Leon Tokatyan, who wrote the pilot episode for the award-winning TV series ''Lou Grant,'' died May 13 in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 73.
Richard Nabatoff, 39, who served in various executive capacities for entertainment companies including Time Warner, died April 21 in New York of undisclosed causes.
Mary Boyle Seitz, the scenarist for John Wayne's first starring role, "The Big Trail," in 1929, died May 12 in Los Angeles following a short illness. She was 93.
Cyndee Benson Lord and Bill Lord, a girl, Lily Elizabeth, March 14, Northridge. Mother's a freelance reporter for KTTV; father's VP and news director for KNBC Los Angeles. * * * Carina Sayles and…
David Livingstone has been named senior VP of creative at Polygram Films. He'll oversee development of all creative elements regarding launch of the company's major pics in the U.S. Livingstone…
Orton Havergal Hicks, a veteran film industry executive, died May 10 of natural causes in Hanover, N.H. He was 96.
Iris Grossman has been upped to senior veepee of talent and casting for TNT from her VP post. Based in Los Angeles, she will be responsible for overseeing all talent and casting issues related to TNT…
The MGM Telecommunications Group, foreign TV sales arm of the studio, has tapped James Hurlock VP, sales planning and business development for the Asia Pacific region.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been named president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema, it was confirmed Tuesday by Mitchell Goldman, president of marketing and distribution (Daily Variety, May 16).
Jenny Montefiore has been appointed marketing director at All American Fremantle Intl. and will be responsible for marketing, advertising and promotion for the company's business around the world…
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$152.4M Fox -23.45%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%