David Madden Tapped As Fox TV President
David Madden has been promoted to president of Fox Television Studios and will continue to report to Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen of Twentieth Century Fox Television. Madden succeeds Emiliano Calemzuk, who stepped down two weeks ago to take up a role as CEO of Shine Group Americas.
Formerly executive vp at FtvS, Madden has overseen creative development and production at the studio and has been responsible for series including the USA shows “Burn Notice” and “White Collar,” A&E’s “The Glades,” TNT’s “Saving Grace” and FX’s long-running now-ended hit “The Shield.” He also oversees the new series “The Good Guys” for Fox, “The Gates” for ABC, “Persons Unknown” for NBC, “Lights Out” for FX as well as FX’s pilot “Outlaw Country” and the project formerly known as “The Killing” at AMC.
Madden has spearheaded overall and first-look deals with producers Matt Nix, Jeff Eastin, Gary Randall, John Linson and Art Linson, Mikkel Bondesen, R.J. Cutler and Denis Leary, among others.
“David has been front and center throughout FtvS’ rise to its current position as one of the premiere brands in cable programming,” Newman and Walden said in a statement. “He has earned the respect of the creative community as well as his colleagues, network executives and agents throughout his decade-long tenure at the studio.”
In addition to overseeing series for Fox TV Studios, Madden has overseen numerous telepics, including “Flight 93,” “Knights of the South Bronx” and “A Little Thing Called Murder.” He also supervised the 2006 six-parter “Thief,” starring Andre Braugher, for FX and the mini “The Grid” for TNT and the BBC, starring Julianna Margulies and Dylan McDermott.
Prior to joining FtvS 10 years ago, Madden was a producer and partner with the Paramount-based Cort/Madden Company, with 20 films to his credit. His most recent production, “Something the Lord Made,” toplining Alan Rickman and Mos Def for HBO, won the Emmy for best movie for television in 2004 and the DGA Award for best direction.
Before Paramount, Madden was a producer and partner with Interscope, where he developed and produced such films as “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,” starring Rebecca De Mornay. Prior to becoming an executive at Interscope, Madden was vp of production at Paramount Pictures.