Fox TV Studios inks Cotton, Loze

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Fox TV Studios is beefing up its scripted programming ranks with the appointments of Con Artists Prods. president Nancy Cotton as senior vp and Matt Loze as vp.

Both will report to David Madden, executive vp scripted programming.

"Nancy and Matt are both extraordinary executives and people I can't wait to work with," Madden said. "Nancy's creativity, energy and impeccable pedigree in the mainstream broadcast arena will definitely help this studio grow. Matt has a proven knack for unearthing and nurturing diverse, edgy filmmakers and writers."

At Fox TV Studios, Cotton will work alongside senior vp Marney Hochman. Lisa Demberg, who was senior vp scripted programming at the company for the past six years, is transitioning into a consulting role to spend more time with her daughter. She will focus on Fox TV Studios' made-for-TV movies.

For the past five years, Cotton was president of the TV division at Mel Gibson's Icon Prods., which in 2005 was rechristened Con Artists Prods. There, she executive produced the series "Kevin Hill" for UPN, "Clubhouse" for CBS and "Complete Savages" for ABC as well as the telefilms "The Dive From Clausen's Pier" for Lifetime -- a co-production with Fox TV Studios -- and "Evel Knievel" for TNT.

Before Icon, Cotton was vp TV series at Mandalay Television and director of drama development and current series at ABC.

Loze comes to Fox TV Studios from literary management and production firm Course Management & Prods., which he founded in 2003. The company's credits include the Sci Fi Channel movie "Painkiller Jane."

Before that, Loze was president of drama, network, syndicated and longform TV at Pearson Television, where he launched Francis Ford Coppola's sci-fi series "First Wave."
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