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Exec shuffle


Steven Bochco Prods. has tapped Toni Moston director of media relations, where she will report to Dayna Kalins, prexy of the company. Her duties will include overseeing publicity campaigns for the…

International Briefs


UNITED KINGDOM British Sky Broadcasting plans to sell new stock worth £340 million ($541 million) to help pay for its acquisition of a 24% stake in Germany's KirchPayTV. BSkyB announced Dec. 6 that…

Willie Dahl


William “Willie” Wenton Dahl, longtime stage manager for “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” died March 5 of cancer at his home in Culver City. He was 73. Dahl, who spent more than…

John G. McCarthy


John G. McCarthy, a former president of the Motion Picture Export Assn. and later the Television Program Export Assn., died March 5 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., after suffering from complications…

DeMarcus Brown


DeMarcus Brown, professor emeritus of the University of Pacific's theater program, died March 24 of natural causes. He was 99. Brown supervised the U of Pacific's theater program from 1924 to 1969…

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Women in TV offer insight


Television industry executives gathered Thursday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "TV Talk 2000: Women of this Millennium" to discuss power, diversity, mentoring and motherhood.

Geffen gobbles up glitz


Who says Hollywood can't take a joke? At Wednesday's premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's "Mizlansky/Zilinsky" a packed house of movers and shakers was on hand to applaud Nicholas Martin's production at the…

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