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Shortly after Dana Walden and Gary Newman took over Fox Broadcasting last year — adding the network to their duties as longtime bosses of Fox’s television-studio operations — they tapped David Madden to run programming for the network. Madden was a longtime Dana-and-Gary lieutenant, having run Fox Television Studios, which produced primarily for TV. But he also brought to his new gig a creative background rare among TV executives. He’d worked as a film producer and a production executive at Paramount Pictures, and directed the 1995 Jim Belushi-Linda Hamilton film “Separate Lives.” In his first season on the job, »
- Daniel Holloway
Vice President will oversee network’s limited-run programming
Fox has named Rachel Rusch as department head for event series programming, handing her the title of Vice President.
Rusch will report directly to Entertainment President David Madden, developing large-scale limited-run programming, as well as live scripted events for the network.
“Rachel and I worked together for years at Fox Television Studios, where she proved to be one of the most astute story minds I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I consider it no small triumph to have lured her back into working with me again, in the very important area of event series, »
- Tony Maglio
Rachel Rusch has been named vice president of event series for Fox Broadcasting Company.
Rusch, who will report to Fbc entertainment president David Madden, will oversee the network’s limited-run programming initiatives, working with 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions and outside studios to commission and develop large-scale event series, as well as live scripted events, including the upcoming “Grease: Live.”
The role has been vacant since the departure of Shana C. Waterman and Jeni Mulein last year.
“Rachel and I worked together for years at Fox Television Studios, where she proved to be one of the most astute story minds I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I consider it no small triumph to have lured her back into working with me again, in the very important area of event series,” said Madden. “She is a literary dynamo, a passionate lover of television and a tremendous partner to creators, »
- Debra Birnbaum
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