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  • Larry Lewis, Longtime Exec at Agencies Including MCA and William Morris, Dies at 89

    Lawrence "Larry" Lewis, a longtime talent agency administrative and financial corporate executive and consultant, died of natural causes in Edgewater, N.J., on May 30. He was 89.
  • Dick Shepherd, one of the producers behind 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dies at 86

     Dick Shepherd, one of the producers behind 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dies at 86
    Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at...

    Producer Richard Shepherd, Founder of Artists Agency, Dies at 86

    Studio exec and producer Richard Shepherd died Tuesday night at his Los Angeles home, his wife Patricia told Variety. He was 86. Shepherd, who was struggling from a long-time illness, produced "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and headed production at MGM and...

    Preaching Teamwork in Hollywood, Praying It Works

    Showbiz has a long history of onscreen teamwork, from Laurel & Hardy to Brad & Angelina. But in the executive suites, it's been more erratic. The 14-year (and counting) partnership of Gary Newman and Dana Walden at 20th Century Fox TV is all the more...

    Universal Strives to Close Its Ever-Revolving Door

    MEMO TO: STEVE BURKE FROM: PETER BART Your sweeping changes at Universal last week reflect a recognition that two elements have been missing at the movie studio over the past two decades: a strategy and a strategist. The big question: Have you now...