Nicola Shindler, the leading UK drama producer behind hits including BBC One’s Happy valley and Netflix The foreigner, launched its new production team ITV Studios, naming the company Quay Street Productions.
Shindler announced last September that she was leaving Red Production Company after 21 years to go into business with ITV Studios, and today marks the unveiling of her new business in the industry.
Manchester-based Quay Street takes its name from the street where Granada Television was based and where Shindler spent the start of his career working as a screenwriter on Robbie Coltrane’s iconic series. Cracker.
Quay Street has yet to announce any development plans, but Shindler is keen to tap into relationships with writers such as Russell T. Davies, Sally Wainwright and Danny Brocklehurst. ITV Studios will ensure the international distribution of its programs.
Shindler said, “I’ve been doing TV shows for over 20 years and still have the same pleasure to tell amazing stories with amazing characters and to work with the best talent. To have the opportunity to start this new chapter in my career at Quay Street Productions is a privilege and extremely exciting. I want to create a new friendly, ambitious and exceptional company.