Leroy Lusk, who served as camera optical supervisor for Mercer Titles and Optical Effects since 1986, died of a heart attack on Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
New Line Prods. has named Helena Echegoyen director of development and promoted Janis Chaskin to executive story editor.
Todd P. Leavitt has been promoted to exec VP of planning and operations at NBC Prods. He will continue to run daily operations of the in-house production division while assuming expanded…
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.
Keith Keeler Walsh, 40, composer-synthesist who recorded under the name Keeler, died Sept. 25 at Jersey City Medical Center of a massive cerebral hemorrhage related to HIV infection.
Orion senior VP corporate and public affairs Paul Wagner has declined the company's offer to move west. He plans to open a pubbery, Wagner Associates, in Greenwich, Conn., in January.
Motion Picture trade journalist Richard Gertner died of heart failure Sept. 14 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 66.
Ron Bair, a former mayor and longtime local television personality, died Nov. 6 of cancer in San Diego.
A celebration of life will be held in memory of producer and former Warner Bros. executive Mark Rosenberg at noon Friday at the Writers Guild Theater at 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills.
New Line Cinema has appointed Scott Hyneryager assistant division manager for the company's distribution central division. He will be based in New Line's Chicago office. Before joining New Line, he…