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Former ABC television exec Robert Trachinger died Sept. 19 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., of heart failure. He was 86.
Announcing that Film L.A. will begin coordinating the California on Location Awards next year, COLA co-founder Sheri Davis expressed no doubt in the org's staying power.
Halting two trials in their tracks, a federal judge granted motions that will effectively put troubled indie distribs ThinkFilm and Capitol Films Development into bankruptcy.
Eden FX has partnered with sister post-production company Point.360 West to offer HD dailies, color correction, online mastering and other services at a new facility in Santa Monica.
Studio vet Elizabeth Wolfe will join the Lippin Group as one of three new VPs, said chairman and chief executive Dick Lippin.
Doug Sweetland has signed on to helm "The Familiars" for Sony Pictures Animation.
To hear him tell it, Thursday's milestone "American Dad" celebration was a surprise party for co-creator and star Seth MacFarlane.
Nancy Dubuc, prexy-g.m. of cablers Lifetime and History, said Variety's Power of Women luncheon Thursday was designed to celebrate "the magic that happens when power and passion come together."
Friday is the deadline for submitting foreign language pics, live-action short films and animated shorts for Oscar consideration.
The Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Company is calling on producers of short-format children's programming for the launch of "Millipede," a television block comprised of segments of variable length.