Quay Street Productions Adds Five New Hires


Quay Street Productions, the Manchester-based production company launched by Nicola Shindler in 2021, has appointed five new members to its team across production, development and business affairs.

Richard Fee joins Quay Street as executive producer. He previously worked with Shindler at RED Production Company, where he produced drama titles for the BBC, ITV, Netflix, Amazon and Sky. His recent projects include the forthcoming Sheridan Smith drama, No Return, and an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys for Amazon.

Davina Earl, appointed as Quay Street’s head of development, is also a RED Production Company alum. There, she headed up development and previously served as script executive on the dramas Safe and Come Home.

Joining the company as head of production, Chris Leach’s credits include Vera and Bancroft. Prior to joining Quay Street, Leach was a production executive at ITV Studios.

Athena Stavrakis will serve as script executive at Quay Street. She most recently served as assistant producer on BBC One’s Sherwood and worked with Shindler as a script editor on several productions for RED Production Company, including The Stranger, Trust Me and Ordinary Lies.

Kate Boyle has been appointed as head of business affairs, having previously been senior business affairs manager for ITV Studios.

Fee, Earl, Stavrakis and Boyle have taken up their new positions with immediate effect, with Leach set to join in February. All are based at the production company’s office in Quay Street Manchester, except Boyle.

Shindler said: “Within its first year, Quay Street Productions has secured its first commission and has more in the wings, and as such, it is hugely important for us to have an incredible team in place to support the company’s ongoing development and growth. Richard, Davina, Chris, Athena and Kate are all hugely talented and bring an array of experience with them. Alongside the team installed since last year, they are overflowing with amazing ideas for fascinating stories that Quay Street Productions can tell, and it’s a very exciting time.”