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.
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…
The imbroglio stemming from Arnold Rifkin's profile in the Sunday London Times has taken on a new wrinkle. At issue: Did agents from the London office of the William Morris Agency actually send a…
As anticipated, Scott Greenstein has joined specialized film company October Films as co-president alongside partners Bingham Ray and John Schmidt, October said Wednesday (Daily Variety, July 8).
The ITV network, Britain's top-rated web, has appointed David Liddiment as its director of programs.
Producer Robert Rehme was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at its board of governors meeting Tuesday evening.
MGM Pictures has named Yalda Tehranian, lately of Live Entertainment, to the post of vice president for production, where she'll be responsible for discovering and developing new feature projects and…
Polygram Filmed Entertainment has promoted Sally Caplan to VP, worldwide acquisitions, in addition to her existing job as director of business affairs and theatrical acquisitions for PFE and Polygram…