Fox Broadcasting Co. has beefed up its affiliate promotion department, promoting Dan Kendall and Mark Stroman to director-level slots in that area and bringing aboard Laura Lionetti Barton and Jane…
Robin McMillan has been upped to VP of public relations at Showtime Networks Inc., a new post, based in Universal City.
John H. Davis, who played a tough kid in the "Our Gang" films of the 1920s before pursuing a medical career, died Nov. 3 of respiratory failure at St. John's Hospital & Health Center, where he had…
Jazz bassist Keith (Red) Mitchell died Nov. 8 of a heart attack and stroke in Oregon. He was 65. Mitchell was a pianist who switched to double bass as an Army musician in Germany.
Laurel Cronin, 53, an actress, singer and dancer, died Oct. 26 in Chicago from cancer. Cronin moved to Los Angeles two years ago after a 30-year career in Chicago theater.
Motion Picture trade journalist Richard Gertner died of heart failure Sept. 14 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 66.
New Line Cinema has appointed Scott Hyneryager assistant division manager for the company's distribution central division. He will be based in New Line's Chicago office. Before joining New Line, he…
Ron Bair, a former mayor and longtime local television personality, died Nov. 6 of cancer in San Diego.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has named Patricia Mayer general counsel of its entertainment business group and promoted Amy Rosen to VP of MGM licensing and merchandising.
Todd P. Leavitt has been promoted to exec VP of planning and operations at NBC Prods. He will continue to run daily operations of the in-house production division while assuming expanded…
Orion senior VP corporate and public affairs Paul Wagner has declined the company's offer to move west. He plans to open a pubbery, Wagner Associates, in Greenwich, Conn., in January.