International: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has struck up a three-year co-development and co-production deal with British Indian film producer Nisha Parti, who will be working on scripted dramas for network, cable and streaming platforms.
Under the agreement, Parti and SPT will co-develop and co-produce a slate of dramas, which SPT will then distribute worldwide. Projects will be co-produced between SPT and Parti through her production company, Parti Productions, which aims to produce dramas for the international market that have a link to India.
Wayne Garvie, president of international production at SPT, said: “Nisha’s innate understanding of the British Indian experience, her proven ability to identify commercially viable projects and her skill in developing and packaging them for multicultural audiences around the world will be a huge asset to SPT. We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with her.”
Parti added: “I am totally thrilled to be working with such an amazing team at Sony Pictures Television. It is a dream partnership for me and I know their expertise, experience and support will help fulfill my ambition of making truly diverse, original, commercial, quality TV drama, with a focus on championing Asian stories and talent.”
Parti’s first feature film, Honour, a London-based, girl-on-the-run thriller, was written and directed by Shan Khan and starred Paddy Considine. Her first TV drama, an adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s The Boy With the Topknot, aired in the U.K. on BBC Two.