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Peaky Blinders trio to launch indie Moonage Pictures

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Peaky Blinders exec producers Will Gould, Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady are set to launch a new independent production company Moonage Pictures.

The prodco, which will focus on drama, is set to launch in March 2018. It will shortly be announcing its first production.

Gould is the former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Productions, he departed the company in December 2017. He is joined by ex-BBC Drama commissioner, producer and writer Matthew Read and current co-MD of Tiger Drama Frith Tiplady.

Gould said: “I am hugely excited to be teaming up with Matthew and Frith – two of my favourite people in TV – for this new adventure. 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.”

Read added: “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 that while scripted content is a busy market, success depends on original ideas and quality writing.