Hitched, Hatched, Hired

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Inside the industry’s celebrations and news.

ENGAGED Ted Harbert, president and CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, proposed to girlfriend Lisa Medrano the second weekend in February. The couple have been dating for a year.

CONGRATS

Fox Broadcasting promoted Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley to senior vp of comedy development. Additionally, Terence Carter was promoted to senior vp drama development Feb. 16.

MPAA anti-piracy executive Daniel Mandil is leaving April 1 to head Viacom’s litigation team.

Allison Page was elevated to senior vp programming at Food Network and Cooking Channel on Feb. 17.

Chad Fitzgerald, Jeremiah Reynolds and Jonathan Steinsapir were named partners at Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump & Aldisert Feb. 16.

MTV promoted Garrett English to senior vp in charge of music production Feb. 15.

Courtney Simmons was made senior vp publicity for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros. on Feb. 15.

Lisa Hsia was promoted to executive vp at Bravo Digital Media on Feb. 16.

Mike Neeves was tapped as vp program scheduling at BBC America on Feb. 16.

Ginsberg/Libby publicity hired Lisa Danna as director of film and corporate entertainment Feb. 17.

WWE named Thomas Veit senior vp live events Feb. 14. He will oversee ticket sales, event marketing and booking.

Bruce Robertson joined ITV Studios America as senior vp of creative strategy Feb. 15.

MUSL TV appointed Bruce Luizzi as vp corporate development and sales and Denise Sanchez as vp events and network programming Feb. 15.

DEATHS

Len Lesser, best known as Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, died Feb. 16 in Burbank of pneumonia. He was 88.

Nancy Carr, senior vp corporate communications at Hallmark Channels, died Feb. 18 at 50 after a long illness.

Perry Moore, executive producer of the Chronicles of Narnia trilogy, was found dead Feb. 17. He was 39.

 

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