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The Ink Factory Taps Maggie Boden As Director of Development

As Seen in ScreenDaily - April 2020

Published: 27 Apr 2020

International Studio Strengthens Creative Team under Katherine Butler

Award-winning London and LA-based independent studio The Ink Factory (The Night Manager, Fighting with My Family, “The Little Drummer Girl”) is ramping up its creative leadership, with former BBC Drama Studios and Big Light Productions development producer Maggie Boden joining as Director of Development, based in the London office.

Boden will be reporting into The Ink Factory’s recently appointed Creative Director Katherine Butler, formerly RAW Scripted Creative Director and Film4 Deputy Head of Film. The appointment follows a recent bolstering of The Ink Factory’s development bandwidth following a strategic partnership agreement with Endeavor Content.

Simon and Stephen Cornwell, co-CEOs and Founders at The Ink Factory, said:

“The Ink Factory is at its core a creative enterprise, committed to originating and developing high quality, thought-provoking entertainment. With exceptional talent like Maggie joining us in the UK under the expert guidance of Katherine, we are creating an enhanced development capability and look forward to significantly expanding our roster of distinctive, original projects in both television and film, and to further strengthening our creative network.”

Katherine Butler, Creative Director at The Ink Factory, added:

“I am thrilled that Maggie is joining our Ink team! Together with her wide-ranging experience and relationships, Maggie brings super-strong creative instincts and impeccable taste with her which will be essential in continuing to build out The Ink Factory’s slate of meaningful, original and brilliantly executed projects”

Maggie Boden joins after holding roles most recently as a development producer for Emmy Award®  nominated Frank Spotniz’s Big Light Productions, and BBC Drama Studios, where she worked alongside Hilary Salmon (“Luther”, “MotherFatherSon”) and Neil McKay (Dream Horse, “Appropriate Adult”). Prior to that, Boden worked as a development producer at Mainstreet Pictures across original drama projects for BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky, and her credits include work on “Mr Selfridge”, “Scott and Bailey” and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”.

Since its formation in 2010, The Ink Factory’s output across film and television has gained strong traction with audiences and critics alike. Its television series (“The Night Manager” and “The Little Drummer Girl”) have been seen in 180 countries by more than 40 million viewers, while it has enjoyed both box office and streamer success with films such as Fighting with My Family, A Most Wanted Man, and Message from the King. In addition, The Ink Factory’s partner games studio Giant Squid created the acclaimed narrative game, ABZÛ, and their latest game, The Pathless, will launch this year with Apple Arcade and Epic Games.