The Ink Factory is hiring former Warp Films executive Barry Ryan to join the company as Head of Production, replacing Tracey Josephs, who left the company last month.

With The Ink Factory’s portfolio including The Night Manager, Fighting with My Family and The Little Drummer Girl, Ryan will oversee the production of the company’s slate of upcoming TV series and feature films, working with teams in both London and LA. He will report to Creative Director Katherine Butler and COO Rod Henwood.

Ryan joins from Warp Films where he was Head of Production. He has made 25 feature films, 10 TV series and several short films. He co-produced the feature film adaptation of the hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie the English-language debut of Canadian Xavier Dolan’s The Death & Life of John F Donovan; Ben Wheatley’s Kill List and Paul Wright’s For Those In Peril. He also produced Grow Your Own, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter and directed by Richard Laxton, and he line produced Chris Morris’s BAFTA-winning first short My Wrongs 8245-8249 &117, and Dead Man’s Shoes, Warp’s first feature.

Ryan sits on ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Council advising on their training programmes and is also part of PACT’s mentoring scheme.

“After 19 years at Warp Films it is going to be a huge wrench to leave,” says Ryan. “But I couldn’t resist the lure of a company of The Ink Factory’s calibre.”

Since its formation in 2010, The Ink Factory’s has been behind stand-out TV and film titles. In addition, The Ink Factory’s partner games studio Giant Squid created the narrative game ABZÛ, and their latest game, The Pathless, launched in 2020 with Apple Arcade and Epic Games.

Jon Creamer

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