‘Pure’ prodco Drama Republic names Jude Liknaitzky co-CEO as Greg Brenman steps back


Mediawan-owned Drama Republic has named Jude Liknaitzky as co-CEO, with founder Greg Brenman focusing on new projects at the Doctor Foster and Pure prodco.

Liknaitzky, who was most recently chief creative officer & executive producer at Drama Republic, will work alongside Roanna Benn as co-CEO while Brenman will take a co-founder role.

Jude Liknaitzky

The prodco is currently in post-production for Netflix’s TV adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day, while Liknaitzky and Benn previously developed and produced My Mad Fat Diary and Doctor Foster.

Brenman, Benn and Liknaitzky founded Drama Republic in 2013, with the company producing shows such as The Honourable Woman and Wanderlust before being acquired by Mediawan in 2021.

Benn and Liknaitzky said: “As co-collaborators we have aimed to make shows that have something vital to say about the human condition, as well as being gripping and entertaining, and that will be our ongoing mission.

“We are so fortunate to have long-standing relationships with writers we adore working with and we will be stepping out with new shows from them as well as with newer writers that we are very passionate about. Our other key mission will be to support our development and producing team as they grow through the industry, making shows of their own.”

Brenman added: “As we celebrate 10 years of Drama Republic it feels like an optimum time to be taking the company into this new phase. With Roanna and Jude as joint CEO’s I am confident that DR will go from strength to strength. I look forward to dedicating more time to a slate of diverse and exciting projects at Drama Republic.”

Elisabeth d’Arvieu, CEO of Mediawan Pictures, said the promotion of Liknaitzky “is the perfect continuation of the strategy that they have developed since they created Drama Republic. Mediawan is thrilled to accompany and share their vision in this key territory and build together this new era to develop exciting projects.”

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