FOX Names David Madden President of Entertainment


NEW YORK: David Madden, the president of Fox Television Studios, has been appointed president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), while Joe Earley has been elevated to chief operating officer for Fox Television Group (FTG).

As president of entertainment for FOX, Madden will be responsible for scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment and casting at the network. He will report to Gary Newman and Dana Walden, the chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.

At Fox Television Studios, Madden oversaw all of the studio’s scripted and unscripted programming, as well as its finance, operations and marketing divisions. Prior to joining Fox Television Studios, Madden was a producer and partner with the Paramount Pictures-based Cort/Madden Company.

Earley will also report to Walden and Newman, becoming part of the executive team of the newly formed television group. He will be charged with maximizing opportunities for the portfolio of shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television for FOX. Earley will partner with the studio’s development, production, business affairs, marketing and finance leads on strategic initiatives, and will oversee the development of international co-productions, as well as publicity and talent relations at the studio. He will also continue to have direct oversight of marketing and communications, digital, multiplatform programming, research, talent relations, scheduling and audience strategy at the network.

“We are unbelievably excited for Joe to join us in the Fox Television Group as we work to more closely align our network and studio businesses,” said Newman and Walden. “He is an exceptionally valuable leader within our company, with a unique ability to see the big picture, and we’re really looking forward to having him spearhead initiatives that take full advantage of the incredible opportunities across our series.”

Walden and Newman added, “David is an incredible creative executive with an impeccable eye for talent who is respected tremendously by the creative community, his network and agency partners, and his colleagues alike. Over his nearly 15-year tenure at Fox Television Studios, David helped transform FTVS into one of the premier brands in cable programming, and we are elated to bring his stellar expertise and reputation to the FOX network.”