Sony Pictures' Merisa Levine Weds, Andrew Davis Is Appointed at Columbia Pictures: Hitched, Hatched, Hired
This story first appeared in the June 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Merisa Levine, a national publicity manager at Sony Pictures, married Roberto Lavie, an operations manager at Mars Financial Services, on June 8 at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, N.J. The couple, who became engaged in June 2012, have been together more than three years. Levine, who wore an Alita Graham gown, and Lavie will honeymoon in August on the Mediterranean.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a daughter June 15 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The couple have been dating since 2012.
Arrow star Stephen Amell and his wife, actress Cassandra Jean, are expecting their first child. The couple got married Christmas Day in an intimate ceremony on the Caribbean and had a stateside ceremony during Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association elected Theo Kingma president for 2013-14 on June 10.
Legendary Entertainment hired Bruce Rosenblum as president of television and digital media June 17 and appointed Christopher Erb executive vp brand marketing June 12.
Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell joined Echo Lake Management, a division of Echo Lake Entertainment, on June 11.
James L. Brooks was named artistic director of the AFI Conservatory on June 17.
Lionsgate promoted Ron Schwartz to president and GM of home entertainment sales and distribution June 12.
Andrew Davis was appointed president of production administration at Columbia Pictures on June 12.
Ellen Stone was promoted to executive vp marketing at Bravo Media on June 12.
Fox International Channels promoted Ward Platt to COO and upped Zubin Gandevia to president for Asia on June 12.
Attorney Michael Rosner joined Sklar Kirsh as a partner in the corporate department June 14.
Frank Morrone was elected president of the Motion Picture Sound Editors on June 17.
ICM Partners promoted Steven Brown, J.R. Ringer and Matt Smith to agents in the talent department June 17.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art elected Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, to its board of trustees June 17.
Elaine Laron, a writer and lyricist who participated in the classic children's TV show The Electric Company, died June 6 of pneumonia in Los Angeles. She was 83.
Bernard Sahlins, co-founder of Second City, known for launching the careers of Bill Murray, John Belushi and Gilda Radner, died June 16 at his home in Chicago. He was 90.
WALK OF FAME
Jennifer Lopez will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 20. She next appears in the Chilean miner drama The 33. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is set to receive a star June 24; Johnny Depp and Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger are scheduled to speak.