Following New Line Television's takeover of management services for RHI Television Sales (Daily Variety, Oct. 21), the newly restructured syndie wing has been staffed with several industry vets.
Nancy Allen and Craig Shoemaker, Sept. 6, Solebury, Pa. Bride's an actress.
Morgan Creek Prods. has named Paul Schwake controller of both the film production and international operations.
Larry and Penny Hoff, a boy, Brian Gunnar, Sept. 25, New York. Father is a correspondent for WNYW-TV's "Good Day New York." Mother is non-pro.
Disney-owned indie KCAL-TV confirmed yesterday that it has hired Michael Binkow as the station's new VP of programming and development.
Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope has promoted Elisabeth Seldes to VP of development and extended her contract for two years.
In a major overhaul, pubcaster KCET has put all of its programming and production units under the direction of senior programming veepee and station manager Stephen Kulczycki.
Richard Carlson, the former chief of Voice of America who now runs the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, has tapped his former VOA deputy to serve a top administrative post.
Bob Merlis was promoted yesterday to senior VP/director of media relations for Warner Bros. Records. Announcement was made by company chairman Mo Ostin.
Dennis Keith Sullivan, who served as broadcast counsel for CBS Inc. for the last 16 years, died of complications from AIDS on Oct. 20 in Falls Church, Va. He was 50.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%