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The Ink Factory Names Josie Cyrus As VP Creative

Published in Broadcast - 23 June 2023

Published: 14 Aug 2023

Author: John Elmes

The Ink Factory development director Josie Cyrus has been promoted to a senior content role which sees her relocating to the UK to oversee a slate of TV projects.

Los Angeles-based Cyrus has been made vice-president of creative and will move to The Night Manager indie’s London office to steer projects including recently announced adaptation of John Le Carré’s The Constant Gardener. Also on the slate is a similar TV rendering of le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man with Amusement Park and Snabba Cash creator Oskar Söderlund.

Besides the current projects, Cyrus will focus on working with the UK scripted community and The Ink Factory’s creative collaborators to explore opportunities in the domestic market. She will work under the direction of LA-based creative director Michelle Wolkoff, who took up the transatlantic role of creative director in September 2022.

Cyrus joined the Simon and Stephen Cornwell-led indie in 2020, serving as a development executive for TV and film before being made director of development in November. Prior to joining, she served as development coordinator for international scripted development at AMC Networks, where she worked with the team on original commissions and co-productions for AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV and AMC Studios, which include UK favourites Killing Eve and State of the Union (BBC), and Sky’s Gangs of London.

Cyrus said: “I am excited to continue working on the slate of projects built out of The Ink Factory UK office – moving to London allows me to be more hands on with the passionate and talented collaborators we have here, and I look forward to getting even more immersed in the creative community.”

Wolkoff added: “Josie is a vital part of The Ink Factory team, which is seamlessly transatlantic – and we are happy to be welcoming her to our London HQ as well as announcing her promotion.

“Josie has impeccable taste and tenacity, which has helped us to propel our slate of both adaptations and original projects in new and exciting directions.”

The Ink Factory has an extensive slate of active high-end productions including Korean-language The Plotters, an adaptation of Un-su Kim’s critically novel of the same name to which Soo Hugh (Pachinko) is attached to create and executive produce and thriller Her Name is Knight, based on the debut novel of Ghanian-American author Yasmin Angoe.