Variety Staff

  • Biz

Financial Briefs


PaineWebber Inc. lowered its investment rating on Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. to "attractive" from "buy" Friday, noting that the company's stock price has risen about 22% from a month ago. The…

Video Briefs


Edie Adams will make a personal appearance at Tower Video on Sunset, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday to support videocassette sales of "The Best of Ernie Kovacs," a five-tape series from Kultur Video. New…

Exec Shuffle


Bret Sarnoff has been promoted to VP, controller, for the Carsey-Werner Co., responsible for financial reporting, treasury functions and production accounting. Sarnoff had been controller at the…


  • TV

Syndication Briefs


John Hummel has been named director of operations for Tribune Broadcasting Co.'s national sales group, Tribune Plus. He previously was general sales manager of Trib- owned KWGN-TV in Denver.

Short Takes


The second in a series of nine Humanitas Master Writers Workshops will be held on Nov. 21 at the Adult Education Center in Westwood.

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