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September 2018

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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, 2015 Back to Reports & survey Listing

51 True North
creative dirs Andrew Sheldon, Jess Fowle md Marc Allen turnover £9.4m hrs 70 key shows Animal SOS (BBC1), Building The Dream (More4)

52 Remedy Productions
(Argonon) mdJuliet Borges cco Tom Blakeson turnover £9.1m hrs 1757.5 key shows 15 to 1 (C4), BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards (BBC3/), MTV UK Charts (MTV), MTV On Set With... (MTV)

53 Windfall Films
(Argonon) ceo David Dugan md Kristina Obradovic creative dir Ian Duncan, Carlo Massarella turnover £8.85m hrs 44.5 key shows  Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC)

54 Drama Republic
mds Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn director of production Susy Liddell exec producer Jude Liknaitzky turnover £8.8m hrs 8 key shows The Honourable Woman (BBC2)

=55 Artists Studio
(Endemol Shine Group) 
creative dir Gub Neal executive producers Patrick Irwin, Justin Thomas-Glover turnover £8.5m hrs 6 key shows The Fall (BBC2)

=55 Blast! Films
(Sky Ventures)

ceo Edmund Coulthard md Claire Bosworth head of progs  Nick Hornby turnover £8.5m hrs 24 key shows The Supervet (C4), The Nightbus (C4), Plus Sized Wars (C4), Junk Food Kids: Who’s to Blame? (C4)
Blast! Films was acquired by Sky this year, shortly after the factual producer celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Blast has been on something of a winning streak, picking up a string of series commissions such as rig show The Nightbus. Coming up is another fixed rig series set on trawler boats for Channel 4, while its series on the Post Office has just aired on BBC2. The Supervet aired its third series this year for C4. 30% of Blast’s revenues come from international broadcasters.

=55 Icon Films
creative dir Harry Marshall md Laura Marshall dir of prod Andie Clare turnover £8.5m hrs 19.8 key shows River Monsters (ITV), One Show (BBC1)

=55 Blink
company dir Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw dir of prod Sarah Sapper turnover £8.5m hrs 52 key shows Are You Smarter Than (Nat Geo Wild)

59 Nutopia
ceo Jane Root md Carl Griffin coo Helena Tait exec prods Ben Goold, Peter Lovering turnover £8m hrs 9 key shows How We Got to Now (BBC2)

60 Wag tv
ceo Martin Durkin coo Steven Green head of prod Clare Corcoran turnover £7.6m hrs 44 key shows Combat Dealers (Quest)

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