Scott Sommer has joined 20th Century Fox as a creative executive, reporting directly to recently named worldwide production prexy Tom Jacobson.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted John C. (Jack) McBride to the post of veepee of legal affairs, bumping him up a notch from his assistant general counsel post. McBride remains key attorney…
Phoebe Dwiggins Ballard, widow of novelist and telewriter Willis Todhunter Ballard, died Oct. 7 after a lengthy illness in her Woodland Hills home.
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.
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.
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…