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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

61 Retort
(FremantleMedia UK) md Jon Rolph turnover £6.9m hrs 7.5 shows Count Arthur Strong (BBC2), Birds of a Feather (ITV)

62 Wild pictures
md/creative dir Paul Hamann dir of prod Diana Hunter turnover £6.4m hrs 26 key shows Fraud Squad (ITV), Kids Behind Bars (ITV), The Zoo (ITV)

63 Oxford Scientific
(Twofour/ITV Studios) ceo Clare Birks creative dir Caroline Hawkins turnover £6.1m hrs 15 key shows Animals in Love (BBC1), Wild Weather (BBC1)

64 Tigress
(Endemol Shine Group) md Dick Colthurst creative dirPete Lawrence turnover £5.8m hrs 19 key shows Marooned with Ed Stafford (Discovery)

65 Reef
(Ten Alps) ceo Richard Farmbrough md Paul Hanrahan turnover £5.7m hrs 88 key shows Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC), Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb (More4)

66 Touchpaper
(Zodiak Media)
md Rob Pursey 
turnover £5.5m hrs 8 
key shows Cara Fi (Love Me) (S4C), Charlie (RTE)

67 Tern
md David Strachan creative dir Harry Bell turnover £5.5m hrs 50 key shows John Barrowman’s Small Animal Hospital (C4), Air Ambulance ER (Sky1), Big Fish Man (Discovery)

68 Liberty Bell
(Avalon) turnover £5.3m hrs 20.1 key shows Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Diary of a Children’s Hospital (ITV1), Joke Machine (CBBC), Al Murray’s Great British War Movies

=69 Boomerang
(Twofour Group/ITV Studios) md Gareth Rees creative directors Tess Cuming, Dylan Davies turnover £5.2m hrs 50 key shows Posh Pawn (C4), Clare Balding Sho (BBC2/BT Sport), GT Academy (ITV4)

Cardiff-based Boomerang is part of the Twofour Group, now owned by ITV Studios. It says it’s seeing exciting opportunities around the increased push by broadcasters to commission from the nations. C4 has recommissioned Posh Pawn, while Boomerang has also had its first major daytime series with Posh Pawnbrokers. Md Gareth Rees says the success of Posh Pawn has ‘led to significant growth and corresponding investment in our development team.’ The Clare Balding Show now airs on BT Sport and BBC2.

=69 Burning Bright Productions
md Clive Tulloh chairman Peter Bennett-Jones director of production Toby Ward turnover £5.2m hrs 13.5 key shows Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure (ITV), 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky), Almost Royal (E4)

Launched in 2011 by former Tiger Aspect head of entertainment Clive Tulloh and Tiger Aspect founder Peter Bennett-Jones, Burning Bright is backed by BBC Worldwide. It has had a strong year, with 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy recommissioned for a second series by Sky and Joanna Lumley crossing Siberia for a three part series for ITV. Director of production Toby Ward describes the business climate as “challenging”.

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