MGM TV has tapped Mark Young, senior VP of animation development for Hanna-Barbera Prods. for the past year, to form an animation unit at the studio and develop a series for fall 1993.
Lyric soprano Dorothy Kirsten French, who rose to opera stardom and dedicated her later years to battling Alzheimer's disease, died yesteday of complications from a stroke. She was 82.
John J. Cascella, a veteran keyboard player for the John Mellencamp band, was found dead in his car Nov. 14.
Bette Midler and Bonnie Bruckheimer's All Girl Prods. has added two creative affairs veeps to its staff, with plans to expand its development activities.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Pierce Brothers, Westlake Village, for Edward L. Sandlin, a longtime film and television sound editor who died Nov. 13 of cancer at the Motion Picture Home.
Derk Zimmerman, president and CEO of Group W Prods., and John Claster, president of Claster Television Inc., have been named associate members of the board of the Assn. of Independent Television…
Cyril (Cy) Thompson, a 30-year veteran of Pacific Theaters, died Oct. 28 in Los Angeles.
Kerry McCluggage has been promoted to chairman of the Paramount TV Group, giving him a title commensurate with that of motion picture group chairman Sherry Lansing under the recently revised…
Sony Pictures Entertainment named Jim and Barrie Loeks co-chairs of its 885 -screen Loews Theatres yesterday, giving the husband-and-wife team the reins of the oldest exhibition company in the United…
Ray Singer, 76, radio and TV comedy writer, died Monday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A native of New York City, Singer sold freelance material to nightclub comics before landing his…