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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…

Exec Shuffle


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. * * *…

Gianni Cajafa


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


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.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


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.

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