Paul Grindey is an experienced media executive with a background in film, television and law and with broader interests including digital social innovation, cross-platform art and the future of the media/cultural sector.
Currently Head Of Business Affairs, Scripted Content at Channel 4, he supervises Channel 4’s transactions across film, drama, comedy and other scripted content (recent highlights include Hunger, Slumdog Millionaire, the Red Riding Trilogy), as well as being involved in various other Channel 4-wide matters such as Channel 4’s future strategies for film, on-demand and its public service role in the digital age.
He has spoken about film, television and broader media and cultural issues at various conferences, and sat on various industry panels and think tanks including the BSAC Blue Skies Group, the BSAC On Demand Group and the Think Tank for European Film and Film Policy.
He also serves on the advisory boards of a digital art agency and a games company, and is currently pursuing projects in the fields of online social innovation and immersive/cross-platform art.
Previously, Paul worked at BSkyB and Capitol Films, and originally trained and practised as an Intellectual Property lawyer at the international law firm Clifford Chance.