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October 2014
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  • The Facilities 50 report
    David Wood introduces Televisual's exclusive Facilities 50 survey, the 27th annual survey of the post sector -The producer poll: which post houses are rated highest by their customers? -What are indies now doing inhouse? -The peer poll: who are the fa
  • The art of the live director
    Live event directors need a creative eye, strong leadership skills and nerves of steel. Jon Creamer asks some of the best in the business what it takes to lead a live gallery
  • A festival of film
    BFI London Film Festival director Clare Stewart tells Tim Dams about new British talent in the line up, while the programme advisors pick the cream of the crop
  • Mapping the movies
    Locations around the country are benefiting from the high levels of film production in the UK. Tim Dams reports
  • In interview
    The Natural History Unit's Mike Gunton tells Jon Creamer how his new series, Life Story, lets viewers get a more personal view
  • Documentary outlook
    Celebrated doc maker Ken Burns on how long form, complex films still work
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  • Genre report: specialist factual gets real
    Specialist factual has embraced live events and reality TV to massively broaden its audience. But is it losing touch with its rigorous science and history roots? Pippa Considine reports
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Production 100 2010 Back to Reports & survey Listing

91 True Vision
t 020 8742 7852 w truevisiontv.com md Brian Woods head of productions Jezza Neumann executive producer Deborah Shipley staff 8 turnover £1.25m profit £15k commissions 6 hrs commissioned 10 hrs tx’d 12 key shows Jobless (BBC) Lost Girls of South Africa (C4) Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (BBC) genre fact

92 Rare Day
t 0207 729 8699 w rareday.co.uk founder Peter Dale md Dan Brooke head of development Emily Renshaw-Smith staff 3 turnover £1.21m key shows School of Saatchi (BBC2) genre ent, fact, fact ent, drama

93 Attaboy Television

t 020 7740 3000 w attaboytv.com md Andrew Shaw executive producer Daniel Allum prod manager Tas Awan staff 5 turnover £1.21m commissions 2 hrs commissioned 20 hrs tx’d 20 key shows Wheeler Dealers, series 6&7 (Discovery) genre fact, fact ent, ent

Attaboy’s core business is factual entertainment, and it’s enjoyed particular success with the long running series Wheeler Dealers for Discovery.The business climate remains tough, says managing director Andrew Shaw, who adds that Attaboy has invested in HD production “to remain competitive and deliver the best quality for our clients.” Plans for the year ahead include a move into 3d production, adds Shaw. Attaboy was launched in 1997 by founding directors Daniel Allum and Michael Wood, who had previously worked at the BBC as producers and directors on shows such as Top Gear. Past credits include UKTV’s Car Duels and Discovery’s On Coarse with Dean Macey. Some 5% of its turnover comes from corporate production.

94= Back2Back Productions
t 01273 227700 w back2back.tv director David Notman-Watt staff 8 turnover £1.2m profit £360k commissions 8 hrs commissioned 17 hrs tx’d 17 key shows Responsible Business (CNBC) Dom Joly and the Black Island (C4) Christmas Carols with the Troops (ITV1) genre fact, fact ent

94= Juniper Communications

t 020 7407 9292 w junipertv.co.uk ceo Samir Shah director Belkis Bhegani head of production Paula Prynn staff 7 turnover £1.2m commissions 5 hrs commissioned 30 hrs tx’d 30 key shows The Execution of Gary Glitter (C4), How Do You Know God Exists? (C4), The Politics Show (BBC1) genre fact

94= Testimony Films
t 0117 925 8589 w testimonyfilms.com md, producer/director Steve Humphries producer/director Nick Maddocks staff 6 turnover £1.2m profit £20k commissions 6 hrs commissioned 10 hrs tx’d 10 key shows Hop Skip and Jump (BBC4) The Children who Fought Hitler (BBC4) Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes (UKTV) genre fact

97 Lambent Productions
t 01273 648 380 w lambentproductions.co.uk director Emma Wakefield head of production Isabelle Pavitt staff 4 turnover £1.11m profit £81k commissions 6 hrs commissioned 10 key shows One Under/Teen Undertakers (C4) Evie (Five) Music, Art, Dance around the World (BBC) genre fact

98 Hanrahan Media
t 01789 450425 w hanrahanmedia.com creative director Will Hanrahan commerical director Gill Garter finance director Louise Satchwell staff 7 turnover £1.1m profit £50k commissions 5 hrs commissioned 25 hrs tx’d 22 key shows A History of the World (BBC1) Vanessa George - Evil Up Close (Sky) Gill Hicks - Surviving 7/7 (Sky) genre ent, fact, fact ent

99 Hardcash Productions
t 020 7253 2782 w hardcashproductions.com md David Henshaw executive producer Lesley Bonner staff 3 turnover £900k profit £103k commissions 6 hrs commissioned 6 hrs tx’d 5 key shows Undercover Social Worker (C4) Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby (C4) Undercover Debt Collector (C4) genre fact

100 The Proudfoot Company

t 020 7253 5666 w proudfoot.tv md Michael Proudfoot producer Simon Richardson director Eddie Frost staff 5 turnover £750k profit £45k commissions 1 hrs commissioned 6 hrs tx’d 1 key shows Close up with...(C4/More4) genre fact

Proudfoot works across both television and corporate production, with its TV credits over the past year including C4/More 4’s 6x30-min Close Up With... Producer Simon Richardson says the past year hasn’t been too bad: “Dare I say it, but this year has been somewhat easier than last. New clients are emerging and, although budgets remain lower than pre-October 2008, for the most part, most of our clients are still in business and still keen to make films of one sort or another.” Over the past year, 15% of Proudfoot’s turnover came from television production, 15% from new media, while 70% was derived from corporate. Its corporate clients included Sony Bravia, Rolex and Nike. “Most organisations are aware that content is crucial these days,” adds Richardson.

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