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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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Commercials 30 Survey 2017 Back to Reports & survey Listing

13 Holywell Row, London, 
EC2A 4JF t 020 7240 9955 
managing director Rupert Reynolds-MacLean executive producer Hanna Bayatti head of production Sam Chitty credits Caught Glass by Jeff Low for Droga5/Kwiff; A Race Car Set Free by Noam Murro for Droga5/ SEAT

25 Chart St, London, N1 6FA 
t 020 7749 7500 
ECD/founder Chris O’Reilly 
founder Charlotte Bavasso md James Tomkinson ep Judy Hill credits Together #WePlayStrong by Kibwe Tavares for FCB Inferno/ UEFA; Algorithms by Nicolas Ménard for Who Wot Why/Habito

Nexus has always been at the forefront of new technologies and says that there are now “way more diverse opportunities available through agencies. Gone are the days where a production company is a production supplier.  We are now their creative partner, helping them to develop anything from branded content through digital and interactive to virtual reality and increasingly augmented reality.”

Great Guns
96 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EF
t 020 7692 4444
Ceo/ep Laura Gregory 
global head integrated production Sheridan Thomas credits Kolshik by Ilya Naishuller for Leningrad; New Tradition for Ricky Staub for AMV BBDO/Pepsi Max

For Great Guns, 2017’s highlights included “signing exciting new talent including Ricky Staub, Tal Zagreba, Rollo Hollins, Norton, Jeremy Roubier, Chris Neal and producing great work with all our long-term talent including, Kolshik, Pepsi and Breast Cancer Now’s 2050, which helped raise over £950K at The Bigger Bounce event in October.” The company won a shelf full of awards too.

33-34 Rathbone Place, 
London, W1T 1JN
t 020 7323 9933
founder Andrew Ruhemann 
md Debbie Crosscup 
head of comms Sam Gray
credits The List by againstallodds for St Lukes/Very; Legends Never Die by Roygbiv for Riot Games/League of Legends

2017 is a big year for Passion Pictures as the company has now reached its 30th birthday having been set up in 1987 by Andrew Ruhemann. Passion says highlights this year for the company include its first AR magazine cover as well as having Megacomputeur “intern” at Passion over the summer “as well as our series of Christmas campaigns for Very, Migros and Comparethemarket.”

Fat Lemon 17 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH 
t 020 3375 5800 partner/ep Jane Bolton and Cabell Hopkins head of new business Rudy Downey credits First Times by Mike Matthews for White Label/ Laphroaig; Versus by Fern Berresford for Publicis/Okay

So what were the big moments for Fat Lemon this year? The company picks out a bronze BTAA Arrow for Smart Energy GB and Gold at Creative Circle for Economist. The company also points to new signing Luke Davies winning two awards at Young Director Award and a Gold for “Best Low Budget Music Video” at Kinsale. Fat Lemon says it’s pitching on a lot more TVCs this year  and “we find ourselves pitching against much bigger production companies.”

20 Eastcastle St,
London, W1W 8DB
t 020 7927 9400
md Jani Guest 
credits VW Button by Gary Freedman for Adam & Eve/VW; Many Faces of GR8 by Samir Mallal for Cheil Worldwide/ Samsung

11 Gower Street, London, 
WC1E 6HD t 020 3219 7960
md/ep Sorcha Shepherd ep Ellie Goodwin head of production Neil Cray credits Is It OK For Guys by Thomas Ralph for 72 & Sunny Amsterdam/Axe; Mix Up Look Sharp by Karim Huu Do for Adam and Eve / DDB/H&M

9-11 Broadwick Street,
London, W1F 0DB
t 020 7437 9888
md/ep Richard Price ep Sam Hope
credits Hair Straighteners by Gold Cactus for AMV BBDO/ Smart Energy GB; Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards by Steve May for Nickelodeon NYC

Partizan 19-23 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA 
t 020 7851 0200 md Jenny Beckett Head Of Production Ella More O’Ferrall Head Of New Business Danielle Coles credits Moz The Monster by Michel Gondry for Adam & Eve DDB/John Lewis; Detour by Michel Gondry for TBWA\Media Arts Lab/Apple

The Sweetshop
13 Tottenham Mews, London, W1T 4AQ t 020 7636 1449
md Spencer Dodd ep Justin Edmund White Head Of Sales And Marketing Morgan Whitlock credits School Bus by Mark Albiston for Adam & Eve DDB London/Lipton; Love Story by Andrew Lang for Y&R/Movistar

The Sweetshop says “it was encouraging to see our creative output and growing reputation here in the UK being recognised by the wider industry as we picked up five D&AD Pencils and four Creative Circle Awards,” But it’s been an unsettled year generally in the sector. “Yet again it’s been a year of extremes. We’ve been really busy and then had a few quieter moments which has been reflective of the industry at large.”

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