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‘It’s a Sin’, ‘Happy Valley’ producer Nicola Shindler receives Series Mania Women in Series Award

Nicola Shindler, CEO of Quay Street Production and producer of critically acclaimed British series such as It’s a sin, Strange as Folk And Happy valleyhas been named the winner of this year’s Woman in Series award by the International Television Festival Series Mania.

Laurence Herszberg, founder and general manager of Series Mania, and Francesco Capurro, director of the festival’s industry section, the Series Mania Forum, revealed the news on Wednesday, right on International Women’s Day.

The Women in Series award, awarded in partnership with female professional associations, the European Women’s Audiovisual Network and Pour Les Femmes Dans Les Médias, honors the vision and leadership of “a remarkable woman in the audiovisual industry”. Shindler will receive the award on March 21 at a gala ceremony in Lille, France.

A prolific producer, Shindler has been a driving force behind high-end British drama for decades. She has worked with the likes of Russell T. Davies, Sally Wainwright, Sarah Solemani, Paul Abbot, Tony Marchant, Amelia Bullmore, Lenny Henry, Matt Greenhalgh and many more to screen British dramas such as the Channel 4/HBO limited series. to bring. It’s a sin and BBC/HBOs Years and yearslong-running BBC hit Happy valley And Last Tango in HalifaxChannel 4’s Strange as Folk, Find Alice, No return And Butterfly for ITV and Harlan Coben’s Stranger for Netflix.

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“Nicola is a true leader in every sense of the word and certainly deserves this wonderful award,” said Herszberg.

In 2021, Shindler set up her own outfit, Quay Street Productions, with support from ITV Studios. The company’s first production, Nolly, a limited series following the rise and fall of British soap star Noele Gordon, written by It’s a sin‘s Russell T. Davies and starring Helena Bonham Carter, bowed on ITVX in the UK last month. Upcoming series include the comedy drama Other halfstarring Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour, also for ITVX, After the Flood for ITV, Harlan Coben’s Fool me once for Netflix, and the feature film drama Men up for the BBC.

Prior to founding Quay Street, Shindler founded RED Production Company in 1998, which she ran for over 20 years. She also previously served as chief executive and chief creative officer at StudioCanal UK.

“I am truly honored to receive Series Mania’s Woman in Series Award,” Shindler said in a statement. “I love making drama, and to be recognized for my body of work is a privilege. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most incredibly talented people – writers, producers, directors and many more, who have enabled me to do this, and I have to thank them for their dedication and support.

The 2023 Series Mania festival will run from March 17-24.

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