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Production 100 2012 Back to Reports & survey Listing

71 Pacific 

www.pacific.uk.com
md Rachel Purnell creative director Olivia Grove head of production Carl Green
turnover £2.87m staff 5 commissions 3 hrs 10.5
key shows Home Cooking Made Easy (BBC) Pioneer Woman (Food Network USA) Barefoot Contessa (Food Network USA)
Lifestyle and food indie Pacific says the past year has been about a “steady flow of recommissions” but “less new business opportunities.” Best known for its shows with celebrity chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Lorraine Pascale and Ina Garten, it’s recently made BBC2’s series Baking Made Easy with Lorraine Pascale and  Food Network USA’s  Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten - also seen worldwide on Food Network UK.


72 Reef Television
www.reeftv.com
md Richard Farmbrough director of production Paul Hanrahan  head of development Ann Walsh
turnover £2.83m profit £280k staff 12 commissions 5 hrs 72 key shows Dealers - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC2) Britain’s Hidden Heritage (BBC1) Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (C4)

73 Quicksilver Media
www.quicksilvermedia.tv
md Eamonn Matthews head of production Natalie Triebwasser turnover £2.7m staff 3 commissions 7 hrs 15 key shows Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown (WGBH Frontline / BBC), Secret Pakistan (BBC2), Unreported World (C4)

74 Pilot Productions
www.pilot.co.uk
md Ian Cross head of sales Eileen Pesah turnover £2.5m profit £200k staff 9 commissions 1
key shows Globe Trekker (PBS USA) Planet Food (Travel Channel Int) Bazaar (Discovery Asia)

75 Wild Pictures

www.wildpictures.co.uk
creative director Paul Hamann
head of development Emma Goddard
turnover £2.34m profit £454k staff 12
commissions 15 hrs 22
key shows Strangeways (ITV1) Death Row Dogs (BBC1) Fraud Squad (ITV1)

76 Matchlight


www.matchlight.co.uk
creative director Ross Wilson
md David Smith
staff 12 turnover £2.25m commissions 7 hrs 12
key shows Afghanistan: The Great Game (BBC2) Russell Brand: The Drugs Don’t Work (BBC3/1) She Wolves: England’s Early Queens (BBC4)

77 Attaboy TV

www.attaboytv.com
company director Andrew Shaw
producer Daniel Allum
production manager Tas Awan
turnover £2.15m staff 7
commissions 2 hrs 25
key shows Wheeler Dealer Series 8 (Discovery) Wheeler Dealer Series 9 (Discovery)
Strippers - Cars for Cash (Nat Geo)


78 = First Look
www.firstlooktv.co.uk
creative director Will Hanrahan
production manager Gill Carter
turnover £2m staff 8
commissions 3 hrs 30
key shows Norway Massacre: The Survivors Story (C5) Joanna Yeates, Murder at Christmas (Crime and Investigation)
Evil Up Close (A&E USA)

78 =Minnow Films
www.minnowfilms.co.uk
md Morgan Matthews head of production Clare Voyce turnover £2m staff 6 commissions 10 hrs 14 key shows 7/7: One Day in London (BBC2) I Took My Baby’s Life (ITV1) Fighting on the Frontline (C4)
Minnow Films has established itself as one of the UK’s most pre-eminent doc outfits, trusted by broadcasters to deliver high impact films on the most sensitive of subject matters - such as BBC2’s 7/7: One Day in London. Minnow says business is good and that it has more paid developments with different broadcasters than in previous years. Head of production Clare Voyce adds: “We would like to work on more series as the vast majority of our commissions are singles.”

80 =Testimony Films
www.testimonyfilms.com
md Steve Humphries
turnover £1.9m staff 6
commissions 12 hrs 15
key shows 9/11: The Firemen’s Story (C4)
The Grammar School: A Secret History (BBC4)
Bomber Boys Revealed (C5)

80 = True Vision


www.truevisiontv.com
chief bottlewasher Brian Woods 
chief spook wannabe Jezza Neumann
company conscience Deborah Shipley
turnover £1.9m profits £24k
staff 10 commissions 11 hrs 18
key shows Ukraine’s Forgotten Children (BBC4)Britain’s Sex Gangs (C4)
Kashmir’s Torture Trail (C4)

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