Scott Smith set to direct his debut feature “INK” for Fulton Market Films, Leigh Jones produces

SCOTT SMITH of Fulton Market Films, formerly a creative director at Leo Burnett and Element 79, is in preproduction on his first feature, “INK,” slated to begin in October. Casting is underway.

“INK” tells the story of a desperate Chicago newspaper editor who finds himself in dire straits when his paper folds around him.

Smith adapted the story with Eric Anderson from Charles Dickinson’s novel “Rumor Has It.”

He was a top-three finalist in Project Greenlight for his comedy short “Ten.” He’s also directing a documentary for Fulton Market about the seven individuals who play University of Wisconsin mascot Bucky Badger.

Leigh Jones (“5-25-77”) is producing. Fulton Market founder John Fromstein, a 25-year advertising veteran, is executive producer. See