Academy Award-winning film editor William Reynolds, who enjoyed a 60-year career in moviemaking, died July 23 in South Pasadena of cancer. He was 87.
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…
Jessica Drake and Kenneth Young, a girl, Melina Drake Young, June 12, Good Samaritan Hospital. Mother’s a speech and dialect coach for numerous thesps; father’s non-pro. Maternal grandmother’s Sylvie…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has beefed up its human resources profile with the appointment of two new VPs, one handling corporate human resources, the other international.
Blues guitarist Luther Allison, who saw his domestic career skyrocket in the last three years after spending a decade and a half in Paris, died Tuesday at the U. of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He…
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.