‘Little Drummer Girl’ prodco The Ink Factory names creative director

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The Little Drummer Girl prodco The Ink Factory has promoted Michele Wolkoff to creative director, following the exit of Katherine Butler.

LA-based Wolkoff will oversee the global slate of development and production for the company, which is backed by 127 Wall and CJ ENM’s Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content).

Wolkoff was previously head of film & TV at the prodco and has been promoted alongside former Entertainment One exec Ian Spence, who becomes head of finance & operations, reporting to Simon Cornwell in London.

Michele Wolkoff

She replaces Butler, who joined the prodco in 2019 from Raw, having previously been Film4 deputy head of film.

Wolkoff joined joined The Ink Factory in 2020 and before that was head of development at Stephen Garrett’s production company Character 7.

Prior to that, she ran the film department at The Mark Gordon Company and Bazelevs, the production company for Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

The Ink Factory’s current slate includes The Plotters, a Korean-language television series adaptation of Un-su Kim’s novel of the same name, with Soo Hugh (Pachinko) attached to create and executive produce.

Other shows on the slate include a series based on Her Name Is Knight, the debut novel of Ghanian-American author Yasmin Angoe and adaptation of C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold.

Cornwell, co-CEO & founder at The Ink Factory, said: “Our current slate encompasses adaptations from singular new literary voices like C Pam Zhang and masters of genre such as Un-su Kim. Michele brings a new approach to our work on John le Carré’s legacy through adaptations which build on his incredible storytelling in fresh and unexpected ways.”

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