Painter Robert De Niro, 71, father of the actor, died of cancer May 3.
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…
William Morris has just signed Don Jakoby ("Arachnophobia" and "Blue Thunder") after the screenwriter's four-month hiatus from agency representation.
Susan Grode, the attorney whose client roster includes "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, has moved to Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hayes & Handler to work in the law firm's rapidly expanding…
Zanne Devine has been promoted from director of acquisitions to veepee of acquisitions for Universal Pictures.
Patricia Schultz has been promoted to VP, media relations, NBC West Coast, overseeing all Burbank-based entertainment and corporate publicity and reporting to president Don Ohlmeyer.
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.