The Ink Factory

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 […]

Ink Factory hires ex-Zodiak CEO Rod Henwood

Indie studio The Ink Factory has appointed industry heavyweight and former Zodiak UK boss Rod Henwood as its first chief strategy officer. Henwood will be responsible for strategy, partnerships, story-world development and marketing. He will also take a seat on Ink Factory’s board of directors. Former CEO of Zodiak in the UK, Benelux and India, […]

Film4 exec joins Ink Factory as production chief

The Ink Factory has hired Film4’s Tracey Josephs (pictured) as head of production, and six other execs in its development, commercial and marketing teams, after securing US$180m in funding for growth. Josephs will oversee physical production and participate in setting the strategic direction of the UK-based company. She will help create and produce both theatrical […]

Night Manager prodco inks $180m funding deal

The Ink Factory, the production company behind BBC and AMC drama The Night Manager, has raised US$180 million in funding capacity. The company described the new financing as “transformational” and said it would significantly enlarge its geographic reach, access to creative assets, development capacity and production capability. The Ink Factory said it will use the […]