Michael Silverman, publisher of Daily Variety for the past three years, is leaving the publication effective Dec. 18. Silverman has declined an offer by Variety Inc. parent Reed Publishing (USA) to…
Robert DeBitetto has been elevated to senior vice president of business affairs for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
John and Mary Barrett, a boy, Andrew Thomas, Sept. 3, Evanston, Ill. Father's VP, Southern division manager for Worldvision Enterprises. Mother is non-pro.
Video retail chain West Coast Video Enterprises, which recently emerged from Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, has promoted Ken Graffeo to executive VP. He had been marketing veep.
Kellee Jones has joined 20th Century Fox as a senior publicist, replacing Paulette Dauber, who, as previously reported, was recently upped to director of national publicity.
Warner Bros. executive veepee of production Lisa Henson confirmed yesterday that she will ankle the studio on Dec. 31--destination unknown.
Actor Franco Franchi, known for comic roles and parodies of famous movies, died Dec. 9 at age 70. Franchi, whose health had been worsening for some time, was taken to a Rome hospital Tuesday night…
Thelma Orloff, an MGM contract player, died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of kidney failure.
Hank Worden, veteran character actor, died in his sleep of natural causes on Dec. 6. He was 91. Best known for his character roles in westerns, Worden's career began when he and roommate Tex Ritter…
Jean MacCurdy has been promoted to the newly created position of president at Warner Bros. Animation, consolidating the studio's animation operations and expanding her scope to include plans for…