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BBC Studios Invests in Scripted Start-Up Moonage Pictures


BBC Studios has acquired a minority stake in the British scripted drama start-up Moonage Pictures.

Moonage was founded by Matthew Read, writer, producer and former commissioning editor for BBC Drama; Will Gould, former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Productions; and Frith Tiplady, former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Drama. The trio is currently in production on Curfew, an eight-part series for Sky One written by Matthew Read and directed by Colm McCarthy.

Gould said: “We’re super excited to be announcing our partnership with BBC Studios. They have a really good understanding of how we want to work; we’re an independent company that values creativity above all else, working with the best of the best to make dramas with a global ambition. BBC Studios can help us do this and we look forward to the journey ahead with them.”

Helen Jackson, managing director of content partnerships at BBC Studios, commented: “Matthew, Will and Frith embody the brilliance of British drama and to partner a production company with their vision and passion for producing bold, colorful and engaging stories was irresistible. I am confident Moonage Pictures will become a vibrant creative powerhouse in the U.K. drama market and beyond. This is exciting news for lovers of British drama across the world.”

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