Al Adolph, manager of San Francisco’s Telenews Theater during the 1950s, died Feb. 28 of natural causes in Camarillo, Calif. He was 91. Adolph largely worked in TV syndication, joining Seven Arts…
John Colicos, who won critical acclaim as a Shakespearean actor but was best known as the villain in the TV science fiction series “Battlestar Galactica,” died March 6 in Toronto after a series of…
Richard Allen Dudley, an NBC radio and television announcer who was among the first to broadcast news of the Pearl Harbor attack, died Feb. 2 in Lancaster, Pa. He was 84. Dudley, known as “The Voice…
Maureen Walsh has been tapped veep of affiliate relations at UPN.
New Wave Entertainment has tapped Peter Adee as a partner, joining Allen P. Haines, Paul Apel and Alan Baral in the Burbank-based creative service company. His new duties include working in all areas…
INDIA Film director Deepa Mehta’s controversial pic “Water” most likely will resume shooting in September. The director had faced violent protests during shooting from Hindu fundamentalist groups in…
Cahners, parent company of Daily Variety and Variety, has added LA411 Publishing Co. to its family of business-focused publications.
Odyssey Network, the joint cable venture between Hallmark Entertainment and the Jim Henson Co., has retooled its weekly news mag, tapping former CNN and NBC news anchor Mary Alice Williams its…
Brad Pitt has signed on for the first time as an Oscar presenter.
Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in “From Hell,” a Jack the Ripper tale that Albert and Allen Hughes are directing at 20th Century Fox. Pic is an adaptation by scripter and novelist Rafael…
Online content provider Brilliant Digital Entertainment has inked a six-year distrib deal with Hong Kong-based Internet/telecommunications conglom e-New Media.