The ever-improving prospects of satellite TV venture British Sky Broadcasting helped pump up the pretax profits of the media group Pearson by 38% to T208.6 million ($ 310 million) last year.
Michael Wright, formerly an agent at Creative Artists Agency, has joined CBS Entertainment as director, motion pictures for television.
HBO has promoted two in its West Coast publicity department and signed on a new exec in the Gotham wing.
Pam Bottaro and Charles Noble, a girl, Caitlin Rebecca, Jan. 20, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mother is VP of features for Longbow Prods.; father is professor/author.
Alessandro Camon, former Penta Pictures exec, has signed on as veep of production at Pressman Film Corp.
Mark Phillips and Nargess Isfahani-Phillips, a girl, Persia Gabriella, March 10, L.A. Father is TV writer, currently coordinating producer of "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol"; mother is art…