Session: Welcome to the Industry
As Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs for global media and entertainment network leader, The A+E Networks, Robin Alston is on the frontlines representing some of the most recognizable brands in television including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies. In this capacity, Robin and her team provide legal leadership and counsel to both the creative and business sides of A+E’s worldwide teams working closely with not only programming, production and content development, but also participating in complex deal negotiations, production contracts, guild issues and talent relationships. Over the past 7 years, Robin has overseen thousands of hours of successful broadcasting, championing A+E’s mission to cultivate and market illuminating content to over 335 million viewers worldwide.
Robin started her career as a securities lawyer at Powell Goldstein in Atlanta and later joined the corporate law department at GlaxoSmithKline. Before joining A+E, Robin served as production counsel for several daytime syndicated talk shows, including The Martha Stewart Show, Judge Hatchett, Ricki Lake, John Walsh, and Jane Pauley.
Robin is a trustee at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in New York City and a member of several civic organizations in the Harlem community. She received an Economics degree from Spelman College and a J.D. from The Duke University School of Law.