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. * * *…
Joe Zomar, veteran film and TV special effects technician, died May 23 of lung cancer at Tarzana Regional Medical Center. He was 76.
Saul Shapiro has been named VP of broadcast technology at ABC.
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.