Eleventh Hour Films & Luti Media in Drama Co-Pro Pact


LONDON: Eleventh Hour Films (EHF) has signed a co-production deal with Luti Media to develop a slate of original drama series.

The co-production partnership has already secured its first script commission with Channel 4 for Laylah and the Universe. The drama is penned by actor/writer/director O-T Fagbenle. The partners are also working with award-winning Director X on a music-driven remake of a famous legend.

Jill Green, the managing director of Eleventh Hour Films, producer of hit dramas such as Safe House, Foyle’s War, New Blood and Vexed, said: “Luti and I are very excited to produce content that will push boundaries, resonate with different broadcasters and attract a large, diverse audience. Our skill sets are very different and combined I know we’ll make a formidable team.”

Luti Fagbenle, the founder of Luti Media, best known for music videos for artists such as Zayn Malik, Rita Ora, One Direction and Kanye West, added: “We are blown away by the prospect of working with Jill Green and her dynamic team at EHF. I know that this amazing partnership—with our background in producing high-end visuals and understanding of youth and music culture combined with their enormous wealth of experience in television—will produce some distinctive work.”