TV host and ventriloquist “Skipper Frank” Herman, a favorite of baby boomers during the 1950s on the children’s program “Cartoon Carousel,” died Jan. 4 of natural causes in La Jolla. He was 83…
Six-year "MTV Movie Awards" production vet Joel Gallen has been tapped producer of the Academy Awards pre-show.
Several former biz execs, including past Warner Bros. exec VP of theatrical production Tom Lassally, are teaming up to launch Fusient Media Ventures, an investment firm set to fuel Internet startups.
Carolyn Cohen, mother of publicist Ronni Chasen and writer-director Larry Cohen, died Monday following a lengthy battle with emphysema. She was 88. A native New Yorker, she ran her own real estate…
Drew Barrymore has been anointed ShoWest 2000 comedy star of the year -- the first femme thesp the org has tapped to receive its annual laffer honor.
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts will hold Los Angeles preems of eight British films, including "Beautiful People," a 1999 Cannes Film Fest winner helmed by Jasmin Dizdar.
David Eric, a stage actor and council member for the Actor’s Equity Assn., died Dec. 14 in Los Angeles of a brain tumor. He was 50. The New York-born Eric was a professional actor for more than 40…
"To get the effect we needed to achieve, we used a lot of stuff that I had never used, or used to such a degree before. We had smoke all the time and soft lighting."
UPN has pacted with Internet consulting firm Protagonist to develop strategies for entering the interactive TV market.
Commercial agents Rod Baron and Gar Lester have struck out on their own to launch Baron Entertainment, officially opening up shop next week.