Gary Essert, 54, who founded and ran both the Los Angeles International Film Exposition and the American Cinematheque, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS.
Brigitte Wolthers and Kelly Hassian, Aug. 8, Burbank. Bride's operations manager at Prime Post; groom's non-pro.
Carlo Sama resigned as president of TeleMontecarlo earlier this week amid rumors that the commercial network's two owners are planning to divest their respective shares in the well-known but…
Allen Wallace, dance producer and former publicist for the Lewitzky Dance Company and the Dance Gallery in Los Angeles, died Dec. 12 of complications due to AIDS. He was 39.
Director and choreographer Buddy Schwab died Dec. 1 of lung cancer at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was 62.
Odyssey Entertainment prexy and CEO Patrick Wachsberger is ankling to the Summit Export Group, sources confirmed yesterday.
Claudia Lewis has been appointed to the newly created position of VP of production at Addis Wechsler, the management/production company headed by Keith Addis and Nick Wechsler.
A month after leaving his role as production VP at MTV, Joel Gallen has set up shop in Los Angeles and is doing business as Tenth Planet, a new production outlet.
Arthur Levitt has been named president and CEO of Hard Rock Cafe Intl., replacing Robert Earl, who will take a position with the Planet Hollywood chain.
Philipp C. Jung, a set designer for theater, opera and dance productions, died Dec. 10 at age 43. Jung died at General Hospital in San Luis Obispo, where he had lived the past two years while…