RCS Video of Milan has appointed Ann Harris head of international TV co-productions for RCS TV Prods. The company is based at Majestic Films & Television Intl. in London.
Anna Wimschneider, a grandmother whose memoirs about farm life during World War II became a best-selling book and hit movie, died Jan. 1 after a stroke.
Vivienne Segal, best known as Vera Simpson in the Broadway production of "Pal Joey," died Dec. 29 of natural causes at Westside Hospital. She was 95.
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.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Janel Clausen has been promoted to VP of risk management, bumping her up from her assistant treasurer's post.
Clyde M. Reed Jr., a newspaper editor and publisher in Kansas for more than 40 years, died Jan. 3 at age 78.
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.
Justen Dardis, who most recently headed the literary department at Susan Smith & Associates, has joined Agency for the Performing Arts as a VP in the motion picture literary department.
Ashot Abramyan, a Utah Symphony violinist, died Dec. 29 of an aneurysm in North Hollywood. He was 46. Born in Dilijan, Armenia, Abramyan played for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Armenia…
Robert Ackley has been promoted to VP, finance and operations for Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing where he will be responsible for all financial and administrative operations for the company.