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Wattpad WEBTOON Studios Hires Veteran Industry Executive David Madden as Head of Entertainment


Wattpad WEBTOON Studios Hires Veteran Industry Executive David Madden as Head of Entertainment
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, the fan-driven global entertainment and publishing arm for WEBTOON and Wattpad, has named Emmy Award-winning television and film producer David Madden as Head of Global Entertainment, the company announced today. 
Madden has held executive roles at some of the world’s most important entertainment companies, serving as President of Programming, Entertainment Networks at AMC Networks;  President of Fox Television Studios; and President of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Most recently Madden was President of Television for Berlanti Productions, where he oversaw all program development and production for Greg Berlanti’s television projects. 
Madden developed the Emmy Award-winning shows The Americans and The Shield for FX and has supervised a number of additional lauded programs including Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead (AMC), Empire, Brooklyn 99, Grease: Live (Fox) and more. He also served as Executive Producer on notable series such as The Flight Attendant (HBO Max), You (Netflix), All American: Homecoming, Superman & Lois and Kung Fu (The CW). Additionally, Madden holds an Emmy for his work as Executive Producer on the 2004 HBO film Something the Lord Made. 
As Wattpad WEBTOON Studios’ Head of Global Entertainment, Madden will report to Wattpad WEBTOON Studios’ President Aron Levitz and oversee development, production, and sales for the company’s growing global TV, feature film, and animation businesses. 
“David instantly understood our vision to transform entertainment by listening to fans,” said Aron Levitz, President, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. “David has shaped hit projects across every genre, and his experience and expertise are second to none. He’s is the perfect fit for Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and we’re thrilled to have him join our team as we bring the world’s biggest comic creators and webnovelists to new audiences.” 
“When you’re seeking the most exciting collaborators in the industry, you want the ability to bring them exciting material, and this company offers a virtual gold mine of great stories,” said David Madden, Head of Global Entertainment, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. “Wattpad WEBTOON Studios brings together massive global fandoms, data-backed insights, and some of the biggest names in comics and webnovels. I’m thrilled to join an innovative global studio to help elevate a new generation of creative voices, tell truly original stories, and produce worldwide hits.” 
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios continues to grow its footprint in Hollywood and international entertainment markets, with more than 100 projects in development or production worldwide, a growing number of hits on screens and recent partnerships with ViacomCBS International Studios, Fremantle, Leone Film Group, Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, Constantin Film and many more. 

About Wattpad WEBTOON Studios
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios brings together technology, a diverse new generation of creators, and passionate global fandoms to create data-backed, audience-driven TV shows, films, and books. Leveraging incredible stories and insights from WEBTOON and Wattpad’s combined audience of more than 176 million people, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios has pioneered a bold, global, fan-first approach to entertainment. Wattpad WEBTOON Studios has worked with Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Crunchyroll, The Jim Henson Company, Vertigo Entertainment, Constantin Film, Penguin Random House, and many other leaders in entertainment and publishing.