Endeavor Content buys into le Carre producers The Ink Factory

The alliance aims specifically to address the US TV market 

By Nia Daniels 18 Feb 2020

Endeavor Content buys into le Carre producers The Ink Factory
The Night Manager, via Des Willie/AMC - © 2016 AMC Network Ent/BBC

Endeavor Content, the content financing, development and sales division of Endeavor, has bought a minority stake in London and LA-based production company The Ink Factory.

The alliance will be aimed specifically at the US TV market with high-end TV drama projects with globally relevant themes being developed out of Ink’s LA base. The partnership deal also includes Endeavor setting up a bespoke scripted development fund for The Ink Factory to draw on.

Endeavor Content will have a first-look agreement covering film and TV to sell Ink Factory projects internationally.

The two parties will also collaborate in new areas such as podcasts and other digital projects.

Simon and Stephen Cornwell, co-CEOs and Founders at The Ink Factory, added: “Today marks a big moment in The Ink Factory’s progress. This partnership with Endeavor Content will help us accelerate our growth as an independent studio and will significantly enhance our US market presence.

"We look forward to building on the fruitful collaboration we have had with Endeavor Content since their inception as our sales partner on ‘The Night Manager,’ and we are excited to enter the new decade with Chris, Graham and their brilliant team at our sides.”

Graham Taylor and Chris Rice, co-presidents of Endeavor Content, said: “Telling global stories to a worldwide audience is the essence of Endeavor Content, and The Ink Factory is uniquely positioned to create content that does just that.”

Simon and Stephen Cornwell are the sons of  David Cornwell, better-known as best-selling spy author John le Carre. The pair set up The Ink Factory in 2010; the company has gone on to produce wide-ranging international hits such as The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl.

The company is currently developing a series based on The Spy Who Came in From the Cold in association with Paramount TV, the BBC and AMC.

Photos via Des Willie/AMC - © 2016 AMC Network Ent/BBC and AMC/BBC. 

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