Peter Hammer, documentary filmmaker and film editor, died Tuesday of cancer in New York.
Dieter Plage, a German wildlife filmmaker whose documentaries brought recognition to African conservation issues, died April 3 in an accident while filming in the African rain forest. He was 57.
Dominick Seminerio, retired studio grip, died of pneumonia April 18 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital.
Joy Baker, a board member of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ford's Theatre and other arts organizations, died at home April 24 after an 11-year battle with cancer.
Richard Gladstein was named on Wednesday to the post of senior VP production for Miramax Films, bringing the executive over from his post as VP of production and acquisition for Live Entertainment.
ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson, further paring back his responsibilities , will give up supervision of ABC daytime programming, according to sources.
Continuing to fatten its motion picture ranks with new clients, the William Morris Agency has signed film director Arthur Hiller from his former home at Creative Artists Agency.
Michael Birnbaum has been named senior veepee of ITC Entertainment Group, giving the executive input in the Studio City-based company's movie, television and homevideo operations.
Barry Hall, who worked as a singers rep at the Screen Actors Guild, died April 20 of a heart attack at his home in Toluca Lake. He was 42.
Edna Amadon Toney, writer, actress and producer, died April 13 of liver cancer at her home in Katonah, N.Y. She was 79.
Larry Berthelson, creator of the Pickwick Puppet theater and a former president of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York, died April 8 of undisclosed causes at his Santa Barbara home. He was 60.