Producer Leonard Hill has made longtime associate Joel Fields a partner in his independent production company, changing the name from Leonard Hill Films to Hill-Fields Entertainment.
Reginald G. Harpur has been named VP, senior financial officer, worldwide film production and TV distribution at WB worldwide filmed entertainment. He joins WB from accounting firm Ernst & Young…
Marv Johnson, the baritone singer credited with creating the Motown sound with Berry Gordy Jr., died May 16 after suffering a stroke at a concert in South Carolina. He was 54.
Ken Jones, a veteran local TV newsman known for his reports on the 1965 Watts riots and the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, died May 14. He was 54.
Jeff Kline has been promoted to VP of drama development at Columbia Pictures TV, reporting to Jeff Wachtel, who recently was upped to exec VP of creative affairs, overseeing both comedy and drama.
Jill Green has been named senior veepee, creative advertising, for 20th Century Fox, effective June 1.
Producer Judith Polone is severing ties to Hearst Entertainment with seven months remaining on her contract and will go the independent route, taking several projects in development with her.
Howard Goldberg, talent agent and founding partner of Innovative Artists, died Sunday from AIDS complications in Los Angeles. He was 40.
Minnie L. Gentry, a stage, TV and movie actress whose roles included Gram Tee on "The Cosby Show" and Aunt Bessie on daytime's "All My Children," died May 11. She was 77.
Donald Kvares, a playwright, died May 4 of complications from diabetes.
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Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
Rio 23Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%