The March issue of Televisual is out this week.

The magazine features our 22nd annual Salary Survey, always one of our most closely read reports.  Based on extensive feedback from our readers, the Survey reveals that pay rates have – in general – risen over the past year, amid high levels of production. See the report for the detailed figures, which include the going daily, weekly and annual rates for key jobs – from runner to executive producer.

There’s also an interview with BBC Studios boss Mark Linsey, who sets out his stall as the corporation’s production arm prepares to go to market from April 1. The launch of BBC Studios looks set to be a key moment in the history of the UK independent production market, and in the interview we find out how it will operate and what its likely impact will be on the indie sector.

Elsewhere there’s a feature on the art of live event directing, where we look at the challenges facing directors of events such as New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Children in Need, Sports Personality of the Year and The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

We also focus on two new C4 shows, Mutiny and The Polygamists, which reveal how the fixed rig is becoming ever more flexible and scaleable for programme makers. Their producers explain how the fixed rig is now just one production tool among many for filming a good story.

The exec producer of ITV’s Little Big Shots, Andy Rowe, also reveals how the show manages to break one of the cardinal rules of showbiz: never work with kids.

And Roughcut head of production Tim Sealey outlines the simple steps that indies can take to make production more sustainable.

There’s a host of other articles and commentary too, as well as showcases of the best of British production.

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Staff Reporter

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