Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news.
ENGAGEMENTS: Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming for NBC, and Lauren Henderson became engaged Dec. 3 in New York. The couple, who have been together for 3½ years, plan to marry in late-summer 2012.
Alex Lerner, manager at Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, and his wife, Leah, welcomed daughter Ella Simone Lerner Dec. 9 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
TV show creator and director Josh Schwartz, and his wife, Jill, welcomed daughter Stella Rose Schwartz Dec. 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
USA Network named Melanie Frankel vp original comedy series Dec. 15. Doug Hochstadt, David Mayber and Tom Watson were promoted to senior vps and Marco Forte was upped to vp at ABC Sales Dec. 13.
Eric Garland was named GM of LiveNation.com Dec. 14.
Spanish Broadcasting System on Dec. 12 appointed Berry Jasin vp national sales for SBS' Consolidated Operations.
Iconic comic book artist, writer and editor Joe Simon died Dec. 14 in New York City after a brief illness. The co-creator of Captain America and other famous comic figures was 98.
Bert Schneider, the producer behind the counterculture classics Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and The Last Picture Show, died Dec. 12 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 78.