Our team have exemplary writer, talent and broadcaster relationships coupled with exceptional producer expertise and a real understanding of the commercial nature of the TV business at its heart. Our focus and passion is for the writer and we pride ourselves at putting them at the heart of what we do.

Greg Brenman, Managing Director

Greg Brenman

Managing Director

Greg established Drama Republic with his long-term colleague Roanna Benn in January 2013. Their first production was Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman, an eight-part political thriller for    BBC / SundanceTV which transmitted in the UK & around the world to great success. In 2014, Drama Republic produced the second series of the extremely popular E4 drama My Mad Fat Diary, written by Tom Bidwell and produced in association with Tiger Aspect. In 2015, DR produced Doctor Foster, a psychological drama for BBC One by award-winning dramatist Mike Bartlett, as well as a one-off adaptation of J B Priestly’s extraordinary play, An Inspector Calls. Before Drama Republic, Greg produced over 400 hours of popular and critically acclaimed TV drama with Tiger Aspect Productions. From Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, Prisoners Wives, and Robin Hood right through to Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Omagh, White Girl, Kid in the Corner , Low Winter Sun and the multi BAFTA & Oscar nominated Billy Elliot, Greg spearheaded an exciting range of commercial and critical successes. Through Drama Republic, Greg will continue to produce and develop top quality drama for the UK and around the world.

Roanna Benn, Managing Director

Roanna Benn

Managing Director

“Our aim is to make Drama Republic an environment where creative people – writers, directors, producers and actors – can do their best work and get the support they need and the recognition they deserve. Our ambition is to continue making high-quality, distinctive, entertaining and gripping drama that will reach the widest possible audience.” Roanna began her TV career as a script editor on BBC’s EastEnders and ITV’s Jane Eyre before moving to Tiger Aspect where she script edited four series of Playing the Field by Kay Mellor for BBC 1, Births, Marriages and Deaths by Tony Grounds for BBC 2, the BAFTA-award winning White Girl by Abi Morgan for BBC 2, and the multi BAFTA-winning & Oscar-nominated feature film Billy Elliot by Lee Hall. Also at Tiger Aspect, as either producer, series producer or executive producer, Roanna developed and produced: BAFTA-nominated Coming Down the Mountain by Mark Haddon for BBC 1, Aftersun by David Nicholls for BBC 1, Royal Wedding by Abi Morgan for BBC 2, four series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Lucy Prebble and others for ITV2, two series of Prisoners’ Wives by Julie Gearey for BBC 1, and the first two series of My Mad Fat Diary by Tom Bidwell for E4. Most recently Roanna developed and executive produced the BBC 1 series Doctor Foster by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Doctor Foster was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015 and was recently awarded Best New Drama and best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones at the 2016 National Television Awards. Roanna is currently working on Doctor Foster series 2 and Wanderlust, a new series for BBC 1 written by award-winning dramatist Nick Payne.

Susy Liddell, Director of Production

Susy Liddell

Director of Production

Susy was Head of Production for BBC Drama for the last five years where she oversaw some of the corporation’s biggest dramas, including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Holby City, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, House of Saddam, Cranford, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Larkrise to Candleford, Luther and Ladies Paradise to name but a few.

Prior to this she was Head of Production for BBC Films making films for theatrical release. She has also worked in the Commercial sector as Head of Production for ITV Drama, Comedy and Factual Drama where she was instrumental on the acclaimed dramas Dr Zhivago, The Forsyte Saga, The Jury, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, My Beautiful Son, The Royle Family and Cold Feet amongst others.

She started her career in the independent sector as a Production Manager working with Hat Trick and Panoptic as well as spending two years at Channel 7 in Australia.

Jude Liknaitzky, Executive Producer

Jude Liknaitzky

Executive Producer

Jude has worked across the industry for some of the UK’s top drama production companies.  She began as a script editor for Granada, where she worked on two series of Where the Heart Is as well as Poirot and Marple for ITV1 and Dracula for BBC 1.
 
