'Peaky Blinders' Executives Form U.K. Production Firm Moonage Pictures
The name is inspired by the David Bowie song 'Moonage Daydream.'
Three senior British TV executives have come together to form their own production banner.
Will Gould, co-head of Tiger Aspect Production whose credits include Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street; Matthew Read, a former BBC commissioner who helped bring the likes of Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley and Taboo to the broadcaster; and Frith Tiplady, Tiger Aspect's chief commercial officer, have unveiled Moonage Pictures, set to officially launch in March.
Moonage Pictures, whose name is inspired by the David Bowie song "Moonage Daydream," will be a drama-focussed company and is set to launch its first production shortly.
"I am hugely excited to be teaming up with Matthew and Frith — two of my favourite people in TV — for this new adventure," said Gould. "The past 12 years at Tiger Aspect have been the time of my life, and I am very proud to have been part of the team that built the company’s drama department into the strong division it is today. But it’s time to return to my core passion — program making. Moonage Pictures has been created to ensure that we provide the right creative environment to explore ideas and opportunities without limitation."
Added Read: "Will and I have been collaborating on all kinds of projects since we met at university so it feels like a logical and exciting progression to team up together on a new creative venture. Working with him and Frith on Peaky Blinders was a brilliant experience and I’m thrilled to be launching Moonage Pictures with them."
Tiplady said: "Television production is a very busy marketplace and we are under no illusion that the world of scripted content is a highly competitive one — but it always comes back to the original idea and the quality of the writing. We want to provide the right structure around the writer to ensure they have the production support they need to realise their vision."