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March 2018

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  • Genre report - Entertainment and comedy
    In a two-part special, Tim Dams reports on TV’s fresh focus on entertainment, and new directions in comedy
  • The art of cinematography
    Four leading DoPs tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they used to create hits like Jason Bourne, The King’s Speech, Lion and Sherlock
  • The Top Ten Cameras
    Televisual’s annual survey reveals the UK’s most hired cameras of the year and uncovers the models everyone will be shooting on in the year ahead
  • TV Studios
    The television studios sector is in flux, amid a spate of closures and re-developments. Pippa Considine reports on a changing studios landscape
  • Take it outside
    Major technical advances such as UHD, HDR and IP are driving big changes in the outside broadcast market. Michael Burns reports
  • And lots more
    This issue also features the Televisual Corporate 50, bright ideas for lighting, how post houses are dealing with the data bulge and pages showcasing the best creative work in UK post and vfx
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  • Game On for C4 & Netflix drama
    Set in the world of computer gaming, C4 and Netflix’s Kiss Me First combines live action and impressive cg animation. Tim Dams reports
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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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