Catherine Silver has been appointed to the newly created position of sales director, North America, of Variety Inc.
Drew Kaza has been named president of United Intl. Pictures Pay-TV, overseeing the international pay TV operations of Paramount, Universal and MGM.
Marty Shindler has been appointed VP of sales and marketing for Kodak's Cinesite digital film center. Shindler has been a consultant to the facility since it was opened last September. He was most…
The William Morris Agency announced Friday that it has signed Danny Cannon, who is currently sporting a hot hand as director of the Harvey Keitel starrer "The Young Americans."
Ann Todd, British actress who co-starred with James Mason in the psychological thriller "The Seventh Veil," died of a stroke May 6.
Valerie Hardy is ankling as managing director of the South Australian Film Corp. to sign on as head of drama and light entertainment at the Ten Network, effective July 1.
Memorial service for TV writer Helen Slote Levitt, who died April 3 (Daily Variety, April 16), will be held at 11 a.m. May 16 at the Writers Guild Theater on Doheny Drive.
A tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz will be held in Manhattan Monday evening at 6 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. The Oscar-winning writer, director and producer died Feb. 5 at age 83.
Retired judge Vincent P. Rao, the jurist in a 1964 Lenny Bruce indecency hearing in New York, died Tuesday at home in Hawthorne, N.J. He was 79.
Jim Bloom has joined Sony Pictures Entertainment as veepee of production for its New Technologies division.
Gerry Porter is the new VP of marketing and special promotions at Hanson & Schwam Public Relations. Responsibilities will include expanding domestic and international promotions for entertainment…