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AMC Networks names president of original programming

AMC Networks has appointed David Madden, formerly Fox Entertainment president, as president of original programming for AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios. In the new posting, Madden will work closely alongside ...
September 18, 2017

AMC Networks has appointed David Madden, formerly Fox Entertainment president, as president of original programming for AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios.

In the new posting, Madden will work closely alongside  Eliot Goldberg, SVP of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV, Susie Fitzgerald, EVP of scripted programming for AMC and Sundance TV; Kristin Jones, SVP of international programming development, acquisitions and coproductions for AMC and Sundance TV, and their teams.

Based out of AMC’s Los Angeles office, Madden steps into the position following the departure of Joel Stillerman, who announced in May that he would be leaving AMC Networks to become chief content officer at Hulu.

Madden begins the new role later this month and will report directly into Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

Prior to becoming president of Fox Entertainment, a role he’s held since 2014, Madden served as president of Fox Television Studios, where he oversaw the studio’s scripted and unscripted programming, as well as its finance, operations, and marketing divisions.

“David’s known broadly not just for his leadership but also for developing and producing original programming alongside some of our industry’s most outstanding talent,” Collier said, in a statement. “He will have an immediate impact across our AMC and SundanceTV senior management team and, notably, our AMC Studios business as it continues to play an increasingly significant role for our networks and well beyond.”

“While I’m enormously grateful for my 17 years at Fox and proud of everything we accomplished at the network and the cable studio, I just landed my dream job,” Madden added. “The opportunity to play a leadership role at networks like AMC and SundanceTV, which live at the very highest end of television content, and at a growing studio operation, is the culmination of everything I’ve done to date in my career and something I could not pass up.”

In November, SundanceTV will present Joe Berlinger‘s two-night non-fiction event, Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, probing the crime that provided the foundation for Truman Capote’s novel, In Cold Blood.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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