Fox Television Studios President David Madden has been appointed as President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company; while Joe Earley has promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Fox Television Group – the new division of Fox Networks Group which was created last month when 20th Century Fox Television co-chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden were tapped to also lead the network.
In his new role as President of Entertainment for FBC, David Madden will be responsible for overseeing scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment and casting at the network. He will continue to report to Fox Television Group Co-Chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, to whom he previously reported in his role as President of Fox Television Studios.
“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”, said Walden and Newman. “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.”
Meanwhile, Joe Earley, who has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Fox Broadcasting Company, has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Fox Television Group. Earley will report to Walden and Newman and will be charged with maximizing opportunities for the portfolio of shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the network. He will also have oversight oversight of marketing and communications, digital, multi-platform 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.”
The new roles for Madden and Earley mark the first significant executive moves made by Dana Walden and Gary Newman since they took the reins of the network late last month. The appointment of Madden as President of Entertainment had been hinted at for some time. He was a key lieutenant for Walden and Newman and successfully ran FTVS for many years. It is present unclear who will succeed him as president of Fox Television Studios. Both Madden and Earley begin their new roles immediately.