Fox lines up new roles for Joe Earley, David Madden

Joe Earley (pictured) will now serve as Fox Television Group's COO, while David Madden takes the helm as Fox Broadcasting Company's president of entertainment.
August 15, 2014

The new Gary Newman- and Dana Walden-run Fox Television Group (FTG) has moved Joe Earley to chief operating officer at FTG, and appointed David Madden as president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

Earley, formerly the COO of Fox Broadcasting Company, will be charged with maximizing opportunities for the 20th Century Fox Television portfolio of shows, and partnering with the studio’s development, production, business affairs, marketing and finance leads on strategic initiatives.

He will also oversee the development of international coproductions and publicity and talent relations at the studio, as well as maintaining direct oversight of marketing and communications, digital, multi-platform programming, research, talent relations, scheduling and audience strategy at the Fox network.

Earley reports to Walden and Newman, who – in a joint statement – described him as “an exceptionally valuable leader within our company, with a unique ability to see the big picture.”

Meanwhile Madden, a 15-year veteran of Fox Television Studios (FTS), replaces Kevin Reilly as Fox’s president of entertainment, assuming responsibility for scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment, and casting. He also reports 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,” added the duo. “Over his nearly 15-year tenure at Fox Television Studios, David helped transform FTS into one of the premier brands in cable programming, and we are elated to bring his stellar expertise and reputation to the FOX network.”

Both appointments are effective immediately.


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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.