Stolen Picture

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Stolen Picture
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures and television
Founded2016
Founder
Headquarters
London
,
England
Key people
Miles Ketley (former CEO)
ParentSony Pictures Television
Websitestolenpicture.com

Stolen Picture is a British film production company founded by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2016, with Miles Ketley joining in July 2017.

Overview[edit]

On 16 May 2017, it was announced that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had launched a film and television production banner called Stolen Picture. The first production by the company was Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy film. Crispian Mills directed the project, based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert. Sony Pictures backed the film, which Pegg and Frost executive-produced.[1]

On 20 September 2017, it was announced that Sony Pictures Television had taken a minority stake in the production company. In addition, Stolen Picture entered into an exclusive television distribution deal with Sony. Concurrently with the Sony Pictures Television announcement, it was announced that Miles Ketley has been appointed CEO of Stolen Picture, joining from Bad Wolf.[2] Wayne Garvie, president of international production for Sony Pictures Television, was subsequently hired as the company's chief creative officer.[3]

On 19 January 2018, it was announced that Stolen Picture was developing their first television project Truth Seekers, a half-hour comedy-horror series about a three-person paranormal investigation team.[4] On 19 October 2020, it was announced that Miles Ketley died unexpectedly, only days before the premiere of the TV comedy Truth Seekers, debuting 30 October.[5]

On 1 May 2019, it was announced that Stolen Picture would develop a television adaptation of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London novel series.[6] However, by July 2022, development on the series moved to Pure Fiction Television and Unnecessary Logo—a production company Aaronovitch himself has created.[7]

In October 2020, Stolen Picture produced the comedy series Out of Her Mind, which was commissioned following a 2018 pilot, Sara Pascoe Vs Monogamy.[8][9][10]

Feature films[edit]

Release date Film Directed by Budget Gross Co-producers Distributor
31 October 2018 Slaughterhouse Rulez Crispian Mills £5.2 million £738,000 Catalyst Global Media Sony Pictures International

Television series[edit]

Release date Series Creators Directed by Co-producers Network
20 October 2020 – 24 November 2020 Out of Her Mind Sara Pascoe Ben Blaine
Chris Blaine
BBC Two
30 October 2020 Truth Seekers Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
James Serafinowicz
Nat Saunders
Jim Field Smith Sony Pictures Television Amazon Prime Video[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (16 May 2017). "Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Launch Stolen Picture Banner With Comedy-Horror 'Slaughterhouse Rulez'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (20 September 2017). "Sony Pictures Television Buys into Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Stolen Picture". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. ^ Stolen Picture Ltd at Companies House UK government database, company filing history info. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ Clarke, Stewart (18 January 2018). "Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, 'Truth Seekers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Miles Ketley dies, CEO of Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Stolen Picture". Deadline Hollywood. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to turn fantasy novel series 'Rivers of London' into a TV series". Radio Times. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London novels are set for TV adaptation". TheGuardian.com. 7 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Sara Pascoe gets BBC Two sitcom". British Comedy Guide. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  9. ^ "Cast revealed for Sara Pascoe sitcom Out Of Her Mind". British Comedy Guide. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  10. ^ Mangan, Lucy (20 October 2020). "Out of Her Mind review – intricate comedy gets into Sara Pascoe's head". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  11. ^ Clarke, Stewart (5 August 2019). "Amazon Boards Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Series 'Truth Seekers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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