Exec Shuffle


Pacific Microsonics has tapped music industry vet Betsy Alexander director of label & artist relations. Alexander will be responsible for informing producers, A&R execs, managers and artists about…



Tribune Broadcasting Co.'s WGN Chicago has dealt a blow to its in-house Tribune Entertainment Co. gameshow “Bzzz!” “Bzzz!” is being bumped out of its 6:30 p.m. access slot on WGN effective Jan. 6…


Orion grabs 'Hitchcock'


Orion Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “Storefont Hitchcock,” a concert performance film starring Brit singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock and directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was lensed…

'Friends' cast re-pact


After months of tense and sometimes public negotiations, Warner Bros. Television has inked a new contract with the entire cast of the NBC hit “Friends” through the 1999-2000 season. The studio…

'Sparrows' headed to TV


: “ER” star Anthony Edwards and writer-producer James Duff have signed to produce the stage comedy “A Quarrel of Sparrows” for television, with Duff adapting from his own play and Edwards starring…



Deborah Reissman and Mason Malone, a boy, Kyle Scott Malone, Oct. 9, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Both parents work at Half Day Video. Mother's the senior production and administrative exec, father's…

Atlantic re-pacts Mardin


Atlantic Records has renewed its pact with legendary producer Arif Mardin. Under the terms of the multiyear deal, Mardin will continue to have a senior VP title and be free to produce albums for…

B.O. highlights


Wide-release debuts: “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America” (Par) exploded in first with $20.5 million and $9,361 per screen on 2,190. “One Fine Day” (Fox) flirted with fourth at $6.1 million for $3,116…

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