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Exec Shuffle

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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…

FLAGSHIP RAMS 'BZZZ!'

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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…

Marketplace

Orion grabs 'Hitchcock'

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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

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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

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: “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…

Births

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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

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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

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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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