EVP, Series Development, FX Networks
Clemens is a key reason FX is renowned for being an artist-friendly network that carefully curates a slate of series that is among the most prestigious in the industry. She is on the frontlines of finding and nurturing the talent responsible for FX’s series, giving them support and creative direction that result in successful programming, ratings and critical acclaim. Clemens has developed and launched series including “Baskets,” “Atlanta” and “Better Things.” She singles out Sarah Paulson’s performance as Marcia Clark in “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” as an example of “the tightrope that is walked by working mothers.”
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
I would advise my 13-year-old self to trust her gut and enjoy the ride… and buy Apple stock.
Which sector of the cable industry best demonstrates gender equality? Which could use some enlightenment?
Most recently, Pam Adlon’s “Better Things” and the Emmy-winning episode of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” titled “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” really highlight the tightrope that is walked by working mothers.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The ongoing debate about Peak TV and its positive and negative effects on our business.