Nicola Shindler launches Quay Street Prods
Named after the Manchester street where Granada Television was based and where Shindler spent a part of her early career, Quay Street will focus on working with new and established writers to produce scripted projects for the UK and international markets.
Shindler’s prolific career in TV drama has spanned more than 20 years. She has been responsible for hits including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Years and Years, Queer As Folk, Butterfly, Scott and Bailey, The Five, Safe and The Stranger. Forthcoming credits include Finding Alice, Stay Close and Ridley Road.
She founded RED Production Company in 1998, where she was chief executive for 22 years, and she was also chief executive and chief creative officer at StudioCanal UK.
Shindler, pictured, said: “I’ve been making television drama for over 20 years and still get the same thrill to tell amazing stories with incredible characters and work with the best talent. Having the opportunity to start this new chapter in my career with Quay Street Productions is a privilege and immensely exciting.
“I want to create a friendly, ambitious, and exceptional new company where writers, producers, directors, and actors feel they can bring their best work, see their ideas realised brilliantly and have fun. My partner, ITV Studios, has been incredibly supportive and it’s a joy to embark on this new journey with them.”
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