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Company typePrivately held company
IndustryTelevision production
Headquarters Llanelli, Wales
Number of locations
5 Production Bases (2018)
Key people
Ron Jones, Executive chairman
Arwel Rees, CEO
Angharad Mair, Chairman Wales
Jeff Foulser, Chairman Sunset + Vine
John Willis, CEO Mentorn
Revenue £236 million (2022)
£16.23 million (2022)
£3.46 million (2022)
Number of employees
529 (2022)
Website Official website

The Tinopolis Group is an international TV production and distribution group with businesses based in the UK and US. It produces over 4,500 hours of television annually for more than 200 UK and foreign broadcasters. [1]



A. Smith & Co. 20002011 [2]
Daybreak Pictures 2006 [3]
fFatti fFilms 2013 [4]
Fiction Factory Films 2002 [5]
Firecracker Films 20022012 [6]
Magical Elves 20012014 [7]
Mentorn 19852006 [8]
MSV Post
Passion Distribution 20082012 [9]
Pioneer Productions 19882009 [10]
Sunset+Vine 19762006 [8]
Thunderclap Media 2017 [11]
Tinint 1999
Tinopolis Cymru
Tinopolis Factual Group Scotland 2002
Video Arts 19722007 [12]

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