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  • The Production 100
    Tim Dams introduces Televisual’s exclusive Production 100 survey of the indie television sector, now in its 26th year, and finds the rise of the streamers is creating opportunity –but also plenty of anxiety. The report includes the top 100 indies, the
  • The Genre report: Factual TV
    Demand for factual is growing as channels fight ever harder for audiences. Televisual Factual Festival producer Pippa Considine reports
  • All the Fun of the Fair
    ITV and Amazon’s new Vanity Fair adaptation demanded a period drama with a modern sensibility. But how was that balancing act achieved? Jon Creamer reports
  • The Art of the Vfx Super
    Creativity, tech know-how and a cool head are essential attributes for a vfx supervisor. Three top supers tell Jon Creamer how they help create screen magic
  • Channel 4's big move
    Three cities are still in the running for the new out-of-London Channel 4 HQ and three for the two creative hubs. The indies in those cities say the potential prize is immense. Jon Creamer reports
  • IBC preview
    IBC is a great place to check out both new launches and to get your hands on something already announced at NAB. Here’s a small taste of what’s likely to be on offer
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Production 100, 2013 Back to Reports & survey Listing

53. Off the Fence
ceo Ellen Windemuth mds Allison Bean, Bo Stehmeier head of production Karen Meehan 
turnover £10.8m staff 50
key shows Confessions of an Alien Abductee (C4), Wildest Islands (Discovery)

54. Twenty Twenty
ceo Tim Carter head of production, Hana Canter 
turnover £10.5m staff 14 hrs 35
key shows The Hoarder Next Door (C4), The Choir: Sing While You Work (BBC2), Styled To Rock (Sky Living) Bad Santas (C4)

55. Keo Films
md Debbie Manners creative director Andrew Palmer finance director Simon Huntley
turnover £9.8m profit £300k staff 39 hrs 46
key shows Skint (C4), Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup Of Tea (BBC1), Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast (C4)
Keo is widely admired in the industry, both for its culture and innovative factual programming.  Over the past year the indie has launched its River Cottage brand in Australia, and broadened its output into more features and popular factual areas, producing shows like Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup of Tea alongside hard-hitting docs for which Keo is well known, like Skint. Revenues are up from £7.9m to £9.8m this year.  “We have experienced growth in turnover and profitability against a background of budgetary pressures,” says finance director Simon Huntley. “Factual seems to be growing in popularity again, but you have to work harder than ever to win and then deliver on a commission.”

56. Windfall Films
chairman David Dugan, exec producer Carlo Massarella, head of production Birte Pedersen
turnover £9.3m staff 32 hrs 41
key shows Easter Eggs Live (C4), D-Day  As It Happens (C4)

57. Hartswood
chairman Beryl Vertue, dir of ops Debbie Vertue, producer Sue Vertue
turnover £9.2m profit £2.3m staff 8 hrs 8
key shows Sherlock (BBC1), Me And Mrs Jones (BBC1), Coma Girl (C4)

58. Somethin’ Else
ceo Jez Nelson, md Steve Ackerman, chief creative officer Paul Bennun
turnover £8.7m staff 65 hrs 20
key shows The Ronnie Wood Show (Sky Arts)

59. True North
creative directors Andrew Sheldon, Jess Fowle, Glyn Middleton md Marc Allen
turnover £8.4m staff 12 hrs 56
key shows Panorama (BBC1), Dispatches (C4), Animal Frontline (BBC1), Bloody Tales (Nat Geo) 

60. Wag TV
md Martin Durkin, head of production Steven Green
turnover £8.1m profit £992k staff 15 hrs 66
key shows How Do They Do It? (Discovery), Death Of Margaret Thatcher (C4), Nazi vs Aliens (Military Channel)

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