The jazz world is mourning the loss of one of its elder statesmen--trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, who died yesterday at age 75.
Bob Burkett has ankled as corporate affairs VP for Interscope to join the Geffen Co. as prez of the Geffen Foundation and exec veepee of public affairs of the parent company.
In a move to expand its growing international comedy franchise, Just For Laughs has named former IMAX veep Andre Picard to head its European headquarters in Paris.
ITC Entertainment Group chairman Alan R. Buggy has ended his relationship with the company "to pursue other interests," according to a terse statement released yesterday.
"ABC World News Tonight" executive producer Paul Friedman is expected to be named a vice president of ABC News early next week.
Gertrude Reisenbach Rose, mother of Warner Bros. exec VP of marketing and planning Sandy Reisenbach, died Dec. 26.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Janel Clausen has been promoted to VP of risk management, bumping her up from her assistant treasurer's post.
Another Paramount vet is headed for Twentieth TV, with Dana Freedman ankling her post of marketing veep for Arsenio Hall Communications to become VP of publicity for the Fox wing.
Elektra Records yesterday tapped three new executives to head up a revamped marketing department, naming Ellen Darst, Jim Henke and Jeff Jones to its team.
Backed with some of his own funds and some provided by others, Lifetime president Thomas Burchill has purchased a majority position in the country's third largest television station rep firm Petry.