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Pact & DiVA create 80 UK apprenticeships via Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme, run by UK screen trade association Pact and media apprenticeships provider DiVA, has created 80 industry placements for young people. The UK-based initiative, which is part of the UK government’s Plan For Jobs, aims to create six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk […]

Amazon Studios & Neil Gaiman to adapt ‘Anansi Boys’

Amazon Studios has ordered a limited series based upon Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Anansi Boys for Prime Video. The show is produced by Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions, and Red Production Company. The six-episode series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year and will be written by Gaiman and Lenny Henry, alongside […]

BANFF: ‘It’s A Sin’ and ‘I May Destroy You’ take top prizes at 2021 Rockie Awards

It’s A Sin was named program of the year at the 2021 Rockie Awards International Program Competition at this year’s Banff World Media Festival. The five-part 1980s-set drama, was developed by UK-based Red Production Company, for Channel 4 and HBO Max, in association with All3Media International. The show follows a decade in the lives of a […]

SPT hires ‘It’s A Sin’ production head Michaela Fereday for in-house drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has appointed Michaela Fereday as SVP of scripted production on its senior international production creative team. Fereday, who will take up the post next week, will be based in the UK and report to Brendan Fitzgerald, SVP of international co-productions, while working closely with the international scripted teams in Los Angeles, […]

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 […]

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