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Fox's Newman and Walden one of Hollywood's most lucrative partnerships
Fox's Newman and Walden one of Hollywood's most lucrative partnerships

Most Hollywood marriages don't turn out like this. Fifteen years ago, several executives were jockeying for a plum position running 20th Century Fox Television, the production company behind "The Simpsons" and "Ally McBeal." The boss made a decision, but it came with a catch: The top contenders, two seemingly mismatched executives, could do the job together — or not at all. Gary Newman acknowledges he initially wasn't thrilled. His colleague, Dana Walden, didn't say much; she was pregnant and queasy with morning sickness. "I remember going through a brief period of 'What does this actually mean to share a job,'" Newman...

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