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November 2018

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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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Production 100, 2013 Back to Reports & survey Listing

71. Blink Films
company directors Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw director of production 
Sarah Sapper
turnover £5.5m profit £413k staff 8 hrs 29 key shows What Destroyed The Hindenburg? (Discovery/C4), World’s Top Five (Discovery)

72. Tern TV
mds David Strachan, Gwyneth Hardy, creative director Harry Bell
turnover £5.4m profit £415k staff 20 hrs 49
key shows The Harbour (BBC1), The Beechgrove Garden (BBC1), Who Were The Greeks? (BBC2) 

73. Plum Pictures
creative directors Will Daws, Stuart Cabb head of production Victoria Moss
turnover £5.2m staff 9 hrs 20
key shows Inside Death Row With Trevor MacDonald (ITV), James May’s Man Lab (BBC2)

74. Electric Sky
md David Pounds exec producer Andy Webb head of development Holly Bigsby
turnover £5.1m staff 10
key shows The Man Who Ate Himself To Death (C5), Lava Chasers (Weather Channel/Discovery UK)
75. Kindle
directors Anne Brogan, Melanie Stokes, director of production Valerie Ames
turnover £4.6m profit £252k staff 6 hrs 18
key shows The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby (BBC), Leonardo (CBBC)

76. =Blakeway
exec producers Denys Blakeway, Karen Edwards, Sarah Murch dir of production Andrew McKerlie
turnover £4.5m profit £200k staff 5 hrs 31
key shows Shakespeare Uncovered (BBC2/BBC4), Queen Victoria’s Children (BBC2)

76 =. Oxford Scientific
ceo Clare Birks, creative director Caroline Hawkins
turnover £4.5m staff 11 hrs 13
key shows Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature (BBC1), Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet USA), How To Win The Grand National (C4)

76. =Blue Zoo
head of production Adam Shaw, head of development Oli Hyatt, head of services Tom Box
turnover £4.5m profit £890k staff 12 hrs 12
key shows Get Squiggling (CBBC), Alphablocks (CBBC), Olive The Ostrich (Nick Jr)
It’s been a great year for Blue-Zoo. Director Oli Hyatt fronted the successful lobbying campaign that persuaded the government to launch a new tax credit for animation productions. And while the animation sector in general has had a difficult year, Blue Zoo seems to have bucked the trend, making a raft of kids shows including Get Squiggling, Alphablocks, Tree Fu Tom and Olive the Ostrich. The prospects look good too, say Hyatt and finance director Daniel Isman, because of the new tax incentives. “Because we are more competitive on price, we expect to work a lot more on international projects.” Blue Zoo also works across commercials and corporate production, and starts developing its first films this year.

79. Outline
md Laura Mansfield creative director Helen Veale
staff 11 turnover £4.3m hrs 42
key shows Great British Food Revival (BBC2), James Martin’s United Cakes of America (Good Food Channel), Turkish Delights (Good Food Channel)

80. Attaboy
company director Andrew Shaw exec producer Daniel Allum production manager Tas Awan
turnover £4.1m profit £115k staff 15 hrs 25
key shows Wheeler Dealers (Discovery), Strippers: Cars For Cash (Nat Geo)

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