The Ink Factory

The Ink Factory expands John le Carré slate into Asia, with 127 Wall backing

The Ink Factory, the Endeavor Content-backed UK and US prodco behind The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl, is expanding into Asia with a slate of John le Carré adaptations for the territory, for which it will also provide financing. The expansion is being supported by Hong Kong and London-based media investment firm 127 Wall […]

The Ink Factory taps Warp Films’ exec Barry Ryan to replace Tracey Josephs

Endeavor Content-backed UK and US prodco The Ink Factory has named longstanding Warp Films executive Barry Ryan as head of production, replacing Tracey Josephs who left the company last month. He will oversee production of the London and LA-based company’s slate of TV series and feature films, reporting into creative director Katherine Butler and COO […]

The Ink Factory extends 127 Wall co-financing deal, promotes Rod Henwood

The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl prodco The Ink Factory has struck a new deal with investor 127 Wall Productions that will see it cover development funding and increase its spending on co-production financing. The London and LA-based indie has also promoted Rod Henwood, formerly chief strategy officer, to the newly created position […]

Former BBC exec Maggie Boden joins Ink Factory creative team

Maggie Boden has been hired as director of development for the London and LA-based indie prodco The Ink Factory. Boden, who was formerly development producer for BBC Drama Studios and Big Light Productions, will be based out of the London office and report to The Ink Factory’s recently appointed creative director Katherine Butler. She also […]

Endeavor Content buys into ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ prodco The Ink Factory

Endeavor Content is taking a minority stake in The Ink Factory, the London and LA-based production firm behind dramas including The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl. The deal will see Endeavor set up a bespoke development fund for Ink to draw on and allow the companies to work together to create high-end TV […]

From Slough House with love?

Apple TV+ has turned to a familiar genre for its first European drama, but what makes spy stories so enduring and are we reaching saturation point? Stephen Arnell explores Since joining Apple in 2017, Jay Hunt has kept a relatively low profile. All this could be about to change after the recent launch of the […]

Ink Factory recruits Raw’s Katherine Butler as creative director

Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired Raw exec and American Animals producer Katherine Butler as creative director. Butler most recently served as scripted creative director for Raw, and she is also the former Film4 deputy head of film. She is to oversee the studio’s film and television slate globally, which includes managing the […]

The Ink Factory taps Endor’s Tom Nash as exec producer

Simon and Stephen Cornwell’s The Ink Factory is expanding its creative team with the appointment of Endor Productions’ Tom Nash, who will serve as executive producer. In his new role, Nash will help create and produce theatrical films and scripted series, in addition to overseeing physical production on a number of titles across Ink Factory’s […]

In the spotlight: Simon & Stephen Cornwell

The Ink Factory founders, and sons of author John le Carré, discuss the changing face of television and bringing their father’s stories to new audiences. Andy McDonald reports Stephen and Simon Cornwell set up production company The Ink Factory in 2010, with a core part of their strategy to adapt the work of their father. LA-based […]

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