In anticipation of their ramped-up movie production schedule, Paramount Pictures has hired Tom Levine as a production veep for the Motion Picture Group, sources confirmed yesterday.
Gerald E. Jacobson, actor and arts administrator, died Dec. 26 in San Diego of complications due to AIDS. He was 46.
Ronnie Welsh, actor and cabaret performer, died Tuesday in New York of brain cancer. He was 52. Welsh made his radio debut at age 12 on "The Guiding Light" and appeared on the TV show "You Are There"…
Rudolf Nureyev, the charismatic Soviet dancer whose daring dash to freedom opened a brilliant career that brought ballet to audiences around the world, died yesterday. He had been suffering from AIDS.
EMI Music announced a major reorganization of its North American operations yesterday, naming Charles Koppelman chairman/CEO of a revamped EMI Records Group North America effective April 1.
The jazz world is mourning the loss of one of its elder statesmen--trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, who died yesterday at age 75.
Bob Burkett has ankled as corporate affairs VP for Interscope to join the Geffen Co. as prez of the Geffen Foundation and exec veepee of public affairs of the parent company.
In a move to expand its growing international comedy franchise, Just For Laughs has named former IMAX veep Andre Picard to head its European headquarters in Paris.
ITC Entertainment Group chairman Alan R. Buggy has ended his relationship with the company "to pursue other interests," according to a terse statement released yesterday.
"ABC World News Tonight" executive producer Paul Friedman is expected to be named a vice president of ABC News early next week.
Karen Hermelin has been promoted to New Line Cinema's VP of research and strategy, responsible for designing and researching domestic marketing plans and implementing market research on produced or…