She then moved to Kudos where she oversaw the scripts on Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach with Tony Jordan, worked as a development executive, and also co-produced the second series of Moving Wallpaper.
 
Jude joined the drama department at Tiger Aspect in 2009 where she was Head of Development and responsible for overseeing the entire slate of drama projects. While there she developed a diverse range of drama including Prisoners Wives for BBC 1. Jude also developed and executive produced the first two series of the award-winning My Mad Fat Diary by Tom Bidwell for E4.
 
Most recently Jude developed and executive produced the BBC 1 hit series Doctor Foster, written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Doctor Foster was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015, won two awards at the 2016 National Television Awards (Best New Drama and best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones), and recently won the Broadcast Award for Best Drama Series. She is currently executive producing Doctor Foster series 2, and Wanderlust, a new series for BBC 1 written by award-winning dramatist Nick Payne.

Rebecca de Souza, Executive Producer

Rebecca de Souza

Executive Producer

Beccy started her career as a story researcher on EastEnders before working on ITV’s hugely popular The Bill where she was a script editor for five years. She joined Tiger Aspect in 1999 where she developed and script edited several single films and serials – from both emerging and established writers (including Abi Morgan, Tony Marchant, Tony Grounds and Guy Burt). She went on to produce/executive produce award-winning dramas including My Fragile Heart and Murder, both by Abi Morgan and the BBC 1 series Family Business by Tony Grounds. She produced Tony Marchant’s powerful single film, Recovery and co-produced single film Royal Wedding by Abi Morgan. Next was Secret Diary of a Call Girl for ITV 2, Me and My Monsters for CBBC and Tony Marchant’s Public Enemies for BBC 1. Before moving on from Tiger Aspect, Beccy executive produced Prisoners Wives by Julie Gearey for BBC1 and Love and Marriage by Stewart Harcourt for ITV. At Drama Republic Beccy sits at the heart of the company’s development slate, with a passion for working closely with both new and emerging writing talent. She is developing several projects for all the major broadcasters, including originals, adaptations, serials and series. Most recently she developed the script for Helen Edmundson’s star-studded, multi-award nominated adaptation of An Inspector Calls for BBC 1.

Jen Kenwood, Head of Development

Jen Kenwood

Head of Development

Prior to joining Drama Republic, Jen was the Development Producer at Warp Films. She was instrumental in expanding the company’s move into television; building the slate and developing a diverse range of drama. She also associate produced and produced for E4 and Ch4. As a key member of the development team at Warp for 6 years she worked across films including Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Chris Morris’ Four Lions (BAFTA Outstanding Debut) and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur (BAFTA Outstanding Debut). Jen started her career in independent film; initially working for film festivals including Birds Eye View and London Film Festival.

Bella Wright , Head of Legal & Business Affairs

Bella Wright

Head of Legal & Business Affairs

Bella Wright qualified as a Solicitor at Mishcon De Reya 1998. She later practiced in the film & TV departments of Harbottle and Lewis and Addleshaw Goddard before joining the legal team at Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd, where she advised on innumerable projects during a decade of film and television development, production and distribution at Tiger. Her recent credits include: Fortitude (SKY) Peaky Blinders Series 2 (BBC); Ripper Street (Series 3). Bella Wright joined Drama Republic in December 2014 as Head of Legal and Business Affairs.

Denis Wray, Financial Controller

Denis Wray

Financial Controller

Denis trained as a production accountant with the BBC Drama Department. Over the last 15 years he has worked for both the BBC and independents on productions such as Whitechapel, The Line of Beauty, The Alan Clark Diaries, Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Lark Rise to Candleford, Little Dorrit, Emma and most recently The Musketeers. He has worked for leading independents Carnival Films, Left Bank Pictures, Film4, Big Talk Productions and Dangerous Films, among others. In 2014 he joined NBCUniversal as a Production Financial Controller working across all of their labels, including Carnival and Working Title Television. In late 2014 he Line Produced A Song for Jenny for the BBC and the final series of Downton Abbey, before joining Drama Republic as their Financial Controller.

