An accomplished and highly-regarded programming executive with a long track record of success, David Madden was recently President of Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions. Previously, he was AMC Networks’ President of Programming, Entertainment Networks, where he oversaw all scripted and non-fiction content development for AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, Sundance TV, and AMC Studios, brands that deliver some of the most popular and culturally relevant shows on television as well as an expanding studio operation. David joined AMC Networks in late 2017 after nearly two decades at Fox, where he most was President of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, responsible for all programming and development, including series such as “Empire,” “911,” “Brooklyn 99,” “Masterchef Junior” and “Grease Live.”
Prior to that, 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. Series produced by FTVS during his tenure at the studio included “The Shield” and “The Americans” for FX, “The Killing,” for AMC and later Netflix, “White Collar,” “Graceland” and “Burn Notice” for USA, and many others. At AMC Networks, Madden also oversaw “The Walking Dead,” “Fear The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Little Drummer Girl,” “Preacher,” and “Into the Badlands.”
At BBC America, David oversaw programming that included the critically acclaimed “Killing Eve;” top-rated phenomenon “Doctor Who;” Emmy® IDA-winning “Planet Earth II” and the producers’ next epic story of our planet, “Dynasties;” Emmy®-winning “Blue Planet II;” and the acclaimed drama “Luther.” At SundanceTV, Madden oversaw a lineup of high-caliber dramas and documentary programming, including the Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced documentary “Jonestown: Terror In The Jungle.”
As a film producer, David produced many films including “Against the Ropes,” with Meg Ryan, “The Out of Towners,” with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, “Runaway Bride,” starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,” “The Associate,” “Operation Dumbo Drop,” and “Renegades,” starring Kiefer Sutherland. As an executive at Paramount Pictures, supervising such hit films as “The Untouchables,” “Fatal Attraction,” “The Naked Gun,” “The Accused” and “Children of a Lesser God.” At Twentieth Century Fox, he supervised “Romancing the Stone,” “Jewel of the Nile,” “Revenge of the Nerds” and “The Fly.”
David received a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree from the University of California Los Angeles.