EWA Network and Pour les femmes dans les Media present the third Woman in Series Award to Nicola Shindler
EWA Network's Director of Strategy, Edel Brosnan, was clear in Series Mania:"This evening, we are celebrating Series Mania’s third annual Woman in Series Award, a landmark award that we have been proud to support since its inception. At EWA, we champion gender equality, pay parity and inclusion in the screen industries for all women, from all backgrounds, and we firmly believe that long-form series, short-form series and single films all benefit from a plurality of voices and creative visions, from shining a light on communities, characters, regions that we don’t always see on our screens. A world-class producer needs to seek out and support these authentic visions and the visionaries that create them. That is why we are so thrilled that this year’s winner of the Woman in Series Award is Nicola Schindler. Acclaimed among writers as a writer-friendly producer par excellence, she has been instrumental in championing the words, and work of so many super-talented writers, including Russell T Davies, Sally Wainwright, Lenny Henry, Paul Abbott, Dan Sefton, Tony Marchant, Amelia Bullmore, Danny Brocklehurst, Matt Greenhalgh and Sarah Soleman. Time and again, she has proven that there is a wide – and until recently – under-served – audience for stories exploring the lives of female characters, LGBTQ characters and communities on the margins. We at EWA applaud her for her stellar achievements in widening the definition of “bankable” TV drama."
And we presented the award to Nicola Shindler, whose acceptance speech you can watch it here below.
Shindler's latest drama series, the first Quay Street Productions drama, is Nolly. Written by Russell T Davies and starring Helena Bonham Carter, the series is included in Series Mania’s official selection. 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.
Shows produced recently by Shindler take in Sally Wainwright’s “Happy Valley” (2014), Harlan Coben’s “The Five” (2016) and “Safe” (2018), Russle 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. Duting 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”.