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…
Stephen Surjik — who most recently helmed “Weapons of Mass Distraction” for HBO — has joined CAA, where he will be repped by agents Jim Lefkowitz, Ken Stovitz and John Levin. Surjik’s other directing…
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.
Neapolitan principal player and character actor Gianni Cajafa, who worked with many major names during his 60-year stage and film career, died April 19 in a Milan hospital following an embolism. He…
Cy Warner, an innovative Hollywood club and theater owner during the 1940s, '50s and '60s, died of diabetes complications Aug. 5 in Tampa, Fla. He was 71.
French actress Olga Georges-Picot died in Paris on June 19. She was 53.
Barring a last-minute change of heart by any of the principals, UPN is expected this week to name Disney TV veteran Dean Valentine as the successor to the netlet's departing president and CEO, Lucie…
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pakistani singer who introduced the world to the mystical singing style known as Qawwali, died Saturday in London of a heart attack arising from kidney problems. He was 49.