Interview with the Executive

Sunday, May 1
11:15AM – 12:45PM
John Bassett Theatre

The TSC sits down with NICOLE CLEMENS, Executive VP of development for FX Network. Clemens will discuss new voices in television, how she works with showrunners and writers, and what excites her in the development of original series. In addition, Nicole will share with delegates some of her experiences developing THE STRAIN, TYRANT, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, as well as comedies BASKETS, YOU’RE THE WORST, MAN SEEKING WOMAN, MARRIED and SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL.

Nicole Clemens

Nicole Clemens

Executive Vice President Series Development, FX Network

Nicole Clemens is Executive Vice President and Head of Series Development for FX Networks where she oversees the strategic development of new drama and comedy series for the network as it continues to expand its robust slate of groundbreaking original programming for FX and FXX. 

Since her arrival at the network, Clemens has been instrumental in guiding a coveted roster of critically-acclaimed new original series, which include TYRANT, THE STRAIN, YOU’RE THE WORST, MAN SEEKING WOMAN, BASKETS, and SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL, BETTER THINGS, and ATLANTA.

Previously, Clemens was a partner and the Head of the Motion Picture Literary Department of ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion picture, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners, a privately held corporation, is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.

Prior to her tenure at ICM Partners, Clemens ran Rod Holcomb Productions and was a television executive at Spelling Television.

Clemens is married to writer-producer Vaun Wilmott and they have two sons. She serves as a mentor for the USC Stark program and the Big Brother, Big Sister program.


Glenn Cockburn

Glenn Cockburn

Founder of Meridian Artists Inc.

Along with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers.

Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department.

Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time.

Glenn’s other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program.

Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.

Glenn is also the founder of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.