Vincent J. “Vinnie” Harris, former Director of Industry Liaison at the Department of Defense’s Armed Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) Broadcast Center, died in his sleep Feb. 10 in Glendale. He…
TORONTO Radio Canada Intl. will receive C$15 million ($10.5 million) over three years from the federal government for infrastructure and improvements. This is in addition to last year’s reinstatement…
Fredric Paddock Hope, one of the original master planners for Walt Disney World, died Feb. 1 in Torrance of emphysema. He was 68. Hope worked with the Walt Disney Co. from 1961 through 1973 as…
C.J. Rapp Pittman will receive the Directors Guild of America's 1998 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award. The award is given to an associate director or stage manager in recognition of service to…
Roberto Iglesias, a pioneer in Spanish language radio and television, died Feb. 7 of cancer in Glendale. He was 76. Iglesias created the weekly TV program “Varedades,” the first Spanish show to be…
U.S. submissions for the Intl. Critics Week (La Semaine International De La Critique Francaise) section of the Cannes Film Festival will be screened March 19-26 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York.
Jackie Machlis, wife of producer Neil A. Machlis, died Jan. 2 of unreported causes in Northridge. She was 51.
Gus Wayne, one of the 124 midgets who graced the screen in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939, died Jan 23 of heart failure at a nursing home in Lakeland, Fla. He was 77. Wayne had been in ill health since…
Ashot Madatian, father of Paramount senior VP of publicity Jasmine Madatian, died Feb. 1 in San Francisco. He was 85. A teacher in native Armenia, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1949.
Retired TV writer Sam Perrin, who served as Jack Benny’s writer for more than 40 years, died Jan. 8 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following an extended illness. He was…
Richard C. Glouner, a third-generation cinematographer who worked in the industry for over 40 years, died Feb. 9 of Lou Gehrig's Disease at a hospital in Newport Beach. He was 66.