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November 2018

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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 31st exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • The Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual’s exclusive Commercial 30 survey, reporting on a year of highs and lows for commercials producers.
  • The Drama Genre Report
    With competition from streamers intensifying, UK broadcasters are exploring new drama strategies. Tim Dams reports
  • Primary Colours
    Five leading movie colourists tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they use to grade movies like The Danish Girl, Peterloo and Baby Driver
  • Up, up and away!
    Thanks to advances in camera technology, the possibilities of aerial filming are greater than ever before. Pippa Considine reports on some of the year’s standout aerial projects
  • OB: Which Way Now
    The OB industry is embracing major change as it adapts to the worlds of UHD, HDR and IP. Michael Burns 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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