Dennis Johnson, senior VP of original programming, West Coast, for Showtime Networks, Inc. has been elected president of the National Assn. of Minorities in Cable.
Dena Fischer has a new title at New Regency Prods.: vice president of creative affairs.
Charlie Williams, songwriter, publisher, actor and radio personality, died of cancer Oct. 15 in Nashville. He was 62.
Herbert N. Dorfman will rejoin Orion Home Video in the newly created position of senior VP. Appointment is effective Dec. 14.
Audrey Hepburn will receive the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award, the union's highest honor.
Dave Price, national marketing director of Premiere Radio Networks, has been named marketing research director. Rysher Entertainment has named Mark Lipps to the post of VP, Midwest sales.
Tracy Dolgin has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as exec VP of marketing, reporting to recently installed Fox Entertainment Group president Sandy Grushow.
Michael Jackson will appear live as the opening act on the 20th annual American Music Awards, set for Jan. 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.