Warner Bros. Television has promoted two veteran execs from its administrative ranks.
Stephanie (Penney) Dodson, president of Design Partners Inc., an association of lighting designers and directors of photography, died Fridayat her home in Calabasas after a lengthy battle with lung…
Peter Lynch has been named executive VP of operations for Warner Bros. Studio Stores. Lynch previously worked at apparel manufacturer Sideout Sport, where he served as chief operating officer. * * *…
MGM is restructuring its TV division and handing control of all international TV to John P. Symes, who's been upped to president of the newly created MGM Worldwide TV Group.
Columbia TriStar TV has hired two new executives in business affairs. Amy S. Gittelsohn has been named vice president and Charles Smolsky executive director.
Joseph A. Cohen, who claimed the record for longest uninterrupted service as a reporter with Variety --- 44 years --- died July 6 in New York of heart failure. He was 86.
Film editor William P. Dornisch, who worked at Universal Studios for a number of years and later formed his own post-production company, died April 11 of heart failure in Marina del Rey. He was 60.
Richard M. Blumenberg, a cinema-photography professor at Southern Illinois U., died June 11 of leukemia in Carbondale, Ill. He was 62.
Marisa Fermin and David Ereshena, a girl, Siena Lee Ereshena, Feb. 19, Columbia West Hills. Mother's VP, business and legal affairs, for Twentieth Television; father's non-pro. * * * Adena…
Randy Levinson has been upped from VP to senior VP, creative affairs, for Universal Television Entertainment, a post that will find him continuing to oversee development of original made-for-cable…
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