Dana Walden
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United States

Fox Television Group

Dana
Walden

Co-Chairman / CEO

Over the years, Dana Walden and her longtime professional partner, Gary Newman, have made Twentieth Century Fox Television a haven for the creative minds behind hits like “American Horror Story,” “Modern Family,” “Homeland” and “Sons of Anarchy.” When TCFTV and and Fox Broadcasting Company united as Fox Television Group in 2014, they took on joint oversight of the studio and the network, which has helped both entities.

Walden has re-energized a network seeking to get back on solid ground after years of dependence on “American Idol.” While always seeking exciting new shows, she’s not afraid to dip into the vault and reboot classic Fox series like “The X-Files,” “24” (without Kiefer Sutherland), and “Prison Break.” Thanks in part to her knack for maintaining great relationships with writers and producers, she continues to yield great work from the creatives who are delivering Fox’s biggest hits, such as her ability to get Lee Daniels to follow up on his hit series “Empire” with a new series, “Star.” She also has a close relationship with Ryan Murphy, whose series “Feud,” “American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story” have ignited fans and critics alike. She also shepherded the hit series “This Is Us,” selling it to NBC.

Career

  • MODERN FAMILY
  • HOMELAND
  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Showman of the Year
  • Women's Impact

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Dana Walden Bows Out of Amazon's Search for Studio Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

Dana Walden Bows Out of Amazon's Search for Studio Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox Television Group chairman Dana Walden has bowed out of Amazon's search process for a leader for its Amazon Studios entertainment arm.Walden had been high on the list of candidates pursued by Amazon after former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price made a hasty exit in November on the heels of sexual harassment allegations. Walden is understood to have had substantive conversations over the past few months with Amazon brass including Jeffrey Blackburn, senior VP of business development and entertainment. Blackburn...

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