Gotham-based Sterling Entertainment Group has acquired VidAmerica's library of special-interest programs and B pix. Sterling exec VP Gary Needle was previously VidAmerica's exec VP.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Janel Clausen has been promoted to VP of risk management, bumping her up from her assistant treasurer's post.
Universal Pictures' "Heart and Souls," an ensemble fantasy comedy toplined by Robert Downey Jr. ("Chaplin") and directed by Ron Underwood, has begun lensing in Los Angeles.
TCI Cablevision of California has agreed to carry The California Channel, a non-profit statewide public affairs channel, on its systems serving 561,491 cable subscribers in San Jose, Los Angeles and…
Golf pro Peter Jacobson has joined ABC Sports' golf announcing team, where he will serve as an analyst for the network's golf coverage.
Affiliates Regional Communications Ltd. announced late yesterday that it has purchased the 20% general partnership interest in ARC held by cable entrepreneur Bill Daniel's Dansports LP.
Another Paramount vet is headed for Twentieth TV, with Dana Freedman ankling her post of marketing veep for Arsenio Hall Communications to become VP of publicity for the Fox wing.
Ashot Abramyan, a Utah Symphony violinist, died Dec. 29 of an aneurysm in North Hollywood. He was 46. Born in Dilijan, Armenia, Abramyan played for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Armenia…
Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a writer and business consultant and father of actor Kevin Spacey, died Dec. 24 in Atlanta, Ga., following a long illness. He was 68.
RCS Video of Milan has appointed Ann Harris head of international TV co-productions for RCS TV Prods. The company is based at Majestic Films & Television Intl. in London.