Robert Ackley has been promoted to VP, finance and operations for Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing where he will be responsible for all financial and administrative operations for the company.
In a move Wall Street dubbed "unexpected," Blockbuster Entertainment prez Joseph R. Baczko resigned yesterday, just as the video retail giant announced it had initiated a corporatewide reorganization.
Petry Inc., the nation's third highest-billing station rep firm, is expected to announce today that Thomas F. Burchill will buy out Petry chairman David S. Allen's majority interest in the company.
Jamie Kellner, one of the last original Fox Broadcasting Co. executives at the weblet, is leaving his post as president-chief operating officer after nearly seven years in the job.
ASCAP member and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Albert died in a car accident here Dec. 27. He was 51.
James A. Goode, a magazine editor, publisher and writer, died Dec. 13 at age 68 of a heart attack. Services were private.
Julio and Sandra Macat, twin boys, Alexander Erik and Andreas James, Nov. 11, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Father's a director of photography; mother's an actress.
Renee T. Kenneth and David R. Sans, Dec. 6, L.A. Bride's a TV producer; groom's a TV producer/personal manager.
Stephen Harvey, 43, associate curator in the Dept. of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, died Jan. 1 in New York of pneumonia and AIDS-related complications.
Theatrical distributor Gramercy Pictures has lured Samantha Hart away from Geffen Records a year before her contract there is up.