Nisha Parti, producer of Boy With Top Knot, strikes big deal with Sony to make more multicultural TV
By Barfi Culture Team
4th June 2019

British producer Nisha Parti has signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television for co-development and co-production of projects.

The Hollywood studio will work with her to produce scripted dramas for network, cable and streaming platforms, and distribute them worldwide.

The deal isn't just a recognition of her talent, but of how British Asian talent is being snapped up by Hollywood studios.

"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," said Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, at Sony.

"It is a dream partnership for me and I know their expertise, experience and support will help fulfil my ambition of making truly diverse, original, commercial, quality TV Drama, with a focus on championing Asian stories and talent," said Nisha Parti.

She previously produced the feature thriller Honour as well as the adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera's memoir The Boy with the Topknot for BBC Two.

She has several TV projects in development with BBC Drama and a feature with Film 4, and is working with talent including John Hodge, Patrick Harbinson, Peter Moffat and Dev Patel on Indian set projects, according to Deadline, which first reported this story.

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