Team

Dmitry Lesnevsky


Co‐Founder & Co‐CEO



  • Dmitry Lesnevsky is a critically acclaimed film and television executive and media entrepreneur who, along with SpaceX and Axiom Space, is producing the first‐ever Hollywood motion picture filmed in space.
  • Dmitry founded and served as General Director of the leading independent television channel REN‐TV, which was sold to the RTL Group in 2005. He also created German television channel Das Vierte, which was later bought by Disney in 2012.
  • Over his 30-year career producing British and American films and television content, Dmitry has won or been nominated for more than 100 awards including the Golden Globes, Cesars, Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, C for “Return”. He is a member of the European Film Academy.



Elena Lesnevsky


Co‐Founder & Co‐CEO



  • Elena Lesnevsky is a media entrepreneur and producer of the first ever Hollywood motion picture filmed in outer space along with SpaceX and Axiom Space.
  • Elena co‐founded British Company Ren Film Ltd. which currently has a number of projects in production and has previously served as Chair of German television channel Das Vierte.



Mark Taffet


SVP Strategy



Mark Taffet is one of the US’s most experienced media executives. Over the course of 25 years at HBO, Mark revolutionized television sports coverage more widely through the pay‐per‐view model.

  • During this time, he was responsible for generating more than $3.7 billion of PPV revenue, overseeing over 200 live events.
  • Mark left at the end of 2015 to launch his own company Mark Taffet Media.



Richard Johnston


COO/CFO



  • Richard Johnston is one of the UK’s leading television executives and former CEO of one of the UK’s largest television content producers, Endemol Shine UK.
  • Over a 25-year career, he grew the company from a boutique producer to a global powerhouse responsible for more than 2000 hours of content a year for a range of platforms. The company’s scripted, factual and entertainment brands and formats include Big Brother, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Fortitude, Masterchef, Mr Bean, Peaky Blinders, Pointless, The Island, The Fall, alongside industry-leading work in the digital and branded content space.
  • Richard has been a trustee of LAMDA and currently Chairs ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries.



  • Remi Abayomi


    CTO



    Remi Abayomi is a specialist in IT, broadcast engineering and operations and has over 25 years of experience. He has held executive positions for Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks, Fox Kids and A&E Networks, running operations across Europe.