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Production 100 2010 Back to Reports & survey Listing

41 Baby Cow Productions
t 020 7612 3370 w babycow.co.uk ceo Henry Normal director Steve Coogan finance directorJonathan Merrell head of production Kerry Waddell staff 11 turnover £6.6m profit £1.35m commissions 10 hrs commissioned 15.5 hrs tx’d 15.5 key shows Gavin and Stacey 3 (BBC1) Ideal 5 (BBC2/3) Home Time (BBC2) genre ent, fact ent, drama

42 Windfall Films
t 020 7251 7676 w windfallfilms.com chairman David Dugan producer/ director Ian Duncan company dir Oliver Morse series producer Carlo Massarella head of prod Kristina Obradovic staff 22 turnover £6.5m profit £364k commissions 11 hrs commissioned 38 hrs tx’d 26 key shows Inside Nature’s Giants series 2 (C4) Big, Bigger, Biggest series 2 (Five) Heavy Haulers (TLC) genre fact, fact ent, drama

43 ETV Media Group
t 020 7820 4470 w etv.tv ceo Mark Cullen md Mark Murphy chief creative officer Adrian Swift staff 55 turnover £6.06m profits £100k commissions 3 hrs commissioned 2,985 hrs tx’d 2,983 key shows Spandau Ballet Live at the O2, Gala TV (Gala Coral Group), Thomas Cook TV (Thomas Cook) genre ent, fact, fact ent


44 Love Productions
t 020 7067 4820 w loveproductions.co.uk creative directors Richard McKerrow, Anna Beattie exec producers Elliot Reed, Kieran Smith staff 17 turnover £6m profits £450k commissions 9 hrs commissioned 45 key shows Famous, Rich & Homeless (BBC1), Young, Autistic & Stagestruck (C4), Tower Block Commons (C4) genre ent, fact, fact ent

Love Productions specialises in accessible, entertaining TV with social purpose at heart such as Famous, Rich and Homeless and Young, Autustic and Stagestruck. Having made its name with BBC3 shows like The Baby Borrowers and Young Mums’ Mansion, Love has recently started working with BBC1 and BBC2 and is on the verge of landing its first ITV1 order. “Like many indies, we do get typecast for making a particular genre of television and it’s always exciting to make different shows and break into new genres,” says creative director Richard McKerrow. This summer’s BBC2 series Great British Bake Off is a case in point. Love’s Bristol office has been busy recently making series such as Wags, Kids and World Cup Dreams, and its US office started up again this year to make Kidnapped by the Kids for the Oprah Network.

45 Keo Films

t 020 7490 3580 w keofilms.com md Zam Baring creative director Andrew Palmer director Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall staff 28 turnover £5.7m (statutory figure awaiting board approval) profit £585k key shows Welcome to Lagos (BBC2) River Cottage “Winter’s on the Way” (C4) Meet the Natives: USA (Travel,NGCI) genre fact, fact ent

It’s been a “surprising” year for Keo Films, says md Zam Baring. “Everything fell off a cliff in about June or July 2009 and we thought there was going to be a meltdown. It didn’t transpire in the end and in fact it turned out to be one of our best years.” Highlights included the acclaimed Welcome to Lagos for BBC2 and its Stateside version of Meet the Natives: USA for Travel/NGCI. And, of course, Keo’s co-owner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall also continued making episodes of River Cottage for C4. Keo makes 84% of its turnover from TV production, and says its rights catalogue accounts for 7% and new media for 8%. Falling budgets and the need to co-finance are among Keo’s concerns for the year ahead, says Baring, as is “whether our small scale is going to count for us or against us.”

46 Outline Productions
t 020 7424 7600 w outlineproductions.co.uk md Laura Mansfield creative director Helen Veale head of popular factual & features Bridget Bosely staff 10 turnover £5.2m commissions 5 hrs commissioned 40 hrs tx’d 36 key shows Economy Gastronomy (BBC2) Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance (C4) Fat Families (Sky) genre fact, fact ent

47 DLT Entertainment
t 020 7631 1184 w dltentertainment.com president Don Taffner director of comedy and drama John Bartlett vice president Jeff Cotugno staff 7 turnover £5.1m profit £300k commissions 1 hrs commissioned 11 hrs tx’d 1 key shows My Family (BBC1) genre ent, fact ent

48 Bwark Productions

t 020 7749 9510 w bwark.com directors Iain Morris, Damon Beesley head of production Leo Martin staff 4 turnover £5m profit £1.8m commissions 3 hrs commissioned 7.5 hrs tx’d 6 key shows The Inbetweeners (E4) The Persuasionists (BBC2) genre comedy, drama

49 Icon Films

t 0117 3171717 w iconfilms.co.uk creative director Harry Marshall md Laura Marshall head of production Andie Clare head of business Lucy Middleboe head of finance Steve Ashworth staff 58 turnover £4.7m hrs tx’d 13 key shows River Monsters (Animal Planet US) The One Show - VT inserts (BBC1) The Headhunters of World War II (C4) genre fact, fact ent

50 Tern Television
t 01224 211 123 w terntv.com joint mds David Strachan, Gwyneth Hardy creative director Harry Bell head of development Miranda Peters staff 40 turnover £4.5m profit £18k commissions 11 hrs commissioned 32 hrs tx’d 40 key shows Beechgrove Garden (BBC Scotland) Beauty of Maps (BBC4) Secret Guide to Women’s Health (Sky Real Lives) genre factual, fact ent, kids

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