Simon Cornwell - Co-CEO

Stephen co-founded The Ink Factory with his brother Simon. At The Ink Factory, Stephen has recently been executive producer of The Night Manager, and is currently producing Drew Pearce’s forthcoming film Hotel Artemis, starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K Brown, Dave Bautista and Jeff Goldblum. He also produced Anton Corbijn’s 2014 adaption of A Most Wanted Man as well as Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris; co-wrote and produced Netflix Original, Message from the King, directed by Fabrice du Welz and starring Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina and produced Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the novel by Ben Fountain and starring Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund, Chris Tucker and Vin Diesel. Stephen will executive produce The Ink Factory’s forthcoming production of The Little Drummer Girl, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård. With The Ink Factory’s sister company, Giant Squid, Stephen produced Abzû, the twice BAFTA nominated narrative interactive video game from multi-award-winning creator Matt Nava. After working as an award-winning photojournalist, Cornwell moved to California in the late 1980s to join the MA program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema. His graduate film led to him directing two independent features and a TV movie for Showtime before he focused on his work as a screenwriter. In the following 15 years, Cornwell wrote for most of the major Hollywood studios, working with numerous directors and producers including Ridley Scott, Guy Ritchie, Kathleen Kennedy, Joel Silver, Doug Liman, Frank Marshall, Thomas Tull and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. With his writing partner Oliver Butcher, Cornwell co-wrote the 2011 hit Unknown starring Liam Neeson.

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