MGM is restructuring its TV division and handing control of all international TV to John P. Symes, who's been upped to president of the newly created MGM Worldwide TV Group.
Independent producer and longtime film executive Max Youngstein, who along with four other partners purchased an ailing United Artists from Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford and turned it into a…
Longtime TV veteran John Litvack has ankled Walt Disney TV after eight years at the studio and has joined the WB netlet as senior vice president of current programming.
Karen Green and Jay Jablonow, a girl, Skyler Green Jablonow, March 3, UCLA Medical Center, Westwood. Mother’s VP of business affairs and business development for Spelling Entertainment Group…
Lori Goldklang Furie has been upped to VP of production at Sony's Columbia Pictures unit, increasing her involvement in the development and production of projects for the studio's slate.
Warner Bros. Television has promoted two veteran execs from its administrative ranks.
Stephanie (Penney) Dodson, president of Design Partners Inc., an association of lighting designers and directors of photography, died Fridayat her home in Calabasas after a lengthy battle with lung…
Peter Lynch has been named executive VP of operations for Warner Bros. Studio Stores. Lynch previously worked at apparel manufacturer Sideout Sport, where he served as chief operating officer. * * *…
Joseph A. Cohen, who claimed the record for longest uninterrupted service as a reporter with Variety --- 44 years --- died July 6 in New York of heart failure. He was 86.
Film editor William P. Dornisch, who worked at Universal Studios for a number of years and later formed his own post-production company, died April 11 of heart failure in Marina del Rey. He was 60.