Thelma Orloff, an MGM contract player, died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of kidney failure.
Michael Silverman, publisher of Daily Variety for the past three years, is leaving the publication effective Dec. 18. Silverman has declined an offer by Variety Inc. parent Reed Publishing (USA) to…
Robert DeBitetto has been elevated to senior vice president of business affairs for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
John and Mary Barrett, a boy, Andrew Thomas, Sept. 3, Evanston, Ill. Father's VP, Southern division manager for Worldvision Enterprises. Mother is non-pro.
Video retail chain West Coast Video Enterprises, which recently emerged from Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, has promoted Ken Graffeo to executive VP. He had been marketing veep.
Kellee Jones has joined 20th Century Fox as a senior publicist, replacing Paulette Dauber, who, as previously reported, was recently upped to director of national publicity.
Warner Bros. Intl. has promoted Angelina Speare to VP of administration, theatrical distribution.
Virginia Peck, a retired music library executive assistant at Paramount Studios, died Nov. 17 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills.
Michael Firmature, a publicist, died Dec. 3 of complications from AIDS. He was 36.
Michael Hamill has joined Pacific Arts Video as chief financial officer, reporting to George Steele, president and chief operating officer.