HBO's airing of Michael Jackson's concert in Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday night was the pay cable net's highest-rated special ever, scoring a 21.4 rating, 34 share in HBO's 17.5 million homes.
Alvin Z. Rosenfeld, a journalist who covered wars in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, died Oct. 10 of cancer.
Playwright William Douglas-Home, who was court-martialed in World War II for refusing to bombard the French port of Le Havre, has died, his niece said. He was 80.
John Jacobs just doubled his duties at Warner Bros. after being promoted to senior vice president of worldwide media for the studio.
Scott Terry has joined Skywalker Sound South as director of operations. For the past 14 years, Terry was head of operations at Todd A-O/Glen Glenn Studios.
Ben Maddow, a screenwriter and author whose credits included John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle," has died. He was 83.
Live Home Video Inc. has appointed Lauren Becker senior vice president for marketing and corporate development. Formerly VP of marketing, she joined the company in 1987.
Former NBC exec Dennis Considine has joined Louis Gossett Jr.'s Logo Entertainment, which recently signed a multi-picture TV pact with World Intl. Network (Daily Variety, Oct. 9).
American Multi-Cinema Inc. announced on Friday the promotions of John D. McDonald to veepee of corporate operations and Richard S. Westerling to veepee of corporate marketing.
Thomas M. Fortuin has been named senior VP and deputy general counsel of Paramount Pictures. In his new position, Fortuin will report to executive VP and general counsel Richard Zimbert and will join…