Theodore Ripp, 78, father of rock 'n' roll music pioneer Artie Ripp, died Dec. 21 in North Hollywood of respiratory complications.
Low-budget filmmaker Troma Inc. sued New Line Cinema Corp. for $ 50 million, charging that New Line reneged on a deal to make a movie based on Troma's cartoon characters.
Dr. Jennifer Patterson and Howard Stringer, an adopted boy, David Ridley Stringer, Dec. 26. Father is prexy CBS/Broadcast Group; mother is non-pro.
Andra Shapiro has been promoted to biz affairs vice president and deputy general counsel for MTV Networks.
The New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is skedded to host an opening party for ShowBiz Expo East Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the New York Hilton.
Los Angeles' legit had a snappy holiday session last week, with two of the four reporting shows gaining.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.
It may look and sound like CNN, but the news show hitting the airwaves Friday in the Windy City and its suburbs is ChicagoLand Television News, the first foray into 24-hour coverage of local news on…
Executive producer Pete Vanlaw has officially launched Stupid Radio for production of radio commercials.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.