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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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Facilities 50 2018 Back to Reports & survey Listing

11 Films@59
59 Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS9 4HL; Cardiff
md Gina Fucci business dev director George Panayiotou ops manager Stuart Dyer
genres TV, film
credits Blue Planet 2, The Great British Bake Off, Worlds Most Extraordinary Homes
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR, 2K, 4K), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, TK (4K), film restoration, studios, cam hire, VR
turnover £8.7m
Producer 20th Turnover 17th Peer 8th
Films@59 says there’s a drive for more UHD HDR projects with an increase “in some production budgets...More out-of-London commissioning has helped too.”

12 Splice
Shoreditch, Old St, Cardiff
mds Duncan Western, Damian Dolniak
genres TV, film, ads, corp, promos
credits Plebs, MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, anim), editing, film restoration, studios, 3D, VR
turnover £5.6m
Producer 5th Turnover 22nd Peer 14th

13 Glassworks
London, Amsterdam, Barcelona
md Aleks Ugarow, Anya Kruzmatra, Joan Armat
genres ads, film, promos, TV, corp
credits Black Mirror, Nike The Ball Makes Us More, Gu House Party
services grading (HDR, 4k, 2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, 3d, VR
turnover £6m
Producer 12th Turnover 20th Peer 14th

14 Encore/Company 3
md Amanda Cupples fac mgr Johnny Whitehead, Claire McGrane
genres TV, film
credits Humans, Wonder Woman, Assassins Creed
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR,2k,4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, TK, film res, 3D, VR
turnover £10m
Producer 22nd Turnover 15th Peer -

15 Dock10
head of post Ian Dodd ops mgrs Brian Hardman, Damien Lynch 
genres TV, ads, corp
credits Sport Relief, Safe, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), vfx (2d, 3d, anim), grading (HDR), editing, TV studios, hire, 3D, VR
turnover £9.8m
Producer 32nd Turnover 16th Peer 14th

16 Smoke & Mirrors
1-5 Poland Street, London,
md Gary Szabo fac mgr David Southwood
genres ads, corp, promos, film
credits Rolls Royce Black Dawn Badge, Shell Wheels vs Gravity, Heineken Birra Moretti Pull Together
services audio (stereo, foley, ADR) grading (2K, 4K, HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing,
turnover £41m
Producer - Turnover 4th Peer -
S&M was bought by private equity firm Advent International just 12 months ago so it’s been a year of “great change. We have built up our off-shore capacity” while reducing the London headcount. The new parent has acquired Taylor James..

17 Lipsync
123 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UW t 020 7534 9123
md Peter Hampden fac mgr Lisa Jordan
genres film, TV, ads, corporate
credits Peterloo, Colette and Harlots season 2,
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR,Foley,Atmos), grading (4k,2k,HDR), vfx (2d, 3d,animation), editing, telecine (4k)
turnover £20m 
Producer - Turnover 7th Peer - 
“Our best year since records began,” says Lipsync. Much of that is down to the fact that  “high end TV drama continues to grow.”

18 WB De Lane Lea
75 Dean Street, London, W1D 3PU
md Cara Sheppard fac mgr Michael King
genres film, TV credits The Alienist; Black Mirror S2; Mission Impossible Fallout; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlwald
services audio (Stereo,5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (2K, 4K, HDR)editing,animation( 2d,3d)TK (4k) film restoration ,3D
Producer 32nd Peer -
VOD content is up massively, says WB as is the demand for 4K, HDR and Atmos content as standard.

19 Absolute
8 Poland Street, London,
W1F 8PX, New York t 020 7851 6700
md Dan Bennett facility manager Nswana Shilela
genres ads, film, promos, TV,
credits  American Animals, Maniac (Netflix), Finlandia (TVC)
services audio, grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing
turnover £7m
Producer 13th Turnover 19th Peer 22nd
Absolute says this year it has grown and “taken on a significant number of film and  TV projects to accompany our commercial work.”

20 Gorilla
GloWorks, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4GA t 0292 0399 800
md Rich Moss, fac mgr Paul Owen
\genres TV, film, corporate
credits Kiri Channel 4, Extreme Cake Makers Channel 4, Surgeons: At the Edge of Life BBC2
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (2K, 4K, HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, camera hire, TV studios
Turnover £4.5m
Producer 25th Turnover 26th Peer 14th
A “massive growth in picture post” for Gorilla due to “more HETV and large volume series.”

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