Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDING: Chris Grant, CEO of multi­media studio Electus, married Jenet Ricketts on May 5 at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley, Calif. The couple, who got engaged in February 2010, will honeymoon on Italy's Amalfi Coast in August.

BIRTHS

Matthew Wiseman, manager at BAFTA Los Angeles, and wife Elisa welcomed twin girls, Katherine Elizabeth and Madelyn Anne, on May 4 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

CONGRATS

Endemol U.K. promoted COO Lucas Church to CEO and CFO Richard Johnson to COO on May 14.

Paradigm promoted Erin Castellanos, Shawn Scallon and Bradie Steinlauf to agents in the talent department May 11.

Emily Mayer was appointed vp development at Comcast Entertainment Studios on May 10.

IFC upped Craig Parks to senior vp digital media and alternative content May 8.

Colorist Skip Kimball, whose credits include Avatar and Real Steel, is joining Technicolor Creative in Hollywood.

DEATHS

Kimberley Wells, a screenwriter and PR executive and the wife of veteran THR film reviewer Michael Rechtshaffen, died May 5 of brain cancer at her home in Los Angeles. She was 56.

Keith Walner, an attorney and business executive for several music and enter-tainment firms, died May 2 in Los Angeles. He was 47.

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