The Televisual Book, a compilation of the best of Televisual magazine’s authoritative industry surveys, reports and features from the past 12 months, is published this week.

The 2017 edition of the Book is an indispensable, in-depth guide to the UK creative industries. It reveals the key talent, trends and kit in production as well as being a source of inspiration for programme makers.

The first section of The Televisual Book reveals the leading production companies in the UK, and is based on Televisual’s long-running Production 100, Film 40, Commercials 30 and Corporate 50 surveys.

Part two of The Televisual Book throws the spotlight on commissioning and funding. It opens with a look at commissioning trends in factual, drama and entertainment, and moves on to reveal top tips for budgeting productions, courtesy of The Production Guild. Part two also includes the highlights of Televisual’s annual Salary Survey.

Next, The Televisual Book focuses on the best kit in the production market today, showcasing the most popular, reliable and industry-rated technology.

We move on to the shoot in part four, which comprises a series of production masterclasses from top programme making talent; there’s input from DoPs, directors, aerial specialists and lighting experts. We also include highlights from Televisual’s annual Studios Report, which profiles the main studio spaces in the UK, as well as excerpts from the Outside Broadcast Survey.

Last but not least, the book moves on to post production. Televisual’s benchmark Facilities 50 survey rounds up the top post production companies as well as revealing the underlying trends in the sector.  We also hear invaluable craft advice from the world’s top editors and colourists. And we look at archive and music too.

The Televisual Book is free for subscribers to Televisual or costs £60 per copy. To subscribe to the magazine or to order a copy of The Book, click here

Tim Dams

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