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December 2017

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  • The Televisual Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual's exclusive annual report, the Commercials 30, and finds that while budgets are down and production companies are under threat from agency in-house units, commercials producers are finding new horizons beyond ads too.
  • Commercials 30: Best in Show
    Commercials producers also get to vote for their favourite directors, stand out ads and top rated agencies along with their favourite post houses, editors and vfx ops. We reveal the results
  • Commercials 30: The Top 30
    Televisual reveals the Commercials 30 itself, the 30 top rated commercials production companies in the UK
  • Music in Motion
    So what’s next for the music behind the commercials? Will it be another year in the ascendant for London Grime perhaps? Portugese house? Afro beats or the Angolan kuduro sound?
  • Televisual Factual Festival report
    Last month saw Televisual's annual Factual Festival return to Bafta. How to stand out in a world of ever increasing viewer choice was the big theme this time. Tim Dams reports
  • Alison Kirkham in interview
    At the Televisual Factual Festival, the BBC's controller of factual Alison Kirkham outlined the shows the corporation is looking for in the year ahead
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  • 2017: the year in review
    Two very different stories – the rise of SVOD players and the Harvey Weinstein abuse allegations – defined TV’s year. Tim Dams reports
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Production 100, 2015 Back to Reports & survey Listing

IWC Media
(Zodiak Media/Banijay)
md Hamish Barbour turnover £13m hrs 71 key shows Location, Location, Location (C4), Wild Things (Sky1), The Science of Stupid (Nat Geo), Insane Fight Club (BBC3), Lost Kingdoms of Central America (BBC4)

Glasgow and London-based IWC’s best known brand is Location, Location, Location  – just back for its 18th series. New show Wild Things has made waves for Sky1. Produced with Mad Monk (also part of Zodiak) and GroupM, Wild Things is now casting for a second eight-part series.

(Twofour Group/ITV Studios)
coo Mark Fenwick md Nia Thomas turnover £12.9m hrs 484 key shows 35 Days (S4C), Cegin Bryn, Ludus (S4C), Charlotte Church: In Her Own Voice (BBC1), Dylan Thomas: A Poet’s Guide (BBC2)

Boom is part of the Twofour Group, now owned by ITV Studios. The Cardiff outfit’s Welsh language slate includes S4C’s murder mystery 35 Diwrnod (35 Days). It has since picked up two other S4C drama commissions.
Boom was also commissioned to make National Lottery series Five Star Family Reunion for the BBC as a co-pro with 12 Yard. In the past year, Boom has moved to brand new offices at GloWorks, the Welsh government’s creative industries building in Cardiff Bay.

44 Atlantic
ceo Anthony Geffen md Claudia Perkins turnover £12.5m hrs 18 key shows Inside the Commons (BBC/PBS), Conquest of the Skies 3D (Sky)

=45 Foundation
(Zodiak Media/Banijay)
ceo Michael Carrington md Gwen Hughes turnover £11m hrs 40 key shows Fort Boyard (Disney XD)

=45 Dragonfly
(Endemol Shine Group)
md Mark Raphael turnover £11m hrs 48 key shows One Born Every Minute (C4), The Hotel (C4), The Auction House (C4)

47 Arrow Media
md Iain Pelling creative dirs John Smithson, Tom Brisley turnover £10.9m hrs 37 key shows Dogs: Their Secret Lives (C4)

48 October Films
exec chair Denman Rooke md Adam Bullmore turnover £10.8m hrs 41 key shows, Walking the Nile (C4), Rude Tube (C4)

49 Keo Films
ceo Debbie Manners cco Andrew Palmer coo Simon Huntley turnover £10.1m hrs 31.5 key shows Bangkok Airport (BBC3), Skint (C4)

50 Darlow Smithson
(Endemol Shine Group)
md Emily Dalton turnover £10m hrs 36 key shows 24 Hours in the Past (BBC1),  Nazi Megastructures (NGCI/PBS)ctures (Nat Geo), Richard III... (C4), Weather (C5/BBC Earth), Mankind from Space (Discovery Canada/PBS)


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