U.Ok. super-producer Nicola Shindler is to step down from her manufacturing firm Crimson, and launch a scripted label underneath ITV Studios. Primarily based in Manchester, the brand new agency will develop and produce premium drama for the U.Ok. and worldwide market.
Shindler, who most not too long ago served as chief artistic officer of London-based Studiocanal U.Ok., will be part of ITV Studios and launch her new firm in 2021, although it’s nonetheless unclear when within the yr she is going to be part of. Worldwide distribution for Shindler’s new label will likely be dealt with by ITV Studios.
The brand new enterprise successfully brings to an in depth Shindler’s relationship with Studiocanal, which took a majority stake in Shindler’s manufacturing firm Crimson in 2013. She turned CEO of Studiocanal U.Ok. in 2018, however stepped into the chief artistic officer position earlier this yr after Leisure One government Alex Hamilton was made CEO of the U.Ok. operation.
Selection has confirmed that Shindler will keep on as CEO of Crimson till the tip of 2020.
Shindler is likely one of the U.Ok.’s most profitable drama producers, with credit together with “Glad Valley,” “Final Tango in Halifax” and “Years and Years” for the BBC; the ground-breaking “Queer As Folks,” “Cucumber” and the upcoming “Boys” for Channel 4; “Butterfly” and 5 seasons of “Scott and Bailey” for ITV and the latest Netflix Authentic, “Harlan Coben’s The Stranger.”
She has fostered robust relationships with writers together with Russell T Davies, Sally Wainwright, Danny Brocklehurst, Sue Perkins, Sarah Solemani, Lenny Henry, Tony Marchant and Paul Abbott.
Shindler first rose to prominence when working for the then Granada Tv as script editor on the ITV drama “Cracker” and gained her first BAFTA Award as producer on “Hillsborough” for ITV, a dramatized account of the 1989 soccer stadium catastrophe.
The chief is the winner of seven BAFTA awards, together with 2019’s Particular BAFTA, and was additionally awarded an OBE for her providers to British Broadcasting.
Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITV Studios, mentioned: “Nicola is certainly one of Britain’s most proficient and prolific drama producers. She’s been behind a few of the U.Ok.’s greatest, most memorable dramas from ‘Queer As Folks’ to ‘Glad Valley’ and I’m delighted that Nicola will likely be beginning a brand new drama enterprise with ITV Studios. I’m trying ahead to, with Nicola, sharing extra particulars about her new label subsequent yr when she joins.”