EWA Network is pleased to announce  an online masterclass with  Nicola Shindler,  the 2023 winner of the Woman in Series Award and Chief Executive of Quay Street Productions.

EWA Network, alongside Séries Mania & Pour les femmes dans les Médias (PFDM) had co-awarded Shindler with the third annual Woman in Series Award to recognise her work and many achievements throughout her career. In one hour informal Masterclass Nicola will talk about insights into her career, barriers she had to overcome and strategic vision of her company.

The talk will be animated by Edel Brosnan and Alexia Muiños Ruiz.

Join us on Wednesday January 17th from 3pm to 4pm CET and get inspired by this true changemaker!

This masterclass is only for EWA Network members. If you are not a member yet, you can join us today

Nicola Shindler

Nicola Shindler OBE is a prolific, multi award-winning British television producer, who has worked with some of the most lauded names in television and created some of its most memorable series.

With over 25 years’ experience in television, Nicola has produced some of the UK’s most successful and award-winning dramas, including Years and Years, Happy Valley, Queer As Folk, Traces, Last Tango in Halifax, Butterfly and most recently Harlan Coben’s The Stranger.  Forthcoming series include Finding Alice and No Return for ITV, Ridley Road for BBC, Traces series 2 for UKTV, Stay Close for Netflix and It’s A Sin for Channel 4/ HBO Max.

Renowned for her relationships with writers, Nicola has worked with an array of the UK’s most prolific and exciting writing talent including Russell T Davies, Sally Wainwright, Lenny Henry, Paul Abbott, Dan Sefton, Tony Marchant, Amelia Bullmore, Danny Brocklehurst, Matt Greenhalgh and Sarah Solemani, on series starring some of the world’s leading on-screen names.

In 2019, Nicola was awarded an OBE and took home one of BAFTA’s highest honours, the Special Award, for her services to British Broadcasting.

Prior to launching Quay Street Productions (part of ITV Studios) in 2021, Nicola founded RED Production Company in 1998, where she was Chief Executive for 22 years, and she also previously served as chief executive and chief creative officer at StudioCanal UK.

Shows produced recently by Shindler take in Sally Wainwright’s “Happy Valley” (2014), Harlan Coben’s “The Five” (2016) and “Safe” (2018), Russell T Davies’ “Years and Years" and It’s a Sin, his consecration, and now “Nolly,” made by Shindler out of her new label launched in 2021. During the conversation in Series Mania, Shindler introduced upcoming Quay Street Productions show “Significant Other,” a drama comedy which is in her own words, "the most unromantic romantic format you’ll see”.