Sandy Prudden, stage manager for the syndicated program “Donny & Marie,” died Dec. 11 in Burbank following a brief illness. He was 54. Prudden formerly worked with the Osmonds in 1974, when he served…
Andy Wiswell, a Grammy-winning record producer who worked with Judy Garland, Perry Como and Harry Belafonte, died Dec. 17 after a short illness at his home in Aiken, S.C. He was 94. Wiswell won a…
Daniel Angel, British independent film producer best known for 1956’s “Reach for the Sky,” died Dec. 13 of natural causes in London. He was 88. Angel’s “Reach” was one of postwar England’s most…
Stanley Meyer, executive producer and co-owner of the Emmy-winning TV series “Dragnet,” died Dec. 18 of heart failure at his home in Santa Monica. He was 85. In addition to his TV production company…
Marshall Wortman, a labor relations consultant who held positions at NBC, Goldwyn Studios, Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox, died Dec. 13 in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 81. Wortman…
Anthony Hopkins will receive the Modern Master Award at the 15th annual Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival. The Modern Master Award honors actors and directors who have provided cultural enrichment…
Viacom Prods. has upped three key development execs and added a new member to its creative team.
David Schickele, a documentary filmmaker, film editor and composer best known for his 1971 feature-length film “Bushman,” died Oct. 31 in San Francisco of cancer. He was 62. “Bushman,” which depicted…
The new homevid company Providence Home Entertainment Video, created in a deal between Providence Entertainment and Goodtimes Entertainment, has chosen "The Omega Code" as its first release.
Universal Music & Video Distribution has named three execs to new roles in its associated labels, sales and artist development sectors.
The Motion Picture Assn. has upped Harvey Rouse to VP and director of European Union affairs and European TV.
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