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Paradigm's Andrew Ruf Welcomes a Baby Boy; Jon Williams Joins ABC News: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Herman Zimmerman to receive ADG's Lifetime Achievement Award, senior talent agent Sheree Cohen joins Buchwald/Fortitude and more.
Arlan Ruf
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This article first appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

BIRTHS

Andrew Ruf, head of talent and finance at Paradigm, and his wife, Laura Myones Ruf, partner in the management firm McKeon Myones Entertainment, welcomed son Arlan Ford Ruf on Jan. 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Singer Shakira Mebarak and Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique welcomed son Milan Pique Mebarak on Jan. 22 in Barcelona.

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CONGRATS

Jon Williams, a veteran of BBC News, joined ABC News as managing editor for international news Jan. 24.

Senior talent agent Sheree Cohen joined Buchwald/Fortitude Jan. 27.

Ruth Chen joined Embassy Row as senior vp business affairs and operations Jan. 23.

DEATHS

Leslie Frankenheimer, a four-time Emmy-winning set decorator and the wife of entertainment attorney John Frankenheimer, died Jan. 22 in L.A. after a long battle with leukemia. She was 64.

Lloyd Phillips, an Academy Award winner who produced Inglourious Basterds and the upcoming Man of Steel, died Jan. 25 in L.A. after suffering a heart attack. He was 63.

Herman Zimmerman, ADG Honoree

At its 17th annual ADG Awards on Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton, the Art Directors Guild will give its Lifetime Achievement Award to Herman Zimmerman, 77, who has logged more time on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise than either Captains Spock or Picard. Zimmerman was working as an art director on shows like Cheers when Gene Roddenberry recruited him aboard the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation as its production designer in 1987. He went on to design six features, beginning with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and the spinoff series Deep Space Nine and Enterprise. "On both of them, I had complete autonomy," he recalls, "because there was no previous edict we had to live up to."

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