Comedian Justin Moorhouse is setting up a new production company at The Greenhouse. He’s established Working Men’s Productions with writer Jim Poyser and marketing agency MC2.
“There is a real appetite from broadcasters for content with a northern flavour. Jim and I have built up an impressive contacts book over the years which stands us in great stead. There’s so much fantastic northern talent that we can call upon,” said Moorhouse.
“MediaCityUK is the perfect environment for us. There’s a great eco-system of writers and good access to key decision makers within the industry. We want to ensure that the best comedy is written, produced and filmed here in the north. MediaCityUK is a place where that can happen.”
Moorhouse starred in Phoenix Nights and Looking For Eric and Poyser’s production credits include The Driver, Shameless and In With the Flynns.
They say that there are already a number of projects in development, ranging from sitcoms to radio programmes.
MC2 will provide marketing and back office support as well as working on creating content for brands and other broadcast channels.