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Legal & Business Affairs

A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Simon trained as a lawyer with Reed Smith LLP after which he joined Granada Television Productions in 1993 becoming Controller of Business Affairs in 1996. In 2001 he was invited to join the Shine launch team. After a three-year involvement at Shine, Simon left in 2004 to establish Industry Media, a highly successful business affairs consultancy.

Since 2015, Simon has been providing business affairs services to television producers in the Scripted Fiction space through his specialist consultancy, TVA Media and his most recent production credits include THE GAVIN & STACEY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL(BBC1), THE SALISBURY POISONINGS (BBC2), THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (BBC3) and two further primetime dramas for the Autumn 2021 schedule.

Simon advised Emma & Matthew on the launch of Watford & Essex in 2020 and now works closely with the senior management team in the UK and the US on the development slate and all future productions.