Jay Sims, a longtime radio announcer and television reporter whose voice was heard on "Your Hit Parade" and other radio shows of that era, died Aug. 8 of emphysema in an Escondido nursing center. He…
Jose Maria Mas, a 43-year-old lawyer who formerly was the secretary general of Spanish telco Telefonica, has been named president of Antena 3 TV, the highest-rated commercial station in Spain.
Paramount TV veteran Steve Madoff has been promoted to executive vice president of business and legal affairs for the studio's worldwide pay TV and video division.
Mann Theatres has named Sig Raulinaitis director of construction, overseeing the Encino-based circuit's aggressive theater-building program.
Imagine Entertainment has upped Jim Whitaker to vice president of production at the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-run production company.
Universal Pictures has hired former E! Entertainment Television exec Patricia M. Robinson for the new position of vice president of human resources.
Sony Signatures’ pic and TV division has named Gregory Copploe director of marketing services and special events. He’ll primarily handle the company’s activities in the trade show arena. * * *…
Joanna Colbert, who aided in the casting of "Interview With the Vampire," among other pics, has been upped to VP of creative casting for Universal Pictures.
The Carsey-Werner Co. has promoted Courtney B. Conte to the newly created position of executive vice president of production.
Former CBS comedy vice president David Himelfarb has been named senior VP of network TV at Walt Disney TV, overseeing development and production of comedies and dramas at the studio.
Michelle and Scott Lautanen, a girl, Emma, July 7, Los Angeles. Mother is vice president of TV business affairs for 20th Century Fox Film Corporation; father’s a director. * * * Diane Alancraig and…