Cleavon Little, 53, who played the sheriff in Mel Brooks' western spoof "Blazing Saddles," won a Tony for "Purlie" and captured an Emmy for his guest role opposite Judd Hirsch in "Dear John," died…
A graveside burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, for actor John Hancock, co-star of the CBS-TV series "Love and War."
Norm Gunzenhauser and Tom Seeley have resigned as exec producers on the NBC midseason series "Local Heroes," which stars David Keith and Bill Nunn.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Fresh from the completion of screenwriter Jeff Arch's "Sleepless in Seattle," Gary Foster Prods. has hired Josie Rosen as veepee of development and outlined a number of projects in development.
Following the major revamp of its movie production arm Tuesday (Daily Variety , Oct. 21), New Line Cinema's president of marketing Sandra Ruch has resigned her position, effective in January.
After protracted negotiations, International Creative Management officials confirmed yesterday that InterTalent Agency topper Bill Block and 12 of his associates have joined ICM, as expected (Daily…
Red Barber, 84, the pioneer baseball sportscaster, died Oct. 22 in Tallahassee, Fla., from an intestinal disorder.
Joanna Spak has been promoted to VP, finance at Walt Disney Network TV, overseeing all financial functions in that area, including accounting, budgeting and business planning. Spak has been director…
Fred Birnbaum, 70, television advertising director of Variety for 18 years, died Oct. 16 in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., of a heart attack.
Eileen Woodbury has been appointed promotion director for Pirate Radio KQLZ-FM. She joined the Westwood One-owned station in 1990 as a promo coordinator and was later upped to assistant promo…