Variety Staff

Video chart bows


Today Daily Variety unveils a new video sell-through chart featuring data from VideoScan, the only point-of-sale video tracking system. Chart will run every Monday. See page 6.


Exec Shuffle


Jan Craven has been upped to director, client and group relations, MCA Television Group, with responsibilities including facilitating communications among all the group's divisions.

  • Film

Oscar watch


Mercedes Ruehl, last year's supporting actress Oscar-winner for "The Fisher King," will be waking up early on Feb. 17 to announce the Oscar nominations at 5 :30 a.m. with Academy president Robert…

Stan J. Wojno Jr.


Stan J. Wojno Jr., an actor, died Feb. 1 of respiratory failure in Los Angeles. He was 45 years old. Wojno received his education from the College of William & Mary and Kansas State U., graduating…

  • Biz

Financial Briefs


A $ 150 million issue of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. senior notes, due Feb. 15, 1998, was priced as 6 5/8% at 99.90 to yield 6.649%, 118 basis points above the five-year Treasury note.

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