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December 2017

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  • The Televisual Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual's exclusive annual report, the Commercials 30, and finds that while budgets are down and production companies are under threat from agency in-house units, commercials producers are finding new horizons beyond ads too.
  • Commercials 30: Best in Show
    Commercials producers also get to vote for their favourite directors, stand out ads and top rated agencies along with their favourite post houses, editors and vfx ops. We reveal the results
  • Commercials 30: The Top 30
    Televisual reveals the Commercials 30 itself, the 30 top rated commercials production companies in the UK
  • Music in Motion
    So what’s next for the music behind the commercials? Will it be another year in the ascendant for London Grime perhaps? Portugese house? Afro beats or the Angolan kuduro sound?
  • Televisual Factual Festival report
    Last month saw Televisual's annual Factual Festival return to Bafta. How to stand out in a world of ever increasing viewer choice was the big theme this time. Tim Dams reports
  • Alison Kirkham in interview
    At the Televisual Factual Festival, the BBC's controller of factual Alison Kirkham outlined the shows the corporation is looking for in the year ahead
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  • 2017: the year in review
    Two very different stories – the rise of SVOD players and the Harvey Weinstein abuse allegations – defined TV’s year. Tim Dams reports
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Production 100 2010 Back to Reports & survey Listing

51= Blast! Films
t 0207 267 4260 w md Edmund Coulthard head of production Claire Bosworth executive producer Simon Ford turnover £4.2 key shows Lennon Naked (BBC4) The Queen (C4) Blitz: The Bombing of Coventry (BBC2) genre fact, fact ent, drama

51= Splash Media
t 020 7255 5434 w joint mds Jane Lush, Fenia Vardanis finance and commercial director Clare Nicholls head of factual Michael Massey turnover £4.2m key shows Piers Morgan On... (ITV1) Candy Cabs (BBC1) Win a Dream Life (BBC2) Fantasy Homes by the Sea (UKTV) genre ent, fact, fact ent, drama

51= True North
t 0113 394 5494 w creative directors Jess Fowle, Andrew Sheldon ceo Glyn Middleton head of production Carol McKenzie staff 12 turnover £4.2m commissions 29 hrs commissioned 179 hrs tx’d 95 key shows Britain’s Underworld (NGCI) To Build or Not to Build (BBC1) Michaela’s Animal Road trip (Five) genre fact, fact ent, kids

54= Firecracker Films
t 0207 349 3400 w ceo Marker Soldinger director Sue Oriel staff 18 turover £4.1 commissions 14 hrs commissioned 28 key shows My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (C4) The Autistic Me (BBC3) The Mermaid Girl (Discovery, TLC, C4) Daredevils (C4) genre fact

54= Red Productions

t 0161 952 6284 w ceo Nicola Shindler md Andrew Critchley staff 8 turnover £4.1m commissions 2 hrs commissioned 5.5 hrs tx’d 1.5 key shows Worried About The Boy (BBC) Single Father (BBC) genre drama

56 Electric Sky Productions
t 01273 224 280 w exec producer David Pounds, Andy Webb development producer Holly Bigsby staff 8 turnover £4.05m commissions 9 hrs commissioned 48 hrs tx’d 64 key shows First Love (Sky Arts) Kylie, Freddie Mercury, Sex Pistols (Bio HD), Eating Art (Sky Arts) genre fact, fact ent

57 Hartswood Films
t 020 8607 8736 w chairman and producer Beryl Vertue producer Sue Vertue general manager Debbie Vertue producer and head of development Elaine Cameron staff 7 turnover £3.9m profit £695k commissions 1 hrs commissioned 4.5 hrs tx’d 0 key shows Sherlock (BBC) genre fact, drama, comedy

58 Green Inc Film & TV

t 028 9057 3000 w md Stephen Stewart creative director Chris Jones head of production Helen Murray exec producer Siobhan O’Gorman staff 10-12 turnover £3.8m commissions 7 hrs commissioned 300 hrs tx’d 16.5 key shows The Afternoon Show Series 6 (RTE) The Friday Show (BBCNI) Stuffed (BBCNI) genre ent, fact ent

59= Blink Films
t 0207 749 3160 w executive producers Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw head of production Sarah Sapper staff 5 turnover £3.6m keys shows When Boris Met Dave (C4) Ancients Behaving Badly (History Channel) The Lion Cub from Harrods (Five) genre fact, fact ent

59= Oxford Film & TV
t 020 7483 3637 w creative director Nick Kent head of drama Mark Bentley head of documentaries Patrick Forbes head of production Annie Lee staff 12 turnover £3.6m profit £100k commissions 6 hrs commissioned 14.5 hrs tx’d 10 key shows The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (BBC2) Revealing Anne Lister (BBC2) Schama’s Obama (BBC2) genre fact, drama, fact ent

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