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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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Facilities 50, 2013 Back to Reports & survey Listing

11 Films at 59
59 Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS6 6JR
t 0117 9064300 e
Md Gina Fucci Business development director George Panayiotou Operations manager Stuart Dyer Genres TV, film
Credits Africa, Trollied, Nigellisima Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film restoration, camera hire Turnover £8.9m Kit 24th Producer 12th= Turnover 16th Peer 8th

12 Rushes
66 Old Compton Street, London,
W1D 4UH t 0207 437 8676 e Md Joce Capper
Dir of production Carl Grinter Exec producer Kristy May Currie Genres ads, film, TV, corporate, promos Credits Peaky Blinders, Kings of Leon Supersoaker Services grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, telecine (4k) Turnover £10.5m Kit 30th Producer 17th= Turnover 13th Peer 6th=

13 Smoke & Mirrors
57-59 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SJ
t 0207 468 1000 Md Gary Szabo Facility manager David Southwood Genres TV, corporate, ads Credits Sony Xperia Always With You, MBNA Little Big World, Virgin Holidays Unleash Your Mojo Services audio (Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, telecine (2k), DVD, Blu-ray, camera hire, TV studios Turnover £18m Kit 4th= Producer 30th=  Turnover 9th= Peer 19th=

Smoke & Mirrors concentrates on visual effects and grading work, primarily on commercials and pop promos. It has bases in London, New York and Shanghai and says it’s gearing up for a planned move to new, purpose-built London premises, increasing in size by 40%.

14 Technicolor
28-32 Lexington Street, Soho,
London, W1F 0LF t 0207 319 4900
Vp creative services Tom Cotton Head of operations Greg Barrett Director of Sales Matt Adams Genres film, TV Credits Black Mirror, Strike Back, Trance, Hummingbird
Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d), editing, telecine (4k) Turnover £20m
Kit 11th= Producer 30th= Turnover 7th= Peer

MPC’s sister company Technicolor set up in Soho five years ago, providing a full post service to film and TV clients. “We’ve noted an increase in the volume of content, positioning the UK as a core hub for major studio movies and broadcast post,” says Tom Cotton about 2013.

15 Clear Cut Pictures
1 Springvale Terrace, London, W14 0AE & 37-38 Newman Street,
London, W1T 1QA t 0207 605 1700
e Md Scott Holmgren Facility manager Liz Smith
Customer services Richard Hobbs
Genres TV, film, corporate, ads, promos Credits One Night in Istanbul, Shackleton, Bear Grylls Ultimate Survivor Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film
restoration, camera hire, TV studios
Turnover £5.4m Kit 13th Producer 9th= Turnover 23rd Peer 19th=

West London and Soho-based broadcast TV post house Clear Cut has been operating for more than 20 years, but has only been in Soho for just over a year, taking over what was previously Exposure Post’s building. “We’ve seen the continued growth and success of both our Shepherds Bush and Soho facilities this year,” says Md Scott Holmgren. “And we’ve been able to offer bespoke workflow solutions to some incredibly big productions.”

16 Halo
25 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GX & 75-77 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SY & 80 Great Portland Street, London,  W1W 7NW t 0207 292 8000 e
Ceo John Rogerson Md Jo Beighton
Customer services Matthew Locke
Genres TV, film Credits Les Miserables, Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough, Mrs Brown’s Boys Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), editing Turnover £4.5m Kit 20th= Producer 8th Turnover 26th= Peer 10th=

17 Absolute
8 Poland Street, London, W1F 8PX
t 02078516700 e Mds David Smith, Andy Barmer Production director Belinda Grew Marketing manager Chloe Smith Genres ads, promos Credits Carlsberg Spartacus, Bet 365 campaign, Mazda The Incredible World
Services audio, grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, DVD, Blu-ray Turnover £8.2m Kit 27th=
Producer 23rd= Turnover 18th Peer –

18 Onsight
14-15 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LJ
t 020 7637 0888 e
Ceo Simon Craddock Facility manager David Wilde Senior Producer Tony Maher Genres TV, corporate, ads, promos, film
Credits First, Mr Stink, Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough Services audio (5.1), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film restoration, camera hire Turnover £5m KIt 23rd Producer 14th= Turnover 24th= Peer

19 Hogarth
164 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL t 0207 240 6400 e
Facility manager Daniel Buckley Genres ads, corporate, promos, film Credits HTC One global adaptation campaign, Ford B-Max & Fiesta global adaptation campaign, Rolex global adaptation campaign
Services audio (5.1), grading (2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing Turnover £20m Kit 16th ProducerTurnover 7th= Peer

20 Unit
50 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JS t 0207 494 5700
Md Adam Luckwell Facility manager Samantha Greenwood Customer services Darryl Bolton Genres ads, TV, corporate
Credits Carling Catch, Ford Kuga, Nissan GV1 Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, DVD, Blu-ray
Turnover £7.2m Kit 25th Producer 28th= Turnover 20th Peer

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