Tom Mazza has been promoted to senior VP, current programs, at Paramount Network TV, overseeing all series produced by the division, reporting to exec VP of creative affairs John Symes.
Barbara Cohen, the award-winning author of more than 30 children's books including "Molly's Pilgrim," died Nov. 29 at her Bridgewater, N.J., home.
Sheri Halfon has segued to Cary Brokaw's new Avenue Pictures as senior VP and CFO, having served as VP for finance and administration at its bankrupt predecessor, Avenue Entertainment.
Dale McBride, a veteran country music entertainer and father of country star Terry McBride, died Nov. 30 from a brain tumor. He was 55.
Former Rogers & Cowan director of entertainment Julie Polkes has joined Miramax Films as director of West Coast and international publicity.
Dean and Carol Sanderson, a boy, Ryan David, Nov. 24, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia. Father's a credit specialist for Daily Variety; mother is non-pro.
Meg Marguiles and Gregory Lipstone, Sept. 19, Brentwood. Bride's a freelance production associate; groom's a television packaging agent for the William Morris Agency.
Former TriStar production topper Stephen Randall has been hired as president of the new, deep-pocketed development company Cinema Line Films.
Kathryn Gentile, a retired switchboard operator for RKO, died Nov. 14 of cardiopulmonary arrest at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills.
Frank Mann, 84, an engineer whose friendship with Howard Hughes led to a starring role in the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show and to his participation with the "Spruce Goose" seaplane, died.
Sandy Grushow has become the top programming executive at Fox Broadcasting Co. with his promotion to president of the Fox Entertainment Group. The move has been expected since Peter Chernin vacated…
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