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About Town: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Corey Bobker and Irina Vaysman
Susan Baker

Inside the industry’s celebrations and news

Bobker-Vaysman Wedding: Corey Bobker, story producer on VH1’s Money Hungry, married freelance publicist Irina Vaysman (previously of 42West) on Nov. 27 in front of 200 guests at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. “Before we met, he was on my press-release e-mail distribution list,” Vaysman says. “When we first went out six years ago, we figured out that I had been e-mailing him — or ‘spamming,’ as he says — for years.”  They are honeymooning in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

WEDDING

Joedan Okun, a documentary film producer at Tent Full of Birds Prods., married Jennifer Breeden, design director of women’s apparel at Banana Republic, on Nov. 27. The pair said “I do” at the home of Breeden’s parents in Chapel Hill, N.C.

ENGAGEMENT

Miller PR CEO Dawn Miller has announced her engagement to Ryan Terpstra, a financial-information executive and CEO of Selerity. He proposed while the pair were vacationing in Barbados.

DIVORCE

Citing “irreconcilable differences,” Scream actress Neve Campbell has split from her husband of three years, British actor John Light.

CONGRATS

Wolfgang Hammer was named CEO of CBS Films on Dec. 1. He was executive vp at Lionsgate.

Fabian Castro and Talitha Watkins joined Universal Pictures on Dec. 1 as vps multicultural marketing.

Ilana Susnow was tapped as vp marketing at NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution on Dec. 1.

David Berson was tapped as exec vp of CBS Sports and president of CBS College Sports on Dec. 2.

Andrew Gumpert was promoted to president of worldwide business affairs at Columbia Pictures on Nov. 30.

Enjoli Duval is joining IDPR as a senior account executive. She was at PMK-BNC.

BMI announced the rehiring of Lisa Feldman as senior director of film/TV relations on Nov. 30. She was the department’s associate director until 2000. Philip Shrut was promoted to associate director.

Bravo has promoted David O’Connell to senior vp production and operations and Christian McLaughlin to vp production.

Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown attorney and partner Bruce Ramer was elected as chairman of the board of directors for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Nov. 16.

Muse Entertainment hired Cynthia Kennedy on Nov. 30 as director of international sales.

SENTENCED

On Dec. 1, a judge ordered Wesley Snipes to surrender by noon Dec. 9 at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Lewis Run, Pa., to begin a three-year sentence for tax evasion.

DEATH

Alfred Masini, the creator of Entertainment Tonight, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Star Search and Solid Gold, died Nov. 29 in Honolulu. He was 80.

BIRTHDAYS

Dec. 9
Kirk Douglas
John Malkovich
Judi Dench

Dec. 10
Kenneth Branagh

Dec. 11
Mo’Nique

Dec. 12
Bob Barker
Producer Paula Wagner

Dec. 13
Dick Van Dyke
Taylor Swift            

Dec. 15
Director Julie Taymor

 

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