Hitched, Hatched, Hired

6:00 AM PST 07/24/2012 by THR Staff

Inside the industry’s celebrations and news

WEDDING: Elizabeth Davis, a producer on ABC's Castle, and Will Beall, writer of the upcoming films Gangster Squad and Justice League, married June 30 at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley, Calif.

ENGAGEMENT

Actress Cybill Shepherd became engaged to Serbian jeweler-turned-psychologist Andrei Nikolajevic.

BIRTHS

Ophir Lupu, head of video games at UTA, and wife Nicole welcomed son Brady Nicholas July 9 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Jason Lublin, COO at WME, and wife Andrea welcomed daughter Chloe Reese on July 11 at Cedars-Sinai.

Lori DelliColli, director of publicity at CBS Entertainment, and husband Kristopher Harrington welcomed daughter Ava Grace Harrington on July 10 at Cedars-Sinai.

CONGRATS

Kathy Dossett joined Relativity Media as senior vp human resources July 19.

Talent agent Todd Eisner joined Innovative Artists on July 20.

DEATHS

Morgan Paull, a veteran character actor who had a memorable turn in the 1982 classic Blade Runner, died July 17 at his home in Ashland, Ore. He was 67.

Emmy-nominated producer Lee Guthrie, the mother of Sean Young and Humanitas Prize executive director Cathleen Young, died July 19 in Santa Monica. She was 76.

Frank Pierson 1925-2012

The writer-director, who won an Academy award for best original screenplay for 1975's Dog Day Afternoon and was nominated in the adapted screenplay category for 1965's Cat Ballou and 1967's Cool Hand Luke, died July 23 of natural causes in Los Angeles. Pierson, who also was nominated for three directing Emmys and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2001 to 2005, was 87.

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