Sheri Halfon has segued to Cary Brokaw's new Avenue Pictures as senior VP and CFO, having served as VP for finance and administration at its bankrupt predecessor, Avenue Entertainment.
Former Rogers & Cowan director of entertainment Julie Polkes has joined Miramax Films as director of West Coast and international publicity.
Retired actor and puppeteer Michael King, 69, died at his home in Tarzana June 1.
Dean and Carol Sanderson, a boy, Ryan David, Nov. 24, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia. Father's a credit specialist for Daily Variety; mother is non-pro.
Barbara Cohen, the award-winning author of more than 30 children's books including "Molly's Pilgrim," died Nov. 29 at her Bridgewater, N.J., home.
Former TriStar production topper Stephen Randall has been hired as president of the new, deep-pocketed development company Cinema Line Films.
Thomas H. Cannan Jr., senior administrator of production services for the Screen Actors Guild, died of cancer Nov. 29 at his home in Westlake Village. He was 58.
Meg Marguiles and Gregory Lipstone, Sept. 19, Brentwood. Bride's a freelance production associate; groom's a television packaging agent for the William Morris Agency.
Joanne Burns, VP of research for Buena Vista TV, has been promoted to supervise research for the studio's network television arm as well. Burns joined the studio as exec director of research in 1989…
Bobby Russell, who wrote such pop hits as "Little Green Apples,""Honey" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," has died at age 52.