Nicola Shindler, the well-known British drama producer behind hits like BBC One’s Happy valley and Netflix The unknownlaunched their new ITV Studios production outfit called Quay Street Productions.
Shindler announced last September that she was leaving Red Production Company after 21 years to do business with ITV Studios. Your new company will be presented to the industry today.
Manchester-based Quay Street takes its name from the street on which Granada Television is based and on which Shindler spent the first part of her career as screenwriter for Robbie Coltrane’s iconic series cracker.
Quay Street hasn’t announced any development projects yet, but Shindler is keen to build relationships with writers like Russell T. Davies, Sally Wainwright, and Danny Brocklehurst. ITV Studios will take over the international distribution of their shows.
Shindler said, “I’ve been doing television drama for over 20 years and I still have the same thrill of telling amazing stories with incredible characters and working with the best talent. Having the opportunity to begin this new chapter in my career at Quay Street Productions is a privilege and extremely exciting. I want to create a friendly, ambitious and extraordinary new company. “