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Publicist Charles Barile dies

Charles Barile, a publicist at UPN, died suddenly while on vacation in San
Felipe, Mexico, the network said Tuesday.

Barile, 49, had been at UPN for four years and worked on WWE Smackdown!
and the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Barile was director of talent relations at NBC for 10 years before coming to
UPN.

Prior to that, he was a talent booker for Merv Griffin Productions.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit
Catholic Church in Fresno, Calif.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. 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.