Sony Invests in Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s Production Company


Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in Stolen Picture, the new production banner founded by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and signed an exclusive TV distribution deal.

Stolen Picture will produce TV, film and digital projects geared toward a global audience across genres and formats. The outfit’s first project is the film Slaughterhouse Rulez, currently in production for Sony Pictures International Productions.

The company will also add Miles Ketley as CEO. Ketley was previously COO at the independent production company Bad Wolf.

Wayne Garvie, the chief creative officer for international production at Sony Pictures, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this. Nick and Simon are good friends of the Sony group already, and this deal will help us take things to the next level. I’m sure that their boundless zest and creativity, coupled with Miles’ insight and energy, will help build Stolen Picture into an exceptional production company.”

Pegg and Frost added: “We’re inordinately excited to be partnering with Sony and hope to create a diverse range of television and film in line with our own sensibilities. More than that we hope to receive free Walkmans and a lifetime’s supply of cassettes.”

Ketley commented: “Simon and Nick have so many great ideas and are so versatile as writers, performers and producers. When you combine this with the authentic connection with audiences that they already have and the need for multi-genre content across proliferating platforms, Stolen Picture has a rare opportunity to create a diversified slate and have a lot of fun in the process.”