Saul P. (Ace) Ochs, 82, radio and television director, died July 9 in North Hollywood of unreported causes. Ochs began his career with the Mutual Broadcasting System in New York in the 1930s.
Kevin Burns has been named production VP at Foxstar Prods., the new Fox Inc. division headed by former Twentieth TV prez Steve Bell. Burns also comes from Twentieth, where he was director of special…
Lonnie D'Orsa, 96, director of silent-era films, and later a television director, died July 24 in Beverly Hills. D'Orsa began his career after serving in World War I as an assistant to Mack Sennett…
Tom Hulett, 55, concert promoter and personal manager, died July 30 in Los Angeles of cancer. Hulett co-founded the national concert promotion company, Concerts West, in 1967.
Hollywood Records has drafted two key executives for its A&R team with the appointment of Bob Pfeifer and Nick Terzo as vice presidents.
Payroll director Pamela Saraceno has been promoted to veepee of payroll services for SPE Corporate Services, with responsibility for movie, television and corporate areas. Producers Bonnie Tiegel…
John Spencer West, entertainment industry publicist, died July 24 in Los Angeles of AIDS. The date marked his 37th birthday. Born in San Diego, West graduated from USC where he studied film history…
Tom Ross, the head of Creative Artists Agency's music department, has filed a multimillion-dollar suit against his former business manager Craig Wald, alleging that the man illegally invested and…
Jay Scott, Canada's preeminent film critic, died Friday of liver failure brought on by complications from AIDS. He was 43.
Michael Hanel has been named VP, comedy development, at Columbia Pictures TV, continuing the reconfiguration of the company's creative affairs department under exec VP Jeff Wachtel.