Phil Mulryne, Script Editor

Phil Mulryne

Script Editor

Phil read English at Cambridge before training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As an actor he undertook a variety of roles in theatre, film and audio drama, as well as writing, directing and producing for a successful theatre company, which he co-founded. Before joining Drama Republic, Phil worked at the factual indie CTVC, as a production co-ordinator and then a development researcher. He worked on a range of productions including Dispatches: Murdered in Tenerife (Channel 4), My Life: Race for Rio (CBBC), Storyville: The Spy Who Went into the Cold (BBC Four), and The Bible read by David Suchet (published by Hodder).

Troy Hunter, Production Assistant

Troy Hunter

Production Assistant

Troy graduated with a degree in Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts in 2013. In his final year, Troy began working as a freelance office assistant at RSA Films / Scott Free during which time he worked on many films such as Thor: The Dark World, Muppets Most Wanted, The Martian and Spectre. Troy went on to intern at Scott Free and Bad Hat Harry’s Los Angeles offices, working in their film and television department on such projects as The East, Spooked (series 1) and X-Men: Days of Future Past. In mid 2014, he worked as O-T Fagbenle’s PA while on The Interceptor (BBC) before joining Drama Republic as their Executive Assistant, and recently the Production Assistant.

Alice Tyler, Development Assistant

Alice Tyler

Development Assistant

Having read English at Cambridge, Alice started her career as a trainee at the BBC before moving to entertainment Indie Monkey Kingdom, where she Story Produced several series of the BAFTA-winning structured reality show Made In Chelsea. She has worked in development across all genres, and has nearly five years’ experience as a Script Reader for Indies and Broadcasters including the BBC, Wall-to-Wall, Kudos, Working Title TV, Clerkenwell Films and Tiger Aspect.

She joins Drama Republic as Development Assistant.

Cleo Hetherington, Executive Assistant

Cleo Hetherington

Executive Assistant

After studying English at the University of Bristol, Cleo worked on events including Hay Festival, BAFTA Scotland and the Celtic Media Festival. She worked freelance for Tiger Aspect, both in-house and on the Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude, and then took an assistant role at Lonesome Pine Productions. She joins Drama Republic as Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors.

In her spare time, Cleo programmes a stage at In The Woods Festival, and produces a series of new music podcasts.

 

Greg Brenman

Managing Director

Greg established Drama Republic with his long-term colleague Roanna Benn in January 2013. Their first production was Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman, an eight-part political thriller for    BBC / SundanceTV which transmitted in the UK & around the world to great success. In 2014, Drama Republic produced the second series of the extremely popular E4 drama My Mad Fat Diary, written by Tom Bidwell and produced in association with Tiger Aspect. In 2015, DR produced Doctor Foster, a psychological drama for BBC One by award-winning dramatist Mike Bartlett, as well as a one-off adaptation of J B Priestly’s extraordinary play, An Inspector Calls. Before Drama Republic, Greg produced over 400 hours of popular and critically acclaimed TV drama with Tiger Aspect Productions. From Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, Prisoners Wives, and Robin Hood right through to Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Omagh, White Girl, Kid in the Corner , Low Winter Sun and the multi BAFTA & Oscar nominated Billy Elliot, Greg spearheaded an exciting range of commercial and critical successes. Through Drama Republic, Greg will continue to produce and develop top quality drama for the UK and around the world.

