Louis Mattioli, 38, publicist for the Arts & Entertainment Network as well as a writer, director and performer, died Dec. 1 in Manhattan following a sudden illness.
Theodore Ripp, 78, father of rock 'n' roll music pioneer Artie Ripp, died Dec. 21 in North Hollywood of respiratory complications.
Dr. Jennifer Patterson and Howard Stringer, an adopted boy, David Ridley Stringer, Dec. 26. Father is prexy CBS/Broadcast Group; mother is non-pro.
Andra Shapiro has been promoted to biz affairs vice president and deputy general counsel for MTV Networks.
Blues guitarist Albert King, 69, died Dec. 21 after a heart attack. King influenced Eric Clapton and other rock greats and saw his own career revive as they popularized the blues.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.
Georg Alexander is returning to his old job as head of film production at ZDF after serving only two months as film commissioner for the region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%