Fox Searchlight's Adam Martinez Marries, Columbia Pictures' Lumumba Mosquera Welcomes a Girl: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Niki Tehranchi and Adam Martinez
Niki Tehranchi and Adam Martinez
 Courtesy of Paiwei Wei

This story first appeared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Adam Martinez, executive director of finance and operations at Fox Searchlight, married Niki Tehranchi, owner and chef at Eatz cooking school, Oct. 18 at Viceroy Palm Springs in front of 125 guests. The couple, who became engaged on Tehranchi’s birthday in November 2012, will honeymoon in Tahiti. Said the bride, “We were excited to dance, drink and be with all our friends and family, plus we jumped in the Viceroy’s hotel pool at midnight.”

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BIRTHS

Lumumba Mosquera, vp business affairs at Columbia Pictures, and his wife,
 Vjosa Bruncaj, creative manager at online boutique Forward by Elyse Walker, welcomed daughter Anais Clara Mosquera on Oct. 9 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
in Los Angeles.

ENGAGEMENTS

Jamie Hanley, manager
 of acquisitions at Volgafilm, became engaged to Evan Susser, a screenwriter 
and Upright Citizens Brigade performer, on Sept. 28.

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CONGRATS

Randy Freer was elevated to president and COO of Fox Networks Group on Oct. 28.

Pam Abdy was appointed president of production at 
New Regency on Oct. 23.

HBO upped Casey Bloys and Michael Ellenberg to executive vp programming Oct. 22.

Randolph Blotky
 was tapped as CEO of the
 Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition on Oct. 23.

TriStar appointed David Beaubaire executive vp film, Nicole Brown senior vp film and Lindsay Sloane senior vp television Oct. 23.

Carolyn Govers is leaving Artist Management and heading to Anonymous Content with client Ryan Gosling.

Jennifer Karie was tapped as vp business affairs at
 NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution on Oct. 23.

Television literary agent 
Katie Cates joined Resolution on Oct. 23.

Virginia Commonwealth University will rename its School of Mass Communications in honor of pioneering 
TV syndication executive 
Dick Robertson.

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DEATHS

Marcia Wallace, the quick-witted receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show who went on to voice Edna Krabappel on 
The Simpsons, died Oct. 25 at age 70 in L.A. of complications from pneumonia. Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said her character would be retired.

Antonia Bird, the British director who made her feature debut with 1994’s Priest, died Oct. 24 of anaplastic thyroid cancer. She was 62.

Mary Carver, who played the mother of the private-detective brothers on the 1980s CBS series Simon & Simon,
 died Oct. 18 after a brief illness. 
She was 89.

Hal Needham, a stuntman 
who awed Hollywood for years before directing his pal Burt Reynolds in such films as Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run, died Oct. 25
 in L.A. of cancer. He was 82.

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