Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Keeping up with the industry's celebrations and news.

MCCONAUGHEY-ALVES WEDDING: Matthew McConaughey wed Shear Genius host Camila Alves in a private ceremony in Texas on June 9. The couple, who have two children together and have been dating for six years, hosted the ceremony at their house in Austin. Woody Harrelson, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, John Cougar Mellencamp and Meg Ryan were among the attendees at the three-day celebration.

BIRTHS

Stephanie Rudnick Schieb, vp marketing and communications at Wasserman Media Group, and her husband, Duncan Schieb, auctioneer and owner of PlatinumHD.tv US, welcomed son Charles Hudson on May 7 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.

ENGAGEMENT

Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games and singer-actress Miley Cyrus became engaged May 31. Hemsworth, who proposed with a 3.5 carat Neil Lane diamond ring, and Cyrus have been dating for three years.

CONGRATS

Valerie Schaer was named executive vp creative affairs at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution on June 5.

Suzanne Patmore Gibbs on June 5 was named executive vp drama development, U.S. programming and production, at Sony Pictures Television.

Patricia Kamitsuji was named managing director of the Brazilian joint collaboration Fox-Warner on June 5.

Fox Networks Group on June 6 promoted Kelly Cline to executive vp business and legal affairs, entertainment, and Matthew Bensen to senior vp business and legal affairs, network distribution, and named Phillip Gharabegian senior vp business and legal affairs, sports.

Vancouver-based production company Remedy Canada appointed Toby Dormer president on June 7.

Nicholas Sparks Productions tapped UTA agent Elise Henderson to head its TV division June 8.

William McDonald was named chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He begins his new job July 1.

David Ho joined independent media company BermanBraun as general counsel June 5.

DEATHS

Ray Bradbury, the prolific science fiction and fantasy novelist revered for such works as Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died June 5 in Los Angeles. He was 91.

Bob Welch, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and vocalist, died after an apparent suicide in Nashville on June 5. Welch, who worked on five of the band's albums from 1971 to 1974, was 66.

J. Michael Riva, an Oscar-nominated production designer who worked on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and was Marlene Dietrich's grandson, died June 7 from a stroke. He was 63.

Frank Cady, who played Sam Drucker on Green Acres, died June 8 at his house in Wilsonville, Ore. He was 96.

 

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