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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, 2016 Back to Reports & survey Listing

Lion Television
mds Richard Bradley, Nick Catliff, Shahana Meer turnover £16.6m hrs 127.25 key shows Homes Under The Hammer (BBC1), Horrible Histories (CBBC), Wonders of Britain (ITV)

A well known and long established producer, Lion’s output spans factual, entertainment and kids.

Zig Zag
ceo Danny Fenton commercial director Matt Graff turnover £16.1m hrs 79 key shows Troy (C4), Ultimate Brain (CBBC), I Wanna Marry Harry (ITV2), Close Up Kings (Discovery)

Set up in 1999, Zig Zag works with UK and US broadcasters on factual, sport, entertainment and kids shows.

World Productions
(Marcus Evans Entertainment)
md Roderick Seligman creative dir Simon Heath turnover £16m hrs 6 key shows Line of Duty - S3 (BBC1), The Secret Agent (BBC1)

Drama outfit World Productions has had a busy year. The third series of Jed Mercurio’s thrilling police procedural Line of Duty aired in March, and over the summer World’s The Secret Agent played on BBC1. Coming up in September is Dark Angel for ITV, a 2x90-min drama based on the true story of Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, played by Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt. World was founded in 1990 by legendary producer Tony Garnett and agent John Heyman.

CPL Productions
(Red Arrow) md Danielle Lux creative dir Murray Boland turnover £15.9m hrs 51 key shows Decimate (BBC1), A League Of Their Own (Sky1), Game of Thrones Specials (Sky Atlantic), Married at First Sight (C4), All Star Mr and Mrs (ITV)

Warp Films
ceos Mark Herbert, Peter Carlton coo Niall Shamma head of production Barry Ryan senior producer Robin Gutch
turnover £15.503m hrs 10.5
key shows This is England ‘90 (C4), The Last Panthers (Sky Atlantic)

Blast! Films
(Sky Ventures)
ceo Ed Coulthard md Claire Bosworth head of factual Alistair Pegg head of devJames O’Reilly turnover £15.5m hrs 45 key shows The Supervet (C4), The Catch (C4), Flying to the Ends of the Earth (C4)

Company Pictures
ceo Michele Buck exec producer Claire Ingham head of finance Wendy Pearce
turnover £15.3m hrs 8
key shows Wolf Hall (BBC2),  Inspector George Gently (BBC1)

(Endemol Shine Group)
mds Peter Holmes, Ruth Phillips
dir of ops Debra Blenkinsop turnover £15.3m hrs 31 key shows 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Would I Lie To You? (BBC1), Lets Play Darts for Sport Relief (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)

Keo Films
ceo Debbie Manners cco Andrew Palmer coo Simon Huntley creative directors Will Anderson, Matt Cole, Nigel Pope turnover £14.2m hrs 14.2 key shows Hugh’s War on Waste (BBC1), Skint (C4), Vote for Me (CBBC), Ed Stafford into the Unknown (Discovery)

Rondo Media
ceo Gareth Williams chair Susan Waters finance director Alywn Davies turnover £14.2m hrs 442
key shows Underage and Gay (C4), Sgorio (S4C), Les Miserables - The Journey (S4C), Rownd a Rownd (S4C), Llangollen Eisteddfod 
(S4C, BBC)

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