Tom Jacobson was named yesterday to succeed 20th Century Fox worldwide production prexy Roger Birnbaum, who is leaving to join his former boss Joe Roth as a producing partner in the latter's new…
Twentieth Century Fox production prexy Roger Birnbaum is expected to join his former boss Joe Roth as a producing partner in his new indie endeavor at Disney, pending the blessing of News Corp…
Robin McMillan has been upped to VP of public relations at Showtime Networks Inc., a new post, based in Universal City.
Jazz bassist Keith (Red) Mitchell died Nov. 8 of a heart attack and stroke in Oregon. He was 65. Mitchell was a pianist who switched to double bass as an Army musician in Germany.
Chuck Connors, who gained fame as the tough, gun-toting single father on the long-running television series "The Rifleman," died yesterday in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 71.
Capital Cities/ABC has appointed Jon Peisinger president of newly created Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing. The Stamford, Conn.-based division will produce, acquire and market special-interest and…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has beefed up its affiliate promotion department, promoting Dan Kendall and Mark Stroman to director-level slots in that area and bringing aboard Laura Lionetti Barton and Jane…
Joel Stillerman has been promoted to VP production at MTV, where he will lead the MTV production staff in the studio and special programs area.
John H. Davis, who played a tough kid in the "Our Gang" films of the 1920s before pursuing a medical career, died Nov. 3 of respiratory failure at St. John's Hospital & Health Center, where he had…
Tony Jonas has been promoted to exec VP of creative affairs at Lorimar TV, a new post, with continuing responsibility for drama, comedy and reality series development.