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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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Facilities 50, 2013 Back to Reports & survey Listing

41 Nice Biscuits
177 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8WX
t 020 7855 3619
Md Rachael Shaw
Facility manager Russell Shaw
Customer services Jenna Le Noury
Genres ads, TV, promos, corporate
Credits Nivea, Virgin Media, Aldi
Services audio (5.1), grading (4k),
vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing,
DVD, Blu-ray Turnover £1.7m
Kit 43rd= Producer 42nd=
Turnover 45th Peer 19th=

42 The Joint
Wedgwood Mews, 12-13 Greek
Street, London, W1D 4BA
t 0207 734 1674
Md Sarah Mackay Facility manager Irene Waireri Genres TV, ads, promos, corporate Credits Coldplay: Live 2012, Jools Holland: My Life in Music, Gary Barlow & Friends Services audio (5.1), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing Turnover £1.6m Kit 47th= Producer 30th=
Turnover 46th= Peer

Large Cardiff-based post provider, the Gorilla TV Group (its Cardiff post house Gorilla TV is 25th in this year’s Facilities 50 list) bought this Soho full-service post house at the beginning of the year, as part of Gorilla’s expansion into London. The Joint’s management and creative team remains in place following the takeover. At the time of the purchase, Richard Moss, md of the Gorilla TV Group, explained: “We see a Soho base, with connectivity to our Cardiff facilities, as key to our future growth plans and will provide huge benefits for both companies.”

43 Platform
6 D’Arblay Street, London, W1F 8DN
t 0207 287 6766 e Mds John Cryer, Simon Cruse, David Tasker Facility manager Vicky Boyens Customer services Andy Oakey Genres TV, promos, ads, corporate Credits Horrible Histories, Don’t Sit in the Front Row, 4Ramadan Channel Branding Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film restoration Turnover £2m Kit 33rd= ProducerTurnover 38th Peer

44 Lola
14-16 Great Portland Street,
t 020 7907 7878
Mds Grahame Andrew,
Rob Harvey Genres TV, corporate, ads Credits The White Queen, The Bible, The Secret Life of the Sun
Services vfx (2d, 3d), editing
Turnover £2m
Kit 61st= Producer 39th= Turnover 39th= Peer

45 Factory Group
54-55 Margaret Street, London, W7 2EH
t 0207 580 5810 e
Mds Lisette Nice, Ingrid Janssen-Armstrong, Anthony Moore, Sean Atherton, Sophie Lorraine Genres ads, corporate Credits Honda Hands, Martini 150 Years Heritage Film, VW Baby
Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR),
vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, film recording, camera hire Turnover £3m Kit 56th ProducerTurnover 34th= Peer

46 Bluebolt
15-16 Margaret Street,
London, W1W 8RW
t 0207 637 5575
Md Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor
Genres film, TV
Credits Peaky Blinders, Monuments Men, Long
Walk to Freedom
Services vfx (2d, 3d)
Turnover £2m Kit 65th= ProducerTurnover 39th= Peer 19th=

47 Jellyfish Pictures
66-68 Margaret Street, London,
t 020 75808154
Md Philip Dobree
Facility manager Paul Simpson
Genres TV, ads, film, corporate, promos Credits Elton John Home Again,Jonah, Dr Easy, The Challenger
Services audio, grading (2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing Turnover £2m
Kit 43rd= ProducerTurnover 39th= Peer

48 Rapid Pictures
21-25 Goldhaw Road, London, W12 8QQ
t 0208 743 8053
Md Elouise Carden Bell
Facility manager Ben Plumb
Genres TV, corporate, ads
Credits Unsafe Sex in the City, Get Squiggling Letters, Dot to Dot, Worlds Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell Services audio (5.1), grading (HD), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, DVD, Blu-ray
Turnover £1.6m Kit 36th= ProducerTurnover 46th Peer 19th=

49 Berwick Post
26 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RG
t 020 7734 5353 e Md Steve Dann
Facility manager Kevin Phelan
Customer services Ellie Osborne
Genres corporate, TV, ads, film, promos
Credits Peter Maxwell Davies, KFC, Maybeline New York/London Fashion Week Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, DVD, Blu-ray
Turnover £1.8m Kit 31st= ProducerTurnover 44th Peer

50 Big Bang Production
14 St Paul’s Road, Clifton,
Bristol, BS8 1LR
t 0117 973 6833 e Md Tim Bolt Facility managers Sarah Miller, Esta Porter
Genres TV, ads, corporate Credits Wild Arabia, Comic Relief, Hell or High Water, Andy’s Wild Adventures Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film restoration Turnover £1.6m
Kit 27th= ProducerTurnover 46th= Peer

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