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…
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.
EMI Music Publishing has tapped Steve Backer exec veep. The nod to the former Enclave G.M. significantly raises the profile of the publisher's West Coast outpost.
Game company Konami Co. Ltd. of Japan has appointed a new chairman and CEO for its Konami of America division: Makoto Sano, a veteran Konami employee who replaces departing chieftain Ken Dirnberger.
Character actress Jeruth Persson, more commonly known as Ms. Jeri, died Aug. 8 of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 72.
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.