Betsy Newman has been upped to VP of original programming forTNT, having been director in that area since joining the cable network in January 1990 from Republic Pictures.
Jeff Margolis, who has directed the last five Academy Award telecasts, has been signed to produce and direct this year's Miss America Pageant, seeking to breathe new life into the beauty contest.
Gordon Moye, 35, former management associate at Lemond/Zetter and talent associate at Flick East/West, died June 29 in Los Angeles after a long illness.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters this week asked the FCC to issue a ruling preempting state and local laws that prevent consumers from using rooftop antennas to receive TV signals.
Although there was heavy trading in Home Shopping Network Inc. shares Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the company said she wasn't aware of any corporate developments -- including any new development…
Jack Bittner, 76, stage and TV actor and opera singer, died June 26 in New York of a heart attack. Bittner was best known for his Shakespearean roles.
David and Susan LaFountaine, a girl, Nicole Rachel, July 7, Westlake Medical Center.
The script for the feature "Henry in Love," contrary to a July 8 article about Lee Rich Prods., will be written by Brian Hohfeld, adapted from an original book by Marian Thurm.
Barbara Gale, a girl, Gabriella Alta Gale, June 14, L.A. Mother is partner at Litke, Gale, Madden and Associates.
Raymond Parker, 79, chariman of the board and CEO of the Concord Resort Hotel , a popular resort in the Catskills, died June 13 in New York of unreported causes.
A television programming advisory committee is considering recommendations that the series "Beverly Hills, 90210" be pulled by the Singapore Broadcasting Corp., a newspaper reported Tuesday.
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