Television has enjoyed quite the creative renaissance over the past decade, and Nicole Clemens—Senior Vice President of Series Development at FX—is making sure that trend continues.

How was a new network successfully built from scratch? Originality. FX didn’t follow proven formulas for success with cop, lawyer or doctor shows. Instead, they looked for original, character-driven stories.

Through discussion about placing a premium on unique points of view, Clemens enlightens credit union leaders about the risks involved with taking a television show from concept through to production, and the rewards to be had from pushing the envelope with edgy, original thinking. There is no box, she says.