Panel Discussion

WFTV Legal Breakfast – Clintons – The Future of the TV Industry

30th October 2019 08:00

Wednesday 30 October | 08:00 – 09:15

Kindly hosted by Clintons at The Hospital Club | 24 Endell Street | London | WC2H 9HQ

We’ll be asking our expert panellists about the fast paced changes that have transformed the sector and  what they think is on the horizon. How can public service broadcasters remain  relevant? How do producers find exciting stories and create content that stands  out amongst the noise? Who should own the rights and what are the  implications of new audience habits on television production, exploitation and consumption?

Hosted by Emilie Edwards, Associate at Clintons, in the Film and TV Team, we’ll explore the impacts of this rapidly changing landscape and the implications for the future of television.

Emilie Edwards is a lawyer at Clintons. She advises clients on the creation, development, financing and exploitation of audio-visual content for film, television, and across a range of platforms and is recommended by the Legal 500 for her expertise in film and television transactions. Emilie has lived and worked in Paris and Milan and has been published in Lexis PSL



Four perspectives on: The Future of Television

Clintons Film and TV Team invite you to an exclusive panel event to discuss the fast paced changes that are transforming what television is today. The panellists are:-

Ina Remme – Development Executive, Element PicturesIna is a Development Executive at Element Pictures based in Element’s London office where she works primarily across developing new talent, as well as developing projects across the Film and TV Slate.




Lesley Thorne, Managing Director, Aitken Alexander. Lesley runs the Film and TV Department at Aiken Alexander, which she founded in 2004. She became Managing Director of the company in 2017.  Aitken Alexander Associated is a leading literacy agency in London. It represents writers from all over the world and sells their work into the UK, the US and international territories, and all media.



Geraldine Atlee – Head of Legal & Business Affairs, BBC Films. Geraldine is a solicitor who, since qualifying, has spent her career working ‘in-house’ in the film  and television industry, dealing with the financing, production and distribution of films and drama. She is currently Head of Legal and  Business Affairs for BBC Films, having previously held that role for Channel 4 Scripted Content.  She has also worked for PolyGram Film,  Universal Studios, and the UK Film Council, and is currently on the board  of Film London, the capital’s film and media agency.


Simon Terrington – Media Consultant – Simon founded the media strategy consulting firm Human Capital in 1995, advising clients around the world in digital, television, radio, magazines and newspapers. Human Capital was sold to Ingenious Media in 2008. Simon ran another consulting firm, Terrington & Co, until 2016 when he joined Ofcom as Director of Content Policy. Simon now advises clients in the media and digital sectors.


Event Schedule

08:00 – Arrive

08:30 – 09:00 – Talk

09:00 – 09:15 Q&A


This event is for WFTV members only. If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/ year, please click here or email