May 9, 2018
Media, technology and IP law firm Wiggin has advised Moonage Pictures on its investment from BBC Studios.
Formed in 2017 by Will Gould, Frith Tiplady and Matthew Read, Moonage Pictures is focused on creating original, unconventional, inventive programming for a global audience. Each of the founders has a proven track record in delivering distinctive series to both domestic and international audiences, such as Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street and Fortitude.
BBC Studios has equity stakes and partnerships with a number of high-quality British independent producers as part of its ongoing commitment to support the best creative talent in the UK and take quality British programming to the world. Its investment in Moonage Pictures will allow the team to focus on making creative dramas, now with global ambition.
Corporate group co-head Michael Brader led the team who advised Moonage Pictures. Wiggin’s corporate practice is a UK leader in the independent TV M&A and investment transactions market. Brader has advised on over 60 deals in the sector, most recently advising Koska on its investment from ITV Studios, Bad Wolf on its investments from Access Entertainment, Sky and HBO, Stolen Picture (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) on an investment from Sony Pictures, Label1on an investment from Fremantle, Parable Ventures and Firecrest Films on their investments from Channel 4, Two Brothers Pictures on its sale to All3Media, True North Productions on its sale to Sky, Two Halves Pictures on its investment from All3Media and Access Entertainment on the launch of Benchmark Television, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.