Tom Coan dreamt of life as a submariner and was briefly a rock star, but ended up an American working in television in London. His career began at DreamWorks Television under Steven Spielberg before an interest in cable programming drew him to 20th Century Fox where he creatively oversaw Sons of Anarchy, Homeland and the critically-acclaimed but little-watched Terriers. In 2012 he was inspired by a billboard for Lilyhammer and realized the future of TV is Over-The-Top, e.g. Netflix, and international. Landing at NBCUniversal International Studios, he climbed to the post of Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming where he works across the development, sale and production of original series for English language commissioners around the globe. The role sees him collaborate with a portfolio of companies including Carnival Films (Downton Abbey); Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s TV company; Working Title Television; Matchbox Pictures in Australia; and Vancouver-based Lark.