Sumner Arthur Long, veteran TV writer and playwright who wrote the play "It's Never Too Late," died Jan. 6 in his sleep of cancer in Los Angeles.
Richard Branda, actor and writer, died Jan. 7 in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with colon cancer. He was 57.
Norman West, an art and props department employee, died due to complications of AIDS on Jan. 17 in Seattle.
James F. Cardwell and Edward J. Byrnes have been promoted to executive veepees at Warner Home Video in domestic and international, respectively, as part of the restructuring of the company.
Jack and Robin Sholder, a boy, Oliver Brower, Dec. 23, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Susan Solomon has joined Andrews Group Inc. as executive vice president. She will develop strategies and investment opportunities in connection with Marvel Entertainment.
In another sign that New Line is ramping up its TV division, Laura Gerson, a story editor at New Line Prods. in New York for the last two years, has moved over to New Line Television as director of…
William J. (Bill) Kenney, a casting director for television and motion pictures, died of cancer at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills on Dec. 30. He was 53.
Joe Keane, television producer and director, died of cancer Jan. 4 in Woodland Hills. He was 69. He began his career as an actor after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Joshua Wattles, Paramount Pictures' corporate senior VP and deputy general counsel, has left the company after 11 years, it was confirmed yesterday.