Standup comedian Lotus Weinstock, who wrote a popular book of anecdotes titled "The Lotus Position," has died. She was 54.
Syndication sales veteran Sid Cohen has reupped as president of MGM Domestic TV Distribution, just as Leo gets ready to hit the syndie marketplace with a new talkshow strip for fall 1998.
MGM Distribution Co. has named Gina Stroud senior vice president of international distribution and marketing, where she'll help to expand studio's overseas sales.
J.P. Morgan beefed up its entertainment investment banking team by hiring Mack Rossoff, former head of investment banking at Schroder Wertheim, the firm said Tuesday.
Hal Goodman, an award-winning comedy writer who wrote monologues for Johnny Carson, Flip Wilson, Jack Benny and a young Bob Hope, died of cancer Sept. 3 at his Los Angeles home. He was 82.
Mary Bell and Adam Dawtrey, a boy, Euan Dawtrey, Sept. 7, Portland Hospital, London. Mother's deputy managing director of Hat Trick Prods.; father's European editor of Daily Variety and Variety. * *…
Russ Meisels has been tapped to oversee matters financial at Cinesite, Eastman Kodak's digital-effects studio that has facilities in Hollywood and London.
The Hollywood studios and independent film companies need to borrow a few pages from each other's scripts, Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy told entertainment execs Monday.
On the heels of its $6 million acquisition of Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" at the Toronto Int.l Film Festival, October Films has picked up two other pics outside the fest --- the American indie "The…
Stacey Graff and Mark Kaufman, July 13, New York. Bride's non-pro; groom's VP of music/business affairs for New Line Cinema. * * * Ann Warren and Barry M. Grey, July 20, Beverly Hills. Bride's…