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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

Blink Films
company dir Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw dir of prod Sarah Sapper turnover £8.5m hrs 47 key shows Raised Human (Animal Planet), The Nazi Secret Files (Discovery) The Brain with David Eagleman (BBC4), The Secret Life of Aussie Animals

STV Productions
(STV Group) dir of content Alan Clements turnover £8.4m hrs 121 key shows Antiques Road Trip (BBC1), Safeword (ITV2), Secrets of the Scammers (C5), Vet School (ITV), The 7/7 Bombings Survivors Stories (ITV), Prisons: First and Last 24 Hours (Sky1)

(Banijay UK)
md Ron Henwood director Damon Beesley director Iain Morris creative director Simon Wilson head of production Leo Martin
turnover £8m hrs 6
key shows Drifters (E4), Siblings (BBC3)

(Banijay UK)
md Rob Pursey executive producers Clare Alan, Philip Trethowan head of production Helen Municchi turnover £8m hrs 12.5 key shows Rebellion (RTE), Charlie (RTE), Tatau (BBC3), Murder (BBC2)

Reef Television
(Zinc Media) ceo Richard Farmbrough md Paul Hanrahan turnover £8m hrs 94 key shows Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1), French Collection (C4), Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes (Food Network UK), Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages (More4)

Factual indie Reef was acquired by Zinc Media (formerly Ten Alps) just over a year ago. Since then, the producer has widened its range of broadcaster clients, working with Scripps on Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes for Food Network UK. It also works with a range of talent, including Penelope Keith and Amanda Lamb. Turnover is up from £5.7m last year to £8m. “We have seen a year of positive growth,” says md Paul Hanrahan.

Wag TV
ceo Martin Durkin coo Steven Green  exec producer Greg Chivers turnover £7.85m hrs 50 key shows Combat Dealers (Quest), What on Earth? (Science Channel) NASA’s Unexplained Files (Science Channel)

(FremantleMedia UK) md Jon Rolph head of production Rebecca Parkinson head of development Nana Hughes turnover £7.8m hrs 7 key shows Chewing Gum (E4), Birds of a Feather (ITV)

Liberty Bell
turnover £6.9m hrs 44 key shows Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Flockstars  (ITV) Sugar Free Farm  (ITV), Three Day Nanny  (C4) Nev’s Indian Call Centre (UKTV)

Wild Pictures
md/creative dir Paul Hamann
dir of prod Diana Hunter turnover £6.8m hrs 23 key shows Fraud Squad (ITV), Brits Behind Bars (ITV) The Cruise (ITV), Her Majesty’s Prison Norwich (ITV)

Raise The Roof
md Jane Muirhead creative dirs Sarah Walmsley, Andrew Jackson turnover £6.4m hrs 68 key shows Holiday of My Lifetime (BBC1), The TV That Made Me (BBC1), Phil Spencer: Home Hero (C4)

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