U TV prez Thayer ankles


On the heels of a rough development season, Universal TV president Tom Thayer is ankling the post he's held since 1991 to take an exclusive development and production job at the studio starting in…

Mancuso on board


Frank G. Mancuso, MGM Inc.'s chairman and CEO, has been elected to the board of MGM Grand Inc. At the same time, Alex Yemenidjian, president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of…

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Fest Springs lineup


The ninth annual Nortel Palm Springs Intl. Festival announced its 1998 lineup of 105 films Thursday. Executive director Craig Prater said the program --- running from Jan. 8-19 --- includes 41 U.S…

Julius Barnathan


Julius Barnathan, the former president of broadcast operations and engineering at ABC who made numerous contributions to the advancement of television technology, died Dec. 2 of lung cancer at his…

Clinic fetes foursome


The L.A. Free Clinic's 30th anniversary gala dinner Monday paid tribute to attorney Sam Fischer, Fox Entertainment Group prexy Peter Roth, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-prexy Jeff Sagansky and NBC…

Tom Cranham


Tom Cranham, a motion picture illustrator who contributed to the special effects on numerous features including "Jurassic Park," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Blade Runner," died Nov. 19 of…

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