Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news.
HUBIN-PILIERO WEDDING: Kate Hubin, vp corporate communications at Lionsgate, wed Phil Piliero, senior corporate counsel at Sony, on June 4 in the chapel of the ski resort Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo. The pair had a traditional Catholic mass for their "I do's" and afterward treated guests to an outdoor "burgers and bocce" luncheon (complete with miniature golf) before an evening reception at the mountainside restaurant Splendido at the Chateau. They are honeymooning in Italy and Greece.
Dylan Leiner, executive vp acquisitions and production at Sony Pictures Classics, and wife Andrea Murphy Leiner welcomed their first child, daughter O'Hara Elizabeth, on May 12 in New York.
Jennifer Scott Christenson, assistant director on The Bold and the Beautiful, and husband John Christenson welcomed twins, James Rawlings and Charlotte Scott, on May 25 in Tarzana. The maternal grandparents are Bold producer Edward Scott and The Young and the Restless actress Melody Thomas Scott.
MGM appointed Roma Khanna president of its television group and digital June 7.
Cablevision Systems added CFO to Gregg Seibert's existing executive vp title June 9.
Stacy Kreisberg was named senior vp business affairs at WEtv on June 9.
Gaye Hirsch and Joanna Klein were named co-heads of drama development at the CW on June 8.
Relativity Media upped Rachel Cadden to executive vp marketing and Adam Keen to executive vp worldwide publicity and corporate communications June 13.
Discovery Channel on June 9 promoted Christo Doyle to managing executive producer East Coast, and Amy Savitsky was named vp development.
Nicole Perez-Krueger was promoted to vp talent and Stacy Freeman-Weitz to vp corporate communications at PMK*BNC on June 8.
Manager Jeff Kolodny joined Paradigm as a talent agent June 3.
The Weinstein Co. appointed Negeen Yazdi vp acquisitions and co-productions June 7.
Valiant Entertainment tapped Fred Pierce as publisher and Warren Simons as vp and executive editor June 9.
JoAnn Alfano was tapped to lead Brillstein Entertainment Partners' television division June 8.
BMI named Patrick Cook director of musical theater and jazz June 6.
Summit Home Entertainment upped T.J. Moffett to executive vp home entertainment marketing and Jo Dee Freck to senior vp technical services June 7.
Michael Vamosy will lead Buster Ink, a newly created print, outdoor and digital division of Stun Creative, the company announced June 7.
ION Media Networks named Kendra Cleary, Corry Hart and Laura Diefenbach vps national network sales June 7.
Steve Popovich, 68, a veteran music industry executive who worked with Meat Loaf, the Jackson 5 and Boston, died in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on June 8.
The Long Good Friday director John Mackenzie died after a stroke in London on June 8. The Scotsman, who also helmed Ruby and Quicksand, was 83.
Mad Libs co-creator Leonard Stern died June 7 of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The writer-director-producer, whose credits include The Honeymooners and Get Smart, was 87.
Matilda Fagan Cohen, mother of film financiers Joseph and Charles Cohen, died June 7 in Los Angeles. The American Entertainment Investors executive was 98.
- June 15: Courtney Cox, Neil Patrick Harris
- June 16: Abby Elliott, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond
- June 17: Bobby Farrelly, Greg Kinnear
- June 18: Roger Ebert, Paul McCartney
- June 19: Hugh Dancy, Paula Abdul
- June 20: Nicole Kidman, director Robert Rodriguez
- June 21: Dirctor Lana Wachowski, Juliette Lewis