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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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Facilities 50 2015 Back to Reports & survey Listing

25 Noel Street; 75-77 Margaret Street; 179 Wardour Street; 5A Noel Street; 47 Berners St plus Halo/BBC Facilities 41 Berners St
Ceo John Rogerson Head of prod Will Garbutt
Genres TV, film, corporate, promos, ads
Credits Paddington, Shaun the Sheep, The Missing, The C-Word, Mrs Brown’s Boys
Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation) editing, film restoration
Turnover £6.5m
Producer 7th Turnover 19th= Peer 10th=

33-34 Gt Pulteney Street, 
London, W1F 9NP 
t 020 7434 1182
Coo Phil Linturn Facility Manager Paul Schleicher
Genres ads, film, corporate, promos
Credits Lycra Moves You, Dulux Human Dome Painter, Honda Endless Road, Nike Last Game, Freeview Pay Per Laugh
Services audio (Foley, ADR) grading (2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, telecine (2k)
Turnover £9.5m
Producer 14th=
Turnover 14th Peer 9th

Films@59 59 Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS6 6JR 
Md Gina Fucci Business development director George Panayiotou
Genres TV, film
Credits Atlantic, Life in Squares, Great British Bake Off (Series 5)
Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, DVD, Blu-ray, film restoration, camera hire
Turnover £8.1m
Producer 12th= Turnover 17th Peer 12th=
A slow start to Films@59’s year led to staff cut backs, “the result of rates being driven down due to reduced budgets and competition.” but “since June, business has improved and looks buoyant.”

28-32 Lexington Street, Soho,
London, W1F 0LF t 020 7319 4900
Md George Kilpatrick Head of post Greg Barrett
Genres film, TV
Credits Poldark, Black Mirror, 45 Years, The Man from Uncle, In the Heart of the Sea, Steve Jobs
Services audio (5.1, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d), editing
Turnover £30m
Producer 23rd= Turnover 4th Peer -
Technicolor has now divested its Digital Cinema business and will focus on “colour grading and sound post” along with new tech in HDR and audio post.

Clear Cut
1 Springvale Terrace, London, W14 0AE; 37-38 Newman Street; 44-48 Bloomsbury Street
Md Max McGonigal Customer Services Richard Knights
Genres TV, film, corporate, ads, promos
Credits 24 Hours in the Past, Autistic Gardener, Leepu & Pitbull 

Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, film restoration, camera hire, TV studios Turnover £4.6m
Producer 10th Turnover 25th= Peer 12th=

21a Perseverance Works, London, E2 8DD; Picture House, 1-20 Singer Street, London, EC2A 4BQ Mds Duncan Western, Damian Dolniak Facility manager Ramit Anchal
Genres TV, film, ads, corporate, promos Credits Gascoigne, Salvage Hunters, The John Bishop Show
Services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, film (restoration, cutting) TV studios
Turnover £4.8m
Producer 11th Turnover 24th Peer 18th=

123 Wardour Street, London, 
W1F 0UW t 020 7534 9123 
Md Peter Hampden 
Facility manager Lisa Jordan customer services Dan Pagan, Garth Merry
Genres film, TV
Credits Wolf Hall, Blackwork, Passing Belles, Mr Turner, London Fields, Kajaki
Services audio (5.1, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, telecine (4k), film (restoration, recording)
Turnover £9m
Producer 29th= Turnover 16th Peer 18th=

Absolute Post
8 Poland Street, London, 
W1F 8PX, New York
t 020 7851 6700
Managing Director Dan Bennett Customer Services Chloe Maring
Genres ads, film, promos, corporate 

Credits Planetary, Easyjet ad, A$AP Rocky promo
Services audio (5.1), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing
Turnover £9.2m
Producer 14th=
Turnover 15th Peer –

Unit 50 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JS 
Md Adam Luckwell Facility manager Suze Giles Customer services Darryl Bolton
Genres ads, TV
Credits Audi The Coup, Carling Seagull, Humans promo
Services audio (5.1, Foley), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing
Turnover £12m
Producer 35th= Turnover 11th Peer –
Another year of growth, reports Unit. “We have just opened another floor for our new flagship enterprise UNIT: Colour. In December we will be opening yet another floor to increase the size of our studio.”

Onsight 34-35 Bedfordbury, London, WC2N 4DU Ceo Simon Craddock Facility manager Ben McGuire Customer services Tony Maher
Genres TV, film, corporate, ads, promos
Credits Building Jerusalem, David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, AC/DC: Rock or Bust
Services audio (5.1, ADR), grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, film restoration, camera hire, VR
Turnover £5.5m
Producer 20th Turnover 21st= Peer –
Since settling into its new home, Onsight says it’s had “a broader spectrum of clients, helped by our new look premises, expanded infrastructure” and bigger “creative and post producer teams.”

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