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.
Following the recent departure of Miramax execs John Logigian and Scott Greenstein, the indie powerhouse has reorganized its business and legal affairs department under its new head, Neil Sacker, who…
Radio and TV writer Barbara Smitten Merlin, who began writing for radio programs in the late 1930s and later produced scripts for such TV shows as "The Millionaire" and "77 Sunset Strip," died July…
Marie S. Pryor, wife of former Daily Variety editor Tom Pryor, died Wednesday at Encino Hospital following an extended illness. She was 85.
Douglas Evan Coote, father of Village Roadshow president Greg Coote, died July 5 of natural causes in Sydney, Australia. He was 87.
Producer David Foster has inked a long-term, multimillion-dollar pact with Warner Music Group and expanded his label deal with Atlantic into a joint venture. Foster said the new deal suggests he'll…
Edward H. Greenberg, a former head of advertising and publicity at Universal Studios during the 1960s and 1970s, died Aug. 4 of a heart attack at his home in Newport Beach. He was 86.
Taking significant stock in the adage that two heads are better than one, DreamWorks' principal troika has named veteran foreign sales exec Jonathan Chissick as co-head of DreamWorks Intl…
Helene Blieberg has been named VP and executive director of the CBS Foundation, a post in which she will be responsible for the direction and operation of the foundation --- which will function…
Jim Banister has had his stripes at Warner Bros. Online burnished anew, becoming VP and G.M. of the corporate/entertainment Net-based division of the studio.