Joe Voci has been named VP, current comedy/director, comedy development, at CBS Entertainment, reporting to veeps of current programs and comedy development Maddy Horne and Tim Flack, respectively.
Kevin Burns has been named production VP at Foxstar Prods., the new Fox Inc. division headed by former Twentieth TV prez Steve Bell. Burns also comes from Twentieth, where he was director of special…
Lisa Henson, a former Warner Bros. executive veepee of production, will be announced as president of production at Columbia Pictures by the end of this week, replacing seven-year veteran Michael…
Robert Davis, 76, character actor whose career on stage, television and film spanned 50 years, died July 18 of emphysema. Most recently, Davis was seen in the 1990 film "To Sleep With Anger," with…
Hollywood Records has drafted two key executives for its A&R team with the appointment of Bob Pfeifer and Nick Terzo as vice presidents.
Payroll director Pamela Saraceno has been promoted to veepee of payroll services for SPE Corporate Services, with responsibility for movie, television and corporate areas. Producers Bonnie Tiegel…
John Spencer West, entertainment industry publicist, died July 24 in Los Angeles of AIDS. The date marked his 37th birthday. Born in San Diego, West graduated from USC where he studied film history…
Tom Hulett, 55, concert promoter and personal manager, died July 30 in Los Angeles of cancer. Hulett co-founded the national concert promotion company, Concerts West, in 1967.
Lonnie D'Orsa, 96, director of silent-era films, and later a television director, died July 24 in Beverly Hills. D'Orsa began his career after serving in World War I as an assistant to Mack Sennett…
Steven Seagal and Kelly LeBrock, a girl, Arissa, July 24, L.A. Both parents are actors.
Michael Hanel has been named VP, comedy development, at Columbia Pictures TV, continuing the reconfiguration of the company's creative affairs department under exec VP Jeff Wachtel.