Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Television Invests in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost TV Outfit

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Television Invests in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost TV Outfit

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Miles Ketley joins as chief executive officer.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s fledgling indie TV production outfit Stolen Picture.

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg

As part of the deal, SPT will handle TV distribution for the international-facing film, TV and digital producer, which has also hired Bad Wolf exec Miles Ketley as chief executive officer.

Actor-writers Pegg and Frost first worked together on British sitcom Spaced before going on to star in films such as Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.

They launched Stolen Picture in May, with an eye on international-facing film and TV projects that align with their brand of comedy.

The indie’s first project is comedy-horror film Slaughterhouse Rulez, which is currently in production for Sony Pictures International Productions.

Sony Pictures International will sell the project globally. …

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