Variety Staff

  • TV

Inside moves


The success of NBC’s “Will & Grace” may be opening the door to more gay-themed primetime development. CBS has just greenlit production on a small-screen version of the indie pic “Kiss Me, Guido,”…

Michael McDowell


Michael McDowell, a novelist who made a smooth transition to TV writing and directing, died Dec. 27 of AIDS complications at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 49. A native of Alabama…

Jack Grossman


Jack Grossman, president of Holiday Theaters, died Jan. 4 of natural causes at his home in Encino. He was 85. Grossman’s career in motion picture exhibition began during the 1940s at the Sherman…

  • Biz

Exec Shuffle


Crown Intl. Pictures has upped Wilfredo P. de Leon to VP, finance. De Leon joined Crown in 1987 as controller, and will continue to be responsible for the supervision of all financial accounting…

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