AMC has named former Fox broadcasting programming executive David Madden president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
Madden effectively replaces former AMC and SundanceTV president of original programming and development Joel Stillerman, who left AMC in May for Hulu. Madden was most recently president of entertainment for Fox broadcasting network.
“David Madden is a terrific, thoughtful person and a proven, tested executive. He’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,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a statement. “His rare and noteworthy success in this industry speaks for itself. 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.”
Madden, who will start later this month, will be based in AMC’s Los Angeles office, where he will work closely with Susie Fitzgerald, executive vice president of scripted programming for AMC and SundanceTV; Kristin Jones, senior vice president of international programming development, acquisitions and co-productions for AMC and SundanceTV; and Eliot Goldberg, senior vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV, and their teams.
Prior to Fox broadcasting, Madden was president of Fox Television Studios, which developed and produced programming for a variety of broadcast and cable networks in the U.S. and internationally.
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