Roanna Benn

Managing Director

“Our aim is to make Drama Republic an environment where creative people – writers, directors, producers and actors – can do their best work and get the support they need and the recognition they deserve. Our ambition is to continue making high-quality, distinctive, entertaining and gripping drama that will reach the widest possible audience.” Roanna began her TV career as a script editor on BBC’s EastEnders and ITV’s Jane Eyre before moving to Tiger Aspect where she script edited four series of Playing the Field by Kay Mellor for BBC 1, Births, Marriages and Deaths by Tony Grounds for BBC 2, the BAFTA-award winning White Girl by Abi Morgan for BBC 2, and the multi BAFTA-winning & Oscar-nominated feature film Billy Elliot by Lee Hall. Also at Tiger Aspect, as either producer, series producer or executive producer, Roanna developed and produced: BAFTA-nominated Coming Down the Mountain by Mark Haddon for BBC 1, Aftersun by David Nicholls for BBC 1, Royal Wedding by Abi Morgan for BBC 2, four series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Lucy Prebble and others for ITV2, two series of Prisoners’ Wives by Julie Gearey for BBC 1, and the first two series of My Mad Fat Diary by Tom Bidwell for E4. Most recently Roanna developed and executive produced the BBC 1 series Doctor Foster by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Doctor Foster was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015 and was recently awarded Best New Drama and best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones at the 2016 National Television Awards. Roanna is currently working on Doctor Foster series 2 and Wanderlust, a new series for BBC 1 written by award-winning dramatist Nick Payne.

Susy Liddell

Director of Production

Susy was Head of Production for BBC Drama for the last five years where she oversaw some of the corporation’s biggest dramas, including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Holby City, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, House of Saddam, Cranford, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Larkrise to Candleford, Luther and Ladies Paradise to name but a few.

Prior to this she was Head of Production for BBC Films making films for theatrical release. She has also worked in the Commercial sector as Head of Production for ITV Drama, Comedy and Factual Drama where she was instrumental on the acclaimed dramas Dr Zhivago, The Forsyte Saga, The Jury, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, My Beautiful Son, The Royle Family and Cold Feet amongst others.

She started her career in the independent sector as a Production Manager working with Hat Trick and Panoptic as well as spending two years at Channel 7 in Australia.

Jude Liknaitzky

Executive Producer

Jude has worked across the industry for some of the UK’s top drama production companies.  She began as a script editor for Granada, where she worked on two series of Where the Heart Is as well as Poirot and Marple for ITV1 and Dracula for BBC 1.
 
She then moved to Kudos where she oversaw the scripts on Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach with Tony Jordan, worked as a development executive, and also co-produced the second series of Moving Wallpaper.
 
Jude joined the drama department at Tiger Aspect in 2009 where she was Head of Development and responsible for overseeing the entire slate of drama projects. While there she developed a diverse range of drama including Prisoners Wives for BBC 1. Jude also developed and executive produced the first two series of the award-winning My Mad Fat Diary by Tom Bidwell for E4.
 
Most recently Jude developed and executive produced the BBC 1 hit series Doctor Foster, written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Doctor Foster was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015, won two awards at the 2016 National Television Awards (Best New Drama and best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones), and recently won the Broadcast Award for Best Drama Series. She is currently executive producing Doctor Foster series 2, and Wanderlust, a new series for BBC 1 written by award-winning dramatist Nick Payne.

Rebecca de Souza

Executive Producer

Beccy started her career as a story researcher on EastEnders before working on ITV’s hugely popular The Bill where she was a script editor for five years. She joined Tiger Aspect in 1999 where she developed and script edited several single films and serials – from both emerging and established writers (including Abi Morgan, Tony Marchant, Tony Grounds and Guy Burt). She went on to produce/executive produce award-winning dramas including My Fragile Heart and Murder, both by Abi Morgan and the BBC 1 series Family Business by Tony Grounds. She produced Tony Marchant’s powerful single film, Recovery and co-produced single film Royal Wedding by Abi Morgan. Next was Secret Diary of a Call Girl for ITV 2, Me and My Monsters for CBBC and Tony Marchant’s Public Enemies for BBC 1. Before moving on from Tiger Aspect, Beccy executive produced Prisoners Wives by Julie Gearey for BBC1 and Love and Marriage by Stewart Harcourt for ITV. At Drama Republic Beccy sits at the heart of the company’s development slate, with a passion for working closely with both new and emerging writing talent. She is developing several projects for all the major broadcasters, including originals, adaptations, serials and series. Most recently she developed the script for Helen Edmundson’s star-studded, multi-award nominated adaptation of An Inspector Calls for BBC 1.

