Joseph Ruddick, 74, longtime theater manager and district supervisor for theater circuits headquartered in Kansas City, died in K.C. at home Nov. 7.
James D. Boaz has resigned as president of the Paramount Stations Group, effective Dec. 12, citing a long-held desire to take a prolonged sabbatical.
Polygram Group Distribution has restructured its special markets division, naming Robert Bell senior VP and Howard Smiley VP.
Deborah Moore and Jake Crawford, a boy, Dalton James, Aug. 30, South Bay Hospital, Redondo Beach. Mother is senior vice president of production for New Line Cinema. Father is a stunt coordinator…
Aaron W. Levy was appointed vice chairman and chief operating officer of Elektra Entertainment yesterday, continuing the recent shakeup in the company's management operations.
Hank Cohen has been promoted to senior VP, television development, at MGM TV, which will focus on firstrun syndication and other non-network distribution in the wake of a decision last spring to bail…
The chief exec of London's Granada Television Intl. is exiting to form a new company in partnership with L.A.-based showbiz PR firm the Lippin Group.
David P. Lewis, a television pioneer who began his career in advertising in New York City, died Oct. 25 after a short illness.
Sean Rowley, 23, keyboardist/vocalist for Zoo/SRC recording group Cause and Effect, died Nov. 8 in Minneapolis of cardiac arrest induced by an asthma attack.
Winifred White has been named to the newly created position of VP, movies and miniseries at NBC Prods., overseeing longform production and development at the in-house unit, reporting to exec VP of…