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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 32nd exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • Aim High
    10 page special report on production at the high end. We take a look at what’s new in colour management, pre visualisation, aerial filming, full frame shooting, the role of the DIT, working with Dolby Atmos, choosing the right codec, booking studios and
  • Drama: Genre Report
    As the streaming revolution gathers pace, with Apple TV+ and Disney+ now entering the SVOD fray, Tim Dams reports on the drama strategies of traditional broadcasters in an increasingly competitive market
  • Live Sport: Technology
    Live sports and events coverage, always on the cutting edge of innovation, is being transformed by new technology from remote production to 5G and immersive sound. Michael Burns reports
  • The Art of the Grade
    The grade provides a consistent ‘look’ to a drama, but a great grade can enhance mood, focus and narrative flow. Jon Creamer asks the experts behind Paddington, Ad Astra, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fleabag and more how it’s done
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Production 100 2012 Back to Reports & survey Listing

The top of the Production 100 rankings may look very similar to last year, with All3Media in pole position for the fifth time, but there’s been plenty of movement among medium to small sized indies (see list below). Many have had a very good year indeed.
Drama and comedy indies have done well, reflecting an upturn in commissioning by broadcasters in these genres. Baby Cow, for example, has almost doubled its turnover, while Sherlock producer Hartswood Films has trebled its revenues. Big Talk and Red have also posted solid gains on the year. Higher up the list, NBC Universal (owner of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films), Hat Trick, Left Bank and Impossible have also seen impressive rises in turnover.

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding producer Firecracker is clearly riding a wave with revenues up from £8.9m to £13.4m year on year. Other factual indies to do well include Raw TV, Jamie Oliver’s indie Fresh One, Love Productions, Betty, Keo Films, Blast Films and Minnow Films.

Fallers this year include the Ten Alps group, where turnover has halved to £9.5m, and Endemol where turnover has fallen by over £50m to £187m. Absent from 2012’s list is last year’s fourth biggest company Hit Entertainment, which was swallowed by US toy firm Mattel last October.

The highest new entrant this year is Call The Midwife producer Neal Street Productions. Fellow drama producers Warp Films and Ruby Films, who have diversified into TV from film production, are also new entrants. 24 Hours in A&E producer The Garden makes its first entry this year at number 50, less than two years since launching. Other new names to the Production 100 this year include Wide-Eyed Entertainment, Bigger Pictures, Rise, ClearStory and Airborne.

1 All3Media
2 Shine Group
3 Endemol
4 Zodiak UK
5 IMG Sport
6 Fremantle
7 Shed Media
8 Tinopolis
9 Avalon
10 NBC Universal
11 Left Bank
12 Twofour
13 Hat Trick
14 DCD media
15 Boom
16 Argonon
17 Impossible
18 Raw TV
19 Sony
20 Nutopia
21 Neal Street
22 Pulse Films
23 Aardman
24 Rondo
25 Firecracker
26 Fresh One
27 Red
28= Big Talk
28= Parthenon
30 Zig Zag
31 So Television
32 Mammoth Screen
33 Input Media
34 CPL
35 Baby Cow
36 Atlantic
37 Love Productions
38 Off the Fence
39 Ten Alps
40 Hartswood
41 Betty
42 Spun Gold
43 Ruby Films
44 Somethin’ Else
45 Keo Films
46 Wag TV
47 Windfall
48 Icon
49 Oxford Film & TV
50 The Garden
51 Blast Films
53 Electric Sky
54 Outline
55= Blink
56 True North
57 Splash
58= Blue Zoo
58= Tern TV
60 DLT
61 Wide Eyed
62 Telesgop
63 Green Inc
64 Sixteen South
65 Thumbs Up
66 Kindle
67 Rival
68 3DD
69 Magnum Media
70 Walsh Bros.
71 Pacific
72 Reef
73 Quicksilver
74 Pilot
75 Wild Pictures
76 Matchlight
77 Attaboy
78=First Look
78= Minnow
80= Testimony
80= True Vision
82 Airborne
83 Illuminations
84 Warp
85 CTVC Ltd
86= Back2Back
86= Fulcrum
88 Bigger pictures
89 HCA Entertainment
90 Lambent
91 Seventh Art
92 Modern TV
93 Hardcash
94 Coolabi
95 Skyworks
96 Rise
97 Red Planet
98 ClearStory Ltd
99 Lupus
100 Bungalow Town

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