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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 2012 Back to Reports & survey Listing

41 Betty
ceo Liz Warner creative director Walter Iuzzolino head of production Isobel Nicholson 
head of operations Sophy Walker
turnover £9m staff 25 hrs 55
key shows Food Hospital (C4) Fabulous Baker Boys (C4) Food Inspectors (BBC1)

42 Spun Gold TV
md Nick Bullen director of finance Simon Gray
dir of features and formats Gill Wilson
turnover £8.7m profit £377k staff 5
commissions 11 hrs 150
key shows All the Queen’s Horses: The Jubilee Pageant (NBC) The Secret Life of Crocodiles (BBC2)
Jennifer Saunders: Back In The Saddle (ITV1)

43 Ruby Films
mds Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits
head of production Faye Ward
head of television Helen Gregory
turnover £8.4m staff 4
commissions 2 hrs 7.5
key shows Dancing on the Edge (BBC)
Double Lesson (C4)

44 Somethin’ Else
ceo Jez Nelson
md Steve Ackerman
chief creative officer Paul Bennun
turnover £8.2m profit £490k staff 65
commissions 53 hrs 4000+
key shows The Ronnie Wood Show (Sky Arts)
Latitude Festival (Sky Arts)

45 Keo Films
md Debbie Manners
creative director Andrew Palmer
director Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
turnover £7.9m staff 40
commissions 12 hrs 54
key shows River Cottage Veg Everyday (C4) Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die (BBC2) Living With The Amish (C4)

46 Wag TV
md Martin Durkin 
head of production Steven Green turnover £7.75m profit £920k staff 15 commissions 9 hrs 45
key shows The Sex Researchers (C4) Ancient X Files (Nat Geo) Factory Lines (Discovery)

47 Windfall Films
chairman David Dugan
company directors Ian Duncan, Oliver Morse, 
Carlo Massarella, Kristina Obradovic
turnover £7.05m staff 22 commissions 12 hrs 55
key shows Alex - A Life Fast Forward (BBC3)
Foxes Live (C4) Animal Super Powers with Patrick Stewart (Nat Geo)

48 Icon Films
creative director Harry Marshall 
md Laura Marshall
director of production Andie Clare
turnover £6.5m staff 70 commissions 8 hrs 30
key shows River Monsters (Animal Planet US) Sandhurst (BBC) Wild India (Nat Geo)   

49 Oxford Film & TV
creative director Nick Kent 
head of drama Mark Bentley head of documentaries Patrick Forbes head of production Annie Lee
turnover £6.3m profit £300k staff 18
commissions 13 hrs 34
key shows Simon Schama’s Shakespeare (BBC) Wikileaks - Secrets and Lies (C4) The Private Lives of Medieval Kings (BBC)

Oxford Film & TV has a strong reputation and track record in quality arts, history and documentary television. Recent examples include Imagine: Dancing with Titian and Simon Schama’s Shakespeare. Head of drama Mark Bentley says business has been good over the last 12 months.

50 The Garden
ceos Nick Curwin, Magnus Temple 
creative director Jonathan Smith md Scarlett Ewens
turnover £6m staff 15 commissions 15 hrs 62
key shows 24 Hours in A&E (C4)

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