50 2011 Back to Reports & survey Listing

1 The Mill
“A successful business that retains talent and is both diverse and cohesive” (Absolute); “Continued great work across all areas” (Unit); “Successful management of growth” (MPC); “Their incredible talent for publicity keeps their brand strong” (Smoke & Mirrors); “Professional and innovative” (Envy); “Work on Doctor Who, Merlin and Demons” (Richmond Studios Productions); “For their creativity and some of our favourite ads of the year“(Air Post)

“A very solid brand proposition” (Absolute); “Fabulous work and continued excellence in their animation arena” (Unit)’ “Consistently high quality of work” (Prime Focus); “They are still the leaders in films and commercials” (Splice); “The establishment of the post industry” (Platform)

3 The Farm Group
“They make money” (Lipsync); “Great moves to LA and Manchester” (Clear Cut); “A boutique post house on a grand scale” (Splice); “Continue to be key players in UK market whilst increased profile with US base” (Films at 59); “Well run and commercially sound” (Pinewood Studios Group); “Reputation, credit list, longevity” (Sequence)

4 Framestore
“They are way ahead of the field in cutting edge vfx especially for film” (Smoke & Mirrors); “Great leadership, industry shapers” (Hogarth); “Old fashioned, trustworthy, boutique feel” (uFX); “Consistently good work” (Crow TV); “Innovative work” (Air Post); “Staff, diversity of work, culture” (Rushes); “Still at the top of their game” (Locomotion)

5 Envy
“Lovely edit suites and working environment” (Doghouse); “Continued growth in tough market” (Films at 59); “Confident, stylish” (Fitzrovia)

6= molinare
“Reputation for delivering excellence in both film and TV” (Films at 59); “Excellent recovery” (M8media); “Quietly tenacious, constant” (Fitzrovia)

6= Evolutions
“Clever technical approach to complex projects” (Prime Focus); “Good business strategy” (Doghouse)

8 Double Negative
“The only brand the US really rates” (Crow TV); “International reputation” (The Farm Group)

9= Rushes
“They invest in the Soho Shorts Film Festival” (Splice); “Always been cool” (Suite)

9= Films at 59
“Strong broadcast work” (The Mill); “Well run, friendly, loyal clients” (Envy)

9= Glassworks
“Quality of creative product” (MPC); Great people…quality output” (Time Based Arts); “Great creative work in the last 12 months” (Finish)

9= Absolute
“Diverse and growing creative work” (The Mill); “Lovely work coupled with good client services” (Unit); “High quality adverts” (Molinare); “Creative, boutique, specialist and meticulous” (Factory)

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