Having launched as a new initiative in 2021, coupled with today being International Women's Day, Laurence Herszberg, Founder and General Director of Series Mania, and Francesco Capurro, Director of Series Mania Forum, announce that Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer and Chief Executive of Quay Street Productions is the recipient for its Third Annual “Woman in Series Award.”
This award, in association with European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA Network) and Pour Les Femmes Dans Les Médias (PFDM), is given to a remarkable woman from the audiovisual industry to honor her vision and leadership.
“When we launched the ‘Woman in Series’ Award in 2021, our mission was to highlight and value the work of women within our industry as this is something that is incredibly important to me and close to my heart. I am incredibly honored to present Nicola with our award this year. As the founder of Quay Street Productions, coupled with her 25 years’ experience as a multi award-winning British television producer, Nicola is a true leader in every sense of the word and is certainly worthy of this wonderful award,” comments Laurence Herszberg.
Nicola Shindler says: “I’m really honoured to receive Series Mania’s Woman in Series Award. I love making drama, and to be recognised for my body of work is a privilege. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most incredibly talented people – writers, producers, directors and so many more, who have enabled me to do so, and I have to thank them for their commitment and support. I’m excited for the next chapter with my new production company Quay Street Productions, having just launched our first drama, 'Nolly', and we’re in production on more exciting dramas.”
Laurence Bachman, President of the association Pour les Femmes dans les Médias comments: “Today, more than ever, we wish to salute, encourage, and reward inspiring women in business and media, with a recognized and remarkable career in the audiovisual industry. Still under-represented in the top leading functions (around 10%), this prize must value the place of women in the media industry and demonstrate that women must feel legitimate and dare. Celebrating those women is one of PFDM’s missions. We are thrilled to give this award to Nicola Shindler. She explores innovative stories working with new and established writers demonstrating her talent as a great producer.”
Anamaria Antoci, Executive Director of EWA says: “As a pan-European network for women working in the screen industries, we believe it is vital to highlight the creative and commercial successes of female producers and executives in an industry where women are still under-represented at all levels. In a career spanning over 25 years, Nicola Shindler has produced ground-breaking, entertaining, award-winning drama, from 'Queer as Folk', 'Last Tango in Halifax', and 'Happy Valley', to 'It’s a Sin', 'Harlan Coben’s Stay Close', and 'Nolly'.”
Created in 2021, Woman in Series Award went to Christina Sulebakk, GM of HBO Max EMEA, for its first edition and in 2022 to Mo Abudu, CEO, The EbonyLife Group.