Neal Street is one of the UK’s largest independent drama producers, best known for its hugely successful drama franchise, Call the Midwife, which is the fifth most-watched scripted series in the world. Series four of the show has recently aired and continued to perform as the BBC’s highest rated drama with consolidated viewing figures of over 10 million.
Neal Street was founded in 2003 by industry leading creatives Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling, with Nicolas Brown joining as a director in 2013. It is a multi-award winning production company with a unique portfolio of successful productions, spanning television, film and theatre with an impressive range of talent relationships.
Current television projects also include the second series of transatlantic hit, Penny Dreadful, for Showtime in the US, Sky Atlantic in the UK, starring Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear and Billie Piper, and a second series of critically acclaimed, The Hollow Crown for BBC 2, starring, amongst others; Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville and Michael Gambon.
Other notable credits include films such as Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, Starter for 10 and Things We Lost in the Fire. Theatre credits include the award-winning shows: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Shrek the Musical.
The transaction has the benefits of providing Neal Street with a supportive in-house partner and distributor in the form of All3Media and All3Media International to fund, retain and monetise the rights to its international drama programming, as well as allowing Neal Street to maintain it’s distinctive creative independence.
"All of us at Neal Street are thrilled to be joining forces with All3Media, a company whose philosophy and style feels totally in tune with our own. Tom Manwaring and his team have guided and supported us through the process of finding the right partner with incredible dedication and attention to detail. They took the time to understand our business, managed the transaction with immense professionalism and it is difficult to imagine getting to this point without them."