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Executive Shuffle


Linda Sumja has been named VP of domestic sales for DIC Entertainment. She will oversee network, syndication, cable and satellite sales of DIC programming for the domestic market, and all marketing…

Bob Knight


Bob Knight, 72, who became one of the most influential TV reporters and reviewers in the country during his 20 years as a correspondent with Variety, died Monday in New York of a heart attack.

Ellis St. Joseph


Ellis St. Joseph, 82, award-winning playwright and former Warner Bros. staff writer, died Aug. 21 in Beverly Hills of cancer. St. Joseph accumulated more than 50 WGA credits during a career that…

Neva Goldberg


Neva Goldberg, 75, longtime office comptroller for the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles, died Aug. 28 after a long illness. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Eden Memorial Park.

Exec Shuffle


Lou Israel has been named senior VP of sales and distribution for Grove Television Enterprises, a Chicago-based program distribution firm. Israel, who will be based in New York, will oversee national…

Pat Shields


Pat Shields, 70, producer-director for more than 30 years, was found dead in his car Aug. 16 in Death Valley, apparently the victim of heat exhaustion.

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