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Nicola Shindler launches ITVS-backed Quay Street Productions

Former StudioCanal UK MD & Red Production Company founder Nicola Shindler has launched her new scripted production company under the ITV Studios umbrella. Quay Street Productions will be based in the UK city of Manchester and will focus on producing “modern, innovative, and entertaining programming” for the UK and international market. Shindler’s move was first […]

Stan, Amazon & others buy C4 & HBO Max AIDS drama ‘It’s A Sin’

Broadcasters and platforms in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Australasia have signed pre-sale agreements for Studiocanal-owned RED Production Company’s drama It’s A Sin, following deals with distributor All3Media International. The five-part drama is written and executive produced by Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) and executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Happy […]

Netflix reunites ‘The Stranger’ team for adaptation of Harlan Coben’s ‘Stay Close’

Netflix has commissioned an adaptation of US author Harlan Coben’s best-selling novel Stay Close, with the same team behind The Stranger attached to produce. Stay Close will reunite long-term collaborators Nicola Shindler – who recently launched her own scripted label at ITV Studios – and Richard Fee as executive producers, alongside creator Harlan Coben and Danny […]

StudioCanal hires Fremantle alum Sarah Doole to head Red Production

Shadowplay producer StudioCanal has appointed Fremantle’s recently departed director of global drama Sarah Doole to replace ITV Studios-bound Nicola Shindler. Doole will become CEO at StudioCanal-owned Red Production Company, which was founded by Shindler almost a decade ago. She joins the business on 5 October and will be based in Manchester, with a remit to […]

Alibi renews ‘Traces’ and ‘We Hunt Together’ for second seasons, due 2021

UKTV’s specialist crime drama channel Alibi has recommissioned two of its original series – Traces and We Hunt Together – for second seasons. Produced by RED Production Company for UKTV and BBC Studios Distribution, Traces is based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid, with season one following the work of the […]

Duck Soup appeals to Red script exec

FremantleMedia-backed Duck Soup Films has appointed Red Production Company script editor Jackie Okwera as its head of development. Okwera will join the Leeds-based indie in September, as the company eyes its first scripted television and films commissions. This comes after FremantleMedia bought a 25% stake in Duck Soup, which This is England and Utopia producers […]

Canal + orders Joann Sfar drama Monsters’ Shrink

Canal + has commissioned Red Production Company to produce Joann Sfar’s live action drama Monsters’ Shrink. Red, a UK-based subsidiary of StudioCanal, will work with Sfar to create his first English-speaking live-action series, which follows the story of New Yorker Rebecka Broke, a neurotic and quirky psychoanalyst who discovers her husband has been found dead […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

Netflix & Canal+ co-order Safe drama

Streaming service Netflix and French paycaster Canal+ have co-commissioned an eight-part drama, Safe, which was previously set for Sky. The series comes from writer Harlan Coben, and will star Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Amanda Abbingdon (Sherlock). Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) is attached as writer. A similarly-themed series from Red, Coben and Brocklehurst was announced as […]

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