Dana Walden


Disney, Fox execs reshuffle ahead of merger

Disney has confirmed the Fox TV execs set to transition into the business after its US$71.3bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, while ‘New Fox’ builds up its team for life after the Mouse House acquisition. The list of 21st Century Fox execs heading to Disney includes its president and chairman Peter Rice, Fox TV […]

Disney president to exit following Fox merger

Disney president Ben Sherwood (pictured) is to leave the business after it completes its takeover of 21st Century Fox. The exec – who serves as president of Disney-ABC Television Group – is believed to have been weighing up his options for some time, after it emerged in July that Fox president Peter Rice is expected […]

Fox studio chiefs outline strategy after ‘shock’ Disney deal

Fox Television Group bosses have addressed the Walt Disney takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, noting they are unsure of their roles, but remain focused on “business as usual”. Gary Newman and Dana Walden (pictured) told reporters at a TCA tour event they had not yet had insight into their positions as co-chairmen at […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Madden departs Fox with AMC role in sight

Fox entertainment president David Madden is stepping down, with reports claiming that he may be heading to AMC. US new stories suggest that he is in negotiations to replace AMC’s former president of original programming, Joel Stillerman, who left in May for a role at Hulu. Michael Thorn, the 20th Century Fox executive VP of […]

Fox confirms Israeli format, eyes new King of the Hill

US broadcaster Fox has confirmed its local remake of Israeli singing competition show The Final Four, and is considering a reboot of animated comedy King of the Hill. Both announcements came during the network’s Television Critics Association event in LA. The singing series will be known as The Four and will compete with its former […]

INTV: Fox looks to Wade to revitalise reality

Fox Television Group co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden has backed Fox’s new reality chief to bring a new wave of unscripted hits to the network. The US broadcaster named Rob Wade president of alternative entertainment and specials last month. Speaking at the INTV conference here in Jerusalem today, Walden, who runs both the Fox broadcast […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]

Dancing and X Factor exec lands Fox job

Former BBC Worldwide and Syco programming exec Rob Wade is the new head of alternative programming at Fox. Wade becomes president, alternative entertainment and specials at the US broadcast network. He has worked on the US versions of several big international entertainment shows. He was showrunner on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and exec producer […]

The Simpsons breaks record for most episodes

The Simpsons has been renewed for 29th and 30th seasons – overtaking Gunsmoke as the long-running scripted series in the US by number of episodes. Gunsmoke ran for 635 eps between 1955 and 1975, but the two new seasons of animated Fox comedy The Simpsons will bring its total to 669. In an announcement made […]

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