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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

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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