Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry's celebrations and news.
WEDDING: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan on May 19 in their backyard in Palo Alto, Calif. Chan, who graduated from medical school May 14, and Zuckerberg have been together for nine years.
Jeremy Bell, manager- producer at The Gotham Group, and Mary Lee, account director at Showtime, became engaged May 4 at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif.
American Idol songwriter/ producer Beau Dozier and his wife, singer-songwriter Kaci Brown Dozier, welcomed daughter Dawson Soleil on May 6 at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Grandfather is Hall of Fame songwriter Lamont Dozier.
Jacob Escobedo, vp creative at Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, and his wife, Kerry, welcomed daughter Paloma on May 3 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Melissa Calheno was upped to vp production at Juma Entertainment on May 15.
Fox Home Entertainment upped Don Jeffries to executive vp sales North America and Joe Barrett and Greg Hammers to senior vps national sales May 16.
Jerry Bruckheimer was to receive the Humanitarian Award during the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on May 23.
MGM promoted its longtime top legal executive, Scott Packman, to senior executive vp, general counsel and secretary. Separately, the studio tapped Cheryl Rodman as executive vp and deputy general counsel May 14.
Electric Entertainment upped Rebecca Rising to COO May 17.
Singer-guitarist Chuck Brown, an icon of Washington, D.C.'s funk music scene, died May 16 of pneumonia. The "Godfather of Go-Go" was 75.