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Inside the industry’s celebrations and news

Bryan Tallevi (right) and Brad Weinstein.
Megan McGuiness

TALLEVI WEDDING
Bryan Tallevi, counsel of business and legal affairs at Comcast Entertainment Group, married Brad Weinstein, a Goldman Sachs lawyer, on Nov. 6 in front of 112 friends and family at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, Conn. The ceremony was officiated by state Sen. Andrew Maynard, also a justice of the peace. The duo are spending their honeymoon in French Polynesia and New Zealand.

BIRTHS
Amelia Stewart, Comcast Entertainment Group vp corporate communications and media relations, and husband Adam, an industry director of media and entertainment at Google, welcomed their first child, son Landon Marshall, on Nov. 1 in Santa Monica.

The Gersh Agency head of talent Alex Yarosh and his wife, Whitney, a TV producer, welcomed their first child, daughter Willa James, at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 4 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

E! Entertainment and Style Network marketing, news and online president Suzanne Kolb adopted daughter Katie Ann, who was born Nov. 5 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
 
SPLIT
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz have announced the end of their nine-year relationship. The pair, who never married, said in a joint statement that they “are committed to raising their son together in NYC.”

CONGRATS
Phil Gonzales was promoted to Senior VP of communications for CBS Entertainment and Lauri Metrose became senior VP of communications of CBS TV studios Nov. 15.

Michelle Raimo-Kouyate was tapped as president of production at Sony Pictures Animation on Nov. 11. She succeeds Hannah Minghella, who recently was appointed to president of production at Columbia Pictures.

Former Comcast Interactive Media president Amy Banse will now oversee a new Silicon Valley investment fund combining NBC Universal’s Peacock Equity and Comcast Interactive Capital.

Former Lionsgate VP of film music Tracy McKnight was made the head of the department Nov 15.

Alex Murray left MacDonald-Murray Management on Nov. 12 to become a manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

MTV announced Nov. 9 that David Janollari is the new executive vp and head of programming, while Chris Linn was named executive vp programming and head of production.

DEATHS
Actress-singer Michelle Nicastro, wife of TV producer Steve Stark, died Nov. 4 of cancer at the age of 50. She was in the original Los Angeles production of Les Miserables, the feature When Harry Met Sally and was a soloist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Warner Bros. composer-songwriter Danny Gould died Nov. 4 at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles. He was 89. His work was heard in The Lost Boys and The Pelican Brief, among others.

BIRTHDAYS
Nov. 17
• Director Martin Scorsese
• Rachel McAdams
Nov. 18
• Comic writer
 Alan Moore
• Owen Wilson
Nov. 19
• Twitter 
co-founder Jack Dorsey
• Ted Turner
• Larry King
Nov. 20
• Rocker Joe Walsh
Nov. 21
• Producer Jon Mone
• Publicist Mara Buxbaum
• Fox Filmed Entertainment 
co-chairman 
and CEO 
Tom Rothman

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