Mediawan & Leonine Studios Takes Majority Stake in Drama Republic


Mediawan & Leonine Studios has acquired 51 percent of the shares in the U.K. production company Drama Republic.

Drama Republic is led by Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn and CCO Jude Liknaitzky, who will all stay on in their respective roles. The producer is home to such acclaimed dramas as Doctor Foster, The Honourable Woman, Pure and The Irregulars.

Pierre-Antoine Capton, CEO of Mediawan, said: “We are delighted to welcome within our family the very experienced and ambitious team of Drama Republic. Combining creative forces and market relevance with Drama Republic unlocks fantastic opportunities for our studio: we look forward to seizing synergies in co-production, distribution and licensing, enabling our local hits to travel globally. Mediawan & Leonine Studios will give us even more firepower on a day-to-day basis to support talents and create appealing content with international potential.”

Fred Kogel, CEO of Leonine Studios, added: “Nurturing talents is part of the common DNA of Leonine, Mediawan and Drama Republic. Our partnership will open up endless new perspectives for talents, as well as our customers and partners. In the last few years, Drama Republic’s Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Greg and Roanna and their team proved their unique capability to produce premium content with a global reach, partnering with both traditional broadcasters and streaming platforms on high-end series. We are very much looking forward to embarking on this exciting journey together and to developing ambitious and inspiring projects with Drama Republic. The creation of Mediawan and Leonine Studios is an important step for both Mediawan and Leonine.”

Brenman and Benn said: “We couldn’t be more excited to be embarking on a long-term partnership with Mediawan & Leonine Studios, one of Europe’s leading drama producers. As the makers of Call My Agent and Dark, their ability to produce stellar content couldn’t be more evident. We are thrilled and honored to help lead their expansion into English-language content.”