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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

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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