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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, 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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