Edwin Baedor Bryant, a retired film editor, died of natural causes March 14 in Laguna Hills. He was 88.
Nelvana Ltd. has appointed two new execs to its business affairs department.
Former Broadway actress and St. Paul, Minn., benefactor Ruth Easton, died March 16 of natural causes at her home in Beverly Hills. Her age was unreported.
OCTOBER FILMS HAS closed a deal for Albert Brooks to direct and star in “Muse,” in which Brooks will turn his sights on the filmmaking process. Coming on the heels of Anjelica Huston’s deal to star…
Brady Craine has been upped to the newly created position of senior director of trade events for the American Film Marketing Assn.
Phil Richards, a former makeup artist who worked with such actresses as Rita Hayworth, Ann-Margret and Goldie Hawn, died March 13 of cancer at his home in Palm Springs. He was 69.
Back Stage West, the Los Angeles version of the performers trade weekly, has acquired its competitor, Drama-Logue.
Sid Grossfeld, a longtime CBS-TV staff member, died March 8 of cancer at Encino-Tarzana Hospital. He was 71.
Gene Evans, a rugged character actor who appeared in more than 30 films including "Operation Petticoat" and "Walking Tall," died April 1 in Jackson, Tenn., of natural causes. He was 75.
Edwin Kinley, a former vaudeville performer who later worked as a comedian with some of the top performers in the 1940s and 1950s, died March 31 of heart failure in New York City. He was 82.
European TV giant CLT-Ufa has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the $4.5 million French thriller-comedy "Like a Fish Out of Water."