Hitched, Hatched, Hired

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Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDINGS: CAA TV literary agent Andrew Miller, who was on THR's Next Gen list in 2010, married Mattel marketing executive Amanda Levary on Sept. 10. The small Jewish ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Wailea on Maui. The couple, together for three years, got engaged in October 2010.

Talent manager Kimberlin Dalehite and THR news director Matthew Belloni were married Oct. 1 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The reception, which featured such Southern delicacies as fried okra and a grits bar, was attended by 170 guests. The couple is honeymooning in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.

Jeff Elefterion, executive vp creative advertising at the Weinstein Co., married Nicki Carmello, a senior director in global agency development at Yahoo, on Sept. 24. The ceremony took place in front of 50 guests at Bobo restaurant in New York City.

BIRTHS

CAA agent James Nice and his wife, Jennifer Cook, an associate producer-manager at Alkaloide Music, welcomed daughter Aria Clare on Aug. 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Vijal Patel, a supervising producer on ABC's The Middle, and his wife, actress Malena Patel, welcomed daughter Naiya Elizabeth on Sept. 27 at Cedars-Sinai.

CONGRATS

Disney on Oct. 7 extended CEO Robert Iger's contract through June 2016. He will add the chairman title upon John Pepper Jr.'s retirement in March.

Sean Perry was named president of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society on Oct. 10.

Dawn Ostroff was hired as president of Conde ast Entertainment on Oct. 9.

NBCUniversal tapped Peggy Green as chief marketing officer in residence Oct. 4.

Paramount tapped David Stainton as head of itsanimation division Oct. 10.

Bravo media appointed Suejin Yang vp of Bravo Digital Media on Oct. 4.

Jeffrey Godsick was named president of Fox consumer products Oct. 6.

Thomas Shilen Jr. was named chief financial and administrative officer at CBS News on Oct. 6, and Larry Liding was promoted to senior vp, controller and chief accounting officer at CBS Corp.

Fox on Oct. 6 promoted Laurel Bernard to executive vp marketing, Michelle Garry to senior vp multiplatform distribution marketing, Brian Dollenmayer to executive vp on-air promotions and marketing operations, Shannon Ryan to executive vp marketing and communications, George Oswald to executive vp creative services group and exec producer special projects, Jason Clark to senior vp publicity and corporate communications and Tomiko Iwata to senior vp creative services group.

DEATHS

Arthur Nielsen Jr., who transformed his father's A.C. Nielsen Co. into a global marketresearch and TV ratings powerhouse, died Oct. 3 in Winnetka, Ill. He was 92.

Beatrice Gersh, a philanthropist and pioneering force in the Los Angeles contemporary art community and wife of Gersh agency founder Phil Gersh, died Oct. 9 at her Los Angeles home. She was 87.

Pianist Roger Williams, who had top 10 pop hits with "Autumn Leaves," "Near You" and best song Oscar winner "Born Free," died Oct. 8 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was 87.

Danny Welkes, Milton Berle's longtime manager who as an agent persuaded skeptics to sign Tony Bennett, died Oct. 1 at home in L.A. He was 88.

BIRTHDAYS

Oct. 13: Screenwriter Chris Carter, Paul Simon, Marie Osmond
Oct. 14: Mia Wasikowska
Oct. 15: Director Mira Nair, Penny Marshall, director Todd Solondz
Oct. 16: David Zucker, Barry Corbin
Oct. 17: Lawrence Bender, Rob Marshall, Mike Judge
Oct. 18: Chuck Lorre, Freida Pinto
Oct. 19: Jon Favreau, Trey Parker, Jason Reitman

 

 

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