Joe Earley is elevated to chief operating officer, Fox Television Group, while David Madden is named president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co.
Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to chief operating officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. (Fox).
Earley will report to Walden and Newman, joining them in the executive suite of the newly-formed television group, and will be charged with maximizing opportunities for the shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television for Fox. In his new role, 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, 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.”
As president of entertainment for Fox, Madden will assume responsibility for scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment and casting at the network. He will also report to Newman and Walden.
“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,” said Walden and Newman.
Both Earley and Madden will transition into their new roles immediately. A replacement for Madden at FTVS will be named soon.
Previously, Earley served as COO of Fox Broadcasting Co. He has risen through the executive ranks over his 20 years at Fox, holding positions including president of marketing and communications and executive vice president of publicity, corporate communications and creative services. He joined the network in 1994 as a senior publicist after spending several years in media relations at HBO, and began his entertainment career in production and development with producer Gale Anne Hurd.
David Madden joins the Fox network from Fox Television Studios, where as president, he oversaw all of the studio’s scripted and unscripted programming, as well as FTVS’ finance, operations and marketing divisions.
Prior to joining FTVS, Madden was a producer and partner with the Paramount Pictures-based Cort/Madden Co., with more than 20 films to his credit. Before Paramount, Madden held roles as a producer and partner with Interscope Communications and VP of production at Twentieth Century Fox. Madden has also served as a feature writer and director.