Variety Staff

Alexander Mackendrick


Alexander (Sandy) Mackendrick, director of such classic comedies as “The Man in the White Suit” and “Sweet Smell of Success,” died of pneumonia Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 81. Mackendrick…

  • TV

Short Takes


Ed McMahon won another round in his libel suit against the Star as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the publication to divulge by Monday its source of a story regarding the “Star Search”…


  • Biz

Financial Briefs


Chronicle Publishing Co. has decided to put its cable television division up for sale, two San Francisco newspapers reported. The board of the privately held company plans to sell the division…

  • Film

Golden Globe nominations


MOTION PICTURES DRAMA “The Age of Innocence”– Columbia Pictures (Columbia Pictures) “In the Name of the Father”– Jim Sheridan Prods. (Universal Pictures) “The Piano”– Jan Chapman Prods. (Miramax…

Exec Shuffle


Ken Raskoff has joined Four Point Entertainment as VP of longform and movies for TV. Raskoff, who will oversee development, was most recently exec VP at Steve White Prods. and previously spent nine…

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