Jen Kenwood

Head of Development

Prior to joining Drama Republic, Jen was the Development Producer at Warp Films. She was instrumental in expanding the company’s move into television; building the slate and developing a diverse range of drama. She also associate produced and produced for E4 and Ch4. As a key member of the development team at Warp for 6 years she worked across films including Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Chris Morris’ Four Lions (BAFTA Outstanding Debut) and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur (BAFTA Outstanding Debut). Jen started her career in independent film; initially working for film festivals including Birds Eye View and London Film Festival.

Bella Wright

Head of Legal & Business Affairs

Bella Wright qualified as a Solicitor at Mishcon De Reya 1998. She later practiced in the film & TV departments of Harbottle and Lewis and Addleshaw Goddard before joining the legal team at Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd, where she advised on innumerable projects during a decade of film and television development, production and distribution at Tiger. Her recent credits include: Fortitude (SKY) Peaky Blinders Series 2 (BBC); Ripper Street (Series 3). Bella Wright joined Drama Republic in December 2014 as Head of Legal and Business Affairs.

Denis Wray

Financial Controller

Denis trained as a production accountant with the BBC Drama Department. Over the last 15 years he has worked for both the BBC and independents on productions such as Whitechapel, The Line of Beauty, The Alan Clark Diaries, Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Lark Rise to Candleford, Little Dorrit, Emma and most recently The Musketeers. He has worked for leading independents Carnival Films, Left Bank Pictures, Film4, Big Talk Productions and Dangerous Films, among others. In 2014 he joined NBCUniversal as a Production Financial Controller working across all of their labels, including Carnival and Working Title Television. In late 2014 he Line Produced A Song for Jenny for the BBC and the final series of Downton Abbey, before joining Drama Republic as their Financial Controller.

Phil Mulryne

Script Editor

Phil read English at Cambridge before training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As an actor he undertook a variety of roles in theatre, film and audio drama, as well as writing, directing and producing for a successful theatre company, which he co-founded. Before joining Drama Republic, Phil worked at the factual indie CTVC, as a production co-ordinator and then a development researcher. He worked on a range of productions including Dispatches: Murdered in Tenerife (Channel 4), My Life: Race for Rio (CBBC), Storyville: The Spy Who Went into the Cold (BBC Four), and The Bible read by David Suchet (published by Hodder).

Troy Hunter

Production Assistant

Troy graduated with a degree in Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts in 2013. In his final year, Troy began working as a freelance office assistant at RSA Films / Scott Free during which time he worked on many films such as Thor: The Dark World, Muppets Most Wanted, The Martian and Spectre. Troy went on to intern at Scott Free and Bad Hat Harry’s Los Angeles offices, working in their film and television department on such projects as The East, Spooked (series 1) and X-Men: Days of Future Past. In mid 2014, he worked as O-T Fagbenle’s PA while on The Interceptor (BBC) before joining Drama Republic as their Executive Assistant, and recently the Production Assistant.

Alice Tyler

Development Assistant

Having read English at Cambridge, Alice started her career as a trainee at the BBC before moving to entertainment Indie Monkey Kingdom, where she Story Produced several series of the BAFTA-winning structured reality show Made In Chelsea. She has worked in development across all genres, and has nearly five years’ experience as a Script Reader for Indies and Broadcasters including the BBC, Wall-to-Wall, Kudos, Working Title TV, Clerkenwell Films and Tiger Aspect.

She joins Drama Republic as Development Assistant.

Cleo Hetherington

Executive Assistant

After studying English at the University of Bristol, Cleo worked on events including Hay Festival, BAFTA Scotland and the Celtic Media Festival. She worked freelance for Tiger Aspect, both in-house and on the Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude, and then took an assistant role at Lonesome Pine Productions. She joins Drama Republic as Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors.

In her spare time, Cleo programmes a stage at In The Woods Festival, and produces a series of new music podcasts.