Casting exec Miller dies

Veteran casting executive Barbara Miller died of cancer Sunday in Los

Miller had worked for Warner Bros. Television since 1976, starting when the
company still was Lorimar.

She cast such shows as NBC’s ER, Friends, and The West
; The WB’s Gilmore Girls; and ABC’s The Drew Carey
, among many other series and made-for-TV movies.

She had won four Emmys and received 10 Emmy nominations, two this year for
her work on Friends and West Wing.

She also won numerous Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America, as
well as CSA’s prestigious Hoyt Bowers Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is survived by her brothers Arthur and Sy Miller.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 10:30 a.m., at Rose
Hills Mortuary in Costa Mesa.

A memorial, to be held in Los Angeles to celebrate her life, is being planned
by her family and friends, with additional details to be announced at a later

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to The American
Cancer Society in Miller’s name.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.