Sesame Street Composer Donald Siegel Dead at 53

Donald Alan Siegal, a composer-lyricist for television, recordings and the stage, died of leukemia Tuesday in Los Angeles at U.C.L.A. Medical Center. The 53-year-old artist was also ... Continue Reading →

ILM Vet Guy Hudson Passes at 45

A brain hemorrhage claimed the life of visual effects artist Guy Hudson, whose credits include such milestone films as Alien, The Empire Strikes Back and Jurassic Park. He passed away ... Continue Reading →

Columbia College Chicago Loses Instructor

Robert F. Enrietto, Jr., administrator of Columbia College Chicago’s "Semester in L.A." program, died of a heart attack on Dec. 27 while vacationing in Chicago. The ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Reacts to Florida Closure

As the Walt Disney Co. approaches the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, the anticipation of the party continues to be overshadowed by an increasingly bitter split between ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Gets New President

Daily Variety reports that Cyma Zarghami has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Nickelodeon Television. Zarghami has been with the kid net for 18 years and ... Continue Reading →

WB President Petrick Resigns

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jed Petrick is stepping down from the post of president and chief operating officer of the WB network. While he had two years left on his contract, ... Continue Reading →

New COO Joins Atomic Cartoons Nuclear Family

Edward Peghin has been appointed chief operating officer for Atomic Cartoons, the animation house that created the cult web series Dog In a Box with 2 Wheels and the TV show Atomic ... Continue Reading →

Fox TV Chairman Grushow Steps Down

Sandy Grushow is resigning as chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group. According to the Dow Jones Business News, he will exercise a production option under his current contract, ... Continue Reading →

Animator Wah Chang Dead at 86

Academy Award-winning visual effects artist and animator Wah Ming Chang passed away on Monday, Dec. 22 in Carmel, Calif. at the age of 86. The Honolulu-born artist spent seven decades ... Continue Reading →

Cancer Takes ABC Family Programming Head

A six-year battle with breast cancer has sadly come to an end for Linda Mancuso, head of programming for Disney-owned ABC Family. The 44-year-old former NBC exec. passed away in the ... Continue Reading →