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Shefali Malhoutra

Executive Producer / Development Producer

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Shefali is an experienced drama executive who has worked as an executive producer, producer and head of development. She has a wide range of talent connections, as demonstrated in her current role at Black Box Multi Media. She has a strong record of championing emerging and diverse voices. Having worked outside the UK for HBO Europe, BBC Worldwide Mumbai, Film London’s Microwave International and as a producer for ITV in India, Shefali has a distinctively global outlook. Shefali has a degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge University.

Work

Experience

Black Box Multi Media (2020-2022)
Current

Development Producer
Working across the English-language slate of projects for this international production company (UK-Italy-Spain).
Original ideas and adaptations from existing IP with writers including: Catherine Steadman (green lit 4 x 1 mini series for Paramount Plus), Sophie Cousens (green lit feature), Kate O’Riordan, Dan Sefton, Megan Everett Skarsgard, Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, Gaby Chiappe and Alex Perrin, Pete Jackson, Joe Ahearne, Julie Rutterford.

Freelance (2018-2020)

Development Producer & Script Producer
Worked on a portfolio of television projects that includes ‘Uncle Silas’ by Joe Ahearne (3 x 60) and ‘Arctic Summer’ by Richard Mason (3 x 60).

Script edited for feature films on a project by project basis.

The Imaginarium Studios (2015-2017)

Executive Producer
Created a TV slate for the UK and international market. Through sourcing original ideas, as well as novels and non fiction, Shefali developed an eclectic range of genre series, mini- series and event specials with a range of writers: Joseph Wilde, Ian Rashid, Deborah Haywood, Nina Raine, Richard Mason, Tony Jordan, Rae Brunton

Spaceship (2015)
iFeatures 2

Script Editor
Feature Film.
Writer/director: Alexander Taylor
Cinema release May 2017

Shakespeare India (2015)
Film London / British Council

Script Mentor
Competitive scheme to select a contemporary Shakespeare interpretation by British Asian and Indian filmmakers to mark 400 years since the death of Shakespeare. Winner: ‘The Hungry’ Writer director Bornila Chatterjee. Premiered at TIFF 2017

HBO Europe (2012-2014)

Script Consultant : Original Drama Production
Series and mini-series development for Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Poland.

Umbre (Shadows) (2014-2015)
HBO Romania

Script Consultant
8 x 45’ drama set in Bucharest about a family man with a secret criminal life.
Adapted from the Australian drama SMALL TIME GANGSTER.
Writer: Bogdan Mirica

Wataha (The Border)
HBO Poland / Walter Presents Channel 4

Script Consultant
6 x 45’ original thriller series about a squad of Polish Border Guards at the Polish/Ukrainian border.
Writer: Julie Rutterford/Artur Kowalewski.

Tarsas Jatek (Shall We Kiss) Season Two (2013)
HBO Hungary

Script Consultant
13 x 30’ ensemble romantic comedy set in Budapest. Season one adapted from an Israeli format. Season Two original scripts.
Lead writer: Andrea Vesjits

iFeatures / South West Screen (2009-2010)

Development Executive
Competitive scheme to produce three micro budget feature films set in Bristol, from pitch, through treatment, to script. Films produced from over 500 entries.

Flying Blind (2012)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writer Caroline Harrington
Director Kasia Klimkiewicz

In The Dark Half (2011)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writer: Lucy Catherine
Director Alastair Siddons

Eight Minutes Idle (2011)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writers: Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe Director: Mark Simon Hewis

The Lady (2011)
Left Bank Pictures / Europacorp

Development Producer
Feature film
Writer:Rebecca Frayn
Director: Luc Besson
Producer: Andy Harries/Virginie Silla
Starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis

BBC Worldwide, Mumbai, India (2008)

Consultant, Drama
Development of BBC drama formats for Indian broadcasters

ITV Drama and Comedy (2000-2007)

Script Executive 2000 – 2006
Executive Producer 2006 – 2007
Producer 2004 – 2006
Head of Development 2001 – 2004

Perfect Parents
ITV1

Executive Producer
1 x 120
Writer/Director: Joe Ahearne
Producer:Nicole Cauverien
Cast: Christopher Ecclestone, Susannah Harker, Lesley Manville, David Warner

What We Did on Our Holiday
ITV1

Executive Producer
1 x 120
Novel adaptation by Andy Watts
Director: Jeremy Webb
Producer: Chris Carey
Cast: Shane Richie, Pauline Collins, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Angeline Ball
Filmed entirely on location in Malta

Losing Gemma
ITV1

Producer
2 x 90
Novel adaptation by Robert Murphy
Director: Maurice Phillips
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Alice Eve, Jonas Armstrong, Jason Flemyng, Rachel Leskovac
Filmed entirely on location in India

The Kindness of Strangers
ITV1

Producer
2 X 90
Writer: Kate O’Riordan
Director: Tony Smith
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Julie Graham, Hermione Norris, Neil Pearson

Bloodlines
ITV1

Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Mike Cullen
Director: Philip Martin
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Emma Pierson, Max Beesley, Kieran O’Brien, Kevin McNally

The Walk
ITV1

Development Executive
1 x 120
Writer: Michael Chaplin
Director: Mark Brozel
Producer: David Boulter
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Nicola Stephenson, Philip Glenister
Filmed entirely on location in Morocco

Eleventh Hour (Episode 1)
ITV1

Development Producer
4 x 90
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Director: Terry McDonough
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen
Remade by Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC USA starring Rufus Sewell, 13 episodes

Donovan
ITV1

Assistant Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Mike Cullen
Director: Simon Delaney
Producer: Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Tom Conti, Samantha Bond

Lenny Blue
ITV1

Assistant Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Stephen Butchard
Director: Andy Wilson
Producer: David Boulter
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Ray Winstone, Charlie Creed Miles

The Bill (1998-2000)
Pearson Television / ITV1

Script Editor
Hour long eight pm police procedural series on ITV1