Sex Education producer Eleven has promoted Carissa Hope Lynch to creative director.
She will report to founders Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell.
Hope Lynch joined Eleven in 2019 to work across White Stork by Chris Dunlop for Netflix and Red Rose by the Clarkson Twins for the BBC and Netflix. Alongside production, she has developed a host of projects on the Eleven slate, homing ideas with Channel 4, Netflix, the BBC and Sky.
In 2021, Hope Lynch conceived, designed, and co-facilitated Eleven’s script editor training scheme, Duly Noted, in collaboration with Tolula Dada. The training has scaled up and is rolling out for a second year in 2022, in partnership with the BBC and Sony Pictures Television.
Particularly passionate about championing new voices and driven by story – Hope Lynch’s collaborations have brought her into the orbit of artists like Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, Mika Watkins, Harry and Jack Williams, Chandni Lakhani, and Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet.
Before moving into TV, Hope Lynch gained extensive experience in new writing and writer development. She designed the first phase of the national Write to Play scheme for Graeae Theatre Company, before going on to develop, commission and produce new works for the Royal Court.
Wilson and Campbell said in a joint statement: ““In this exciting phase of growth for Eleven, we are delighted that Carissa will be helping to shape the strategic direction of the slate and the company. She embodies the spirit and ambition of Eleven and we could not be more excited about the future with her.”
Carissa Hope Lynch says ““With vibrant, award-winning shows like Sex Education, a pulsing production pipeline, and a proven track record for championing new talent on and off screen, I couldn’t be more thrilled to conspire with Joel and Jamie and to play a big part in building on Eleven’s successes. It’s hard not to let your imagination run wild with the potential that we and team Eleven know the next couple years could bring.”
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, Eleven produces drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Its work includes Sex Education for Netflix, True Horror for Channel 4, Gap Year for E4, The Enfield Haunting for Sky, Glue for E4, and Cast Offs for Channel 4.
Upcoming projects include Red Rose for the BBC, Netflix and eOne, from Michael and Paul Clarkson, a young adult horror series following a group of 16-year-olds who encounter a supernatural presence on social media.
In 2020 Sony Pictures Television acquired Eleven through a majority stake investment in the company.
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