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Evans new Caliban exec VP


Lena Evans, veteran post-production exec and former prexy of f/x house Optical Illusions, has signed on as exec vice president at Caliban Filmworks, a digital post house that creates special effects…

Jeep Swenson


Jeep Swenson, a character actor who most recently appeared in Warner Bros.' "Batman & Robin," died Aug. 18 of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 40.

Lynn Root


Lynn Root, a former stage actor who later wrote the black-cast Broadway musical "Cabin in the Sky," died July 21 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 92.

Ken Dodge


Ken Dodge, who served as general manager and vice president of Omega/Cinema Props, died July 17 of cancer at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 66.

Antonietta Beluzzi


Italian actress Antonietta Beluzzi, who, despite making only three films, left an indelible impression on international audiences and remains one of the most enduring emblems of director Federico…

William M. Cowley III


Writer-producer William M. Cowley III, who wrote for such popular TV shows as "Dennis the Menace" and "The Bob Cummings Show," died of an aneurysm Aug. 2 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He was 78.



Anthony Michael Hall — who has starred in such coming-of-age hit comedies as “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles” and “Weird Science” — has signed with the Paul Kohner Agency, where he’ll be…

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