Gotham Group's Jeremy Bell Weds, Nick's Ariana Urbont Welcomes Baby: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Jonathan Eirich is promoted to DreamWorks senior vp production, Electus names Laura Caraccioli president of content marketing.
Mary Lee and Jeremy Bell
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This story first appeared in the May 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

WEDDING

Jeremy Bell, a manager and producer at The Gotham Group, wed Mary Lee, an account director at Showtime, on April 7 in the garden at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The reception was at Red O, the restaurant where the couple had their first date two years earlier.

BIRTHS

Ariana Urbont, vp communications at Nickelodeon, and her husband, television producer Billy Taylor, welcomed daughter Scarlett Josephine on May 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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CONGRATS

Tom Mockridge was named CEO of Virgin Media on May 8.

DreamWorks promoted Jonathan Eirich to senior vp production May 9.

Eric Pankowski was named senior vp programming and development at CBS Television Distribution on May 8.

Electus upped Laura Caraccioli to president of content marketing May 9.

The U.K.'s Film4 hired Rose Garnett as head of development May 9.

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DEATHS

Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become industry standards, died May 7 in London. He was 92.

Bryan Forbes, the acclaimed British writer-director who helmed the sinister suburban horror classic The Stepford Wives, died May 8 after a long illness at his home in Surrey, England. He was 86.

The Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor on the CBS daytime soap for four decades, died May 8 in her sleep. She was 84.

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