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Production 100 2018 Back to Reports & survey Listing

Most of the biggest indies are part of global production groups, while many smaller producers have minority investment from larger companies

The big indie groups and global studios dominate the Production 100, accounting for 72.5% of total revenues in the survey – or £1.51bn in total.

That’s slightly down from last year, when the superindies took a 74.5% share of the Production 100 revenues. It chimes too with feedback to the Production 100 that the bigger companies are feeling the pressure as a wave of high profile new indies take root.

ITV Studios remains the biggest group, with UK revenues up 11% to £692m. ITV Studios is followed by Endemol Shine, which has been put up for sale by owners 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management.

All3Media invested in new indies like Unstoppable and Witchery Pictures in the past year. A string of other big companies have also seeded new indies, rather than make expensive acquisitions, including Argonon (Like A Shot) and DRG (Double Yellow).

Among some of the bigger deals, Banijay acquired factual producer 7 Wonder, while Sky Vision bought a controlling stake in Cardiff-based Avanti. Banijay also backed new drama indie Neon Ink.

One of the most prolific dealmakers of the past year was BBC Studios, which boosted its stakes in leading drama producers Lookout Point, Sid Gentle and Clerkenwell Films. BBC Studios generated £432m of revenue for the 12 months to 31 March.

Access ent
Bad Wolf

All3Media
Bentley, Betty, Company, Caravan, Lime, Maverick, Objective, Optomen, Little Dot, Lion, Neal Street, New Pictures, North One, Raw TV, Seven Stories, Studio Lambert, Two Brothers, Two Halves, Unstoppable

Argonon
Leopard, Leopard Drama, Remedy, Windfall, The Bridge, BrightSpark, Transparent, Barefaced TV, Bandicoot, Like a Shot

Avalon
Avalon TV, Liberty Bell, Flame, Topical

Banijay
RDF, IWC, Comedy Unit, Zodiak Kids Studios, Blacklight TV,
7 Wonder, Neon Ink, Yellow Bird, Fearless Minds

BBC studios
Cuba, Amazing, Mighty, Red Planet, Greenbird Media, Lookout Point, Baby Cow, Clerkenwell Films, Sprout, House, 72 Films, Two Cities, Expectation, Sid Gentle

Bob & Co
Woodcut Media

C4
Barcroft, Eleven, Lightbox, Firecrest, Parable, Popkorn Media, Renowned, Spelthorne Community TV, Voltage, Whisper

Endemol Shine
Shine, Princess, Kudos, Dragonfly, Brown Eyed Boy, Remarkable, Tigress, Tiger Aspect, Zeppotron, DSP, Initial, House of Tomorrow, Artists’ Studio, Bandit, Cave Bear, Fifty Fathoms, Wild Mercury, Sidney Street, Shiny Button

Fremantle Media
Thames, Talkback, Boundless, Retort, Newman Street, Euston Films, Shotglass, Dancing Ledge, Full Fat TV, Wild Blue Media, Dr Pluto, Man Alive, Naked Ent

Gravity Media Group
Input Media

Greenbird Media
Tuesday’s Child, Crackit, Rumpus, Handsome, Riverdog, Big Light, Hello Halo, Gobstopper, Pi, Top Hat

ITV Studios
12 Yard, Big Talk, The Garden, So TV, Mammoth Screen, Possessed, Noho, Cats on the Roof, Route 24, World, Twofour, Boom, Boomerang, Mainstreet, Oxford Scientific, Delightful Industries

Lionsgate UK Potboiler TV, Primal Media, Kindle Ent

NBC Universal
Carnival, Monkey, Working Title TV, Heyday Television, Matchbox, Lark

Red Arrow
CPL, Nerd TV, Endor

Sky
Love, Blast! Films, Znak&Jones, Sugar, True North, Chrysalis Vision, Avanti Media

Sony
Left Bank, Electric Ray, Stellify, Blueprint TV, Fable Pictures

StudioCanal
Red Production

Tinopolis
Firecracker, Mentorn, Pioneer, Sunset+Vine, Tinopolis Wales, Daybreak, Fiction Factory, fFatti

Tin Roof
Blink Films, Outline

Vice Media
Pulse Films

Warner Bros
Wall to Wall, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty, Renegade, Yalli

William Morris Endeavour
IMG Media

Zinc Media
Blakeway, Brook Lapping, 
Films of Record, Reef

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