Variety Staff

  • Film

Oscar Watch


For the first time in its 72-year history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will serve up a limited number of official Oscar posters to the public. The Acad also will sell future awards…

John C. Mahon Jr.


John C. Mahon Jr., an educator who served as one of the original professors and lecturers at UCLA’s Motion Picture Department and later at NYU, died Jan. 14 of respiratory failure at Orange Hills…

  • Biz

Exec Shuffle


Graham Henderson has been tapped by Universal Music Canada as senior VP of business affairs and commerce. In his newly created position, Henderson will head the legal staff at Universal and be…

Bernice Petkere


Composer Bernice Petkere, whom Irving Berlin once called the “Queen of Tin Pan Alley,” died Jan. 7 of natural causes at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 98. Petkere is best remembered…

Carolyn Cohen


Carolyn Cohen, mother of publicist Ronni Chasen and writer-director Larry Cohen, died Jan. 17 following a lengthy battle with emphysema. She was 88. A native New Yorker, she ran her own real estate…

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