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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 31st exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • The Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual’s exclusive Commercial 30 survey, reporting on a year of highs and lows for commercials producers.
  • The Drama Genre Report
    With competition from streamers intensifying, UK broadcasters are exploring new drama strategies. Tim Dams reports
  • Primary Colours
    Five leading movie colourists tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they use to grade movies like The Danish Girl, Peterloo and Baby Driver
  • Up, up and away!
    Thanks to advances in camera technology, the possibilities of aerial filming are greater than ever before. Pippa Considine reports on some of the year’s standout aerial projects
  • OB: Which Way Now
    The OB industry is embracing major change as it adapts to the worlds of UHD, HDR and IP. Michael Burns reports
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Commercials 30 2012 Back to Reports & survey Listing

199 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8JP t 020 7439 7966
Ceo th1ng Dominic Buttimore EP th2ng Hannah Cooper EP Film Club Sue Loughlin EP Flux Chris Mansson credits Ultimate Performance Man and Machine by Yannakis Jones for WCRS/BMW; Bike by Vida Vega for Publicis/Tempo

“International and other forms of media production is key now,” says Th1ng which soon has NYC and Stockholm offices opening. “We are very keen on vertical integration in the company and having director control and input across TV, online, print, app etc.”

60-66 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TA
t 020 7292 9600
Mds/partners Amanda Martin, Nick Crabb
credits Pocket Money Lad by Becky Martin for BBH/Barclays; Documentaries on 4 Sponsorship Idents by James Caddick for W+K/Honda

Despite director Becky Martin’s second year in the APA collection and Oscar and Bafta nods for Wim Wenders, 2AM says the year’s been “very challenging with a notable decline in production budgets.”

biscuit filmworks uk
28 Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NP
t 020 7240 9955
Md Shawn Lacy Exec producer Orlando Wood  
Director Noam Murro  
credits Axe/Lynx Wire Campaign by Tim Godsall for BBH/Axe/Lynx; Story and Fridge by Jeff Low for Karmarama/Pilgrim’s Choice

Winning two silver Lions at Cannes when the combined US/UK company was third most awarded “was great because after only being open for one year, we got to feel like we contributed to the overall success of Biscuit.”

Tomboy films
Studio 120, Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London W10 5JJ t 020 8962 3456
Mds/producers Barnaby Spurrier and Glynis Murray credits New Dawn by Dominic Brigstocke for WCRS/Churchill; Golden Lights by Sandra Goldbacher for RKCR/Ferrero Rocher

Tomboy says business has been “pretty buoyant due to the big increase in digital media.” And that it’s digital media and branded content that are the big opportunities for Tomboy. It points to highlights like being one of the official documentary companies for Locog and also to its British Airways funded short film, Boy being played at the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

114 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6PA
t 020 7908 6060
Md Rob Godbold Producer Dave Knox
credits Furry Hero by Mike Long for Adam & Eve/Halifax; Get Richard by Justin Anderson for 
Richard Nicoll

“Busy, but as ever extremely competitive,” says Epoch of the past year. The company sees its opportunities lying in “continuing to expand its fashion film and music promo output” with Justin Anderson’s Agent Provocateur going on to get 1m internet hits recently.

studio aka
30 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RH t 020 7434 3581
Md/Partner Sue Goffe Partner/creative director Philip Hunt Partner/senior director Marc Craste
credits The Meth Project by Kristian Andrews/Grant Orchard/Dave Prosser/Steve Small for Organic Inc/The Meth Project; Lloyds Vantage by Marc Craste for RKCR/Y&R/Lloyds TSB

Winning a BAFTA and getting an Oscar nomination for Grant Orchard’s short film A Morning Stroll was a big highlight for Studio AKA this year. And with an unpredictable ad market, it says it’s concentrating even more of its efforts on creating its own IP.

bare films
8 Tottenham Mews, London W1T 4AE t 020 7758 4170
Mds Clare Timms, Helen Hadfield
credits Rain by Joanna Bailey for Leo Burnett/Rice Krispies; It Doesn’t Count by Adam Gunser for 

Bare Films says there has been “increased pressure to deliver more for the budget” this year and that some agencies have been “creatively risk adverse” but there have still been “some gems surfacing somewhat against the odds.”

another film co
12 Percy Street, London. W1T 1DW t 020 7307 7750
Partner/exec producer Tim Marshall 
Md Nicky Flemming
credits Natwest by Steve Reeves for M&C Saatchi/RBS; Sainsburys by Martha Delap for AMV BBDO/Sainsburys

The business climate this year has been “tough” says Another Film Co but a big highlight was “Steve Reeves’ Visit Britain commercial. Shot in mid winter to look like summer!”

great guns
43/45 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LR
t 020 7692 4444
Founder Laura Gregory Exec producer Jeremy McWilliams Exec producer Sheridan Thomas
credits RED by Shearer for BBDO/HP; Monsters by Mikko for Euro RSCG Helsinki/Fragile Childhood

“The year started strongly and has been consistently growing,” says Great Guns. “Business is becoming increasingly global. The big news for us in 2012 was the launch of the new Great Guns USA operation as a 100% GG’s owned entity”

17-18 Margaret Street, London W1W 8RP
t 020 3145 0960
Md/executive producer Kate Golding 
Executive producer Phil Barnes 
credits Foundry by David Hartley for Foxkalomaski/Fisherman’s Friend; Flipstick by Micheal Bernard for Atelier Leo Burnetts/Max Factor

Believe says the past year has been “most unpredictable. The beginning of the year was incredibly busy followed by a quiet summer, due mostly to the Olympics. The autumn has been very active so far. Budgets are increasingly random and appear to have little or no relevance to the creative.” And the company’s just launched I-Believe, a digital and interactive division.

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