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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

51 Blast! Films
director Edmund Coulthard head of production Claire Bosworth head of factual Alistair Pegg
turnover £5.8m key shows The Tube (C4) Coppers (C4) 
Damian Hirst: The First Look (C4)

52 Electric Sky
md David Pounds exec producer Andy Webb head of development Holly Bigsby
turnover £5.6m staff 10 commissions 7 hrs 35
key shows Wildebeest Migration (Sky1) First Love (Sky Arts) Fat Surgeons (UKTV)

53 Outline Productions
md Laura Mansfield
creative director Helen Veale 
head of features and factual Bridget Bosely
staff 12 turnover £5.25m
commissions 8 hrs 41
key shows Go Greek For A Week (C4) Emergency with Angela Griffin (Sky 1) The Great British Food Revival (BBC2)

54 = Blink Entertainment
company directors Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw director of production and commercial affairs 
Sarah Sapper
turnover £5.2m staff 10
commissions 10 hrs 41
key shows Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (C4) Driving Wars (Dave) Meet the Sloths (Animal Planet)

54 = Touch Productions / Can
chief executive Malcolm Brinkworth
turnover £5.2m staff 26
commissions 8 hrs 12
key shows I, Human (3net) What’s America Worth? (Discovery) Pamper Parlour Mums (Sky Living)

56 True North Productions
creative directors Jess Fowle, 
Andrew Sheldon, Glyn Middleton
turnover £4.6m profit £340k staff 13
commissions 25 hrs 150
key shows Dick ‘n’ Dom Go Wild (CBBC)
Bloody Tales of the Tower (Nat Geo)
Storm Chaser - The Butterfly & The Tornado (BBC3)

57 Splash Media
joint mds Jane Lush, Fernia Vardanis finance and commercial director Clare Nicholls
head of production Kate Gibbard
turnover £4.4 staff 10 commissions 7 hrs 82
key shows Cleverdicks (Sky Atlantic) Desperate Scousewives (E4) Flash Prank (MTV)

58 = Blue-Zoo
head of production Adam Shaw
head of development Oli Hyatt
head of services Tom Box fd Dan Isman
turnover £4m profit £450k staff 14
commissions 5 hrs 30
key shows Tree Fu Tom (CBBC) Olive The Ostrich (Nick Jr) Alphablocks (BBC)

58= Tern TV
mds David Strachan, Gwyneth Hardy
creative director Harry Bell
turnover £4m staff 15 commissions 13 hrs 61
key shows Beechgrove Garden (BBC Scotland)
Bridges That Built London (BBC4)
Britain at Risk (BBC2)

60 DLT Entertainment
president Don Taffner Jr.
head of comedy and drama John Bartlett development exec Rohan Acharya
turnover £3.9m profit £110k staff 10
commissions 1 hrs 5.5 key shows My Family (BBC)
It’s been a watershed year for DLT Entertainment. Its long running sitcom My Family was cancelled last year by BBC1 controller Danny Cohen, and the final and eleventh series starring Zoe Wannamaker and Robert Lindsay aired this year. Chief operating officer Jeff Cotugno says DLT has been “increasing our staff and broadening our development reach” in the past year. New hires include former ITV comedy exec Michaela Hennessy-Vass.

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