Dawn Steel is packing her bags and will be leaving the Disney nest, as expected, when her exclusive indie production deal closes out next April.
Bill Coveny will join Fox Broadcasting Co. as VP of current programming, ankling his post as director of current programs at CBS.
Retired WBTV sportscaster Jim Thacker died Dec. 15 of a stroke.
Marion S. Maazel, a youth orchestra manager who was the mother of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's music director, Lorin Maazel, died Dec. 12 of cardiac arrest. She was 98.
The William Morris Agency has hired Cynthia Parsons to head its East Coast public relations office, overseeing all media relations, advertising and promotion for the firm's New York office.
Talent and literary agency Harry Gold and Associates has joined forces with agent Darryl Marshak to form Gold/Marshak Associates.
Character actress Ruth Corbett Thom died Dec. 7 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness. She was 78.
Film star and former Screen Actors Guild president Dana Andrews, 83, died at Los Alamitos Medical Center early yesterday morning of pneumonia. He had been in failing health for several years.
Andy Kirk, whose big band rocked the Roseland Ballroom in the 1930s, died Dec. 11 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
J.J. Jamieson has been promoted to director, miniseriesand movies for TV, at NBC Entertainment, having most recently been manager in that area. Jamieson began his career at the network as a page in…