Disney-owned indie KCAL-TV confirmed yesterday that it has hired Michael Binkow as the station's new VP of programming and development.
Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope has promoted Elisabeth Seldes to VP of development and extended her contract for two years.
In a major overhaul, pubcaster KCET has put all of its programming and production units under the direction of senior programming veepee and station manager Stephen Kulczycki.
Richard Carlson, the former chief of Voice of America who now runs the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, has tapped his former VOA deputy to serve a top administrative post.
Bob Merlis was promoted yesterday to senior VP/director of media relations for Warner Bros. Records. Announcement was made by company chairman Mo Ostin.
Dennis Keith Sullivan, who served as broadcast counsel for CBS Inc. for the last 16 years, died of complications from AIDS on Oct. 20 in Falls Church, Va. He was 50.
Less than a week after Brandon Tartikoff abruptly resigned his post as Paramount Pictures chairman, industry watchers are trying to figure out who will end up as his replacement.
Elektra Records said yesterday that Ruben Rodriguez has resigned as head of the label's urban music department in order to concentrate on his duties as president of his Elektra-distributed imprint…
The funeral for Hollywood pioneer Hal Roach, who created "Our Gang" and teamed Stan Laurel with Oliver Hardy, will be open to the public, a spokesman said.
Cheryl J. Kagan has been promoted to executive VP, entertainment, at Rogers & Cowan. In her new post, Kagan, who most recently was senior VP, entertainment, will continue to direct the operational…
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