Writer-Director Rod Lurie Is Engaged; Leslie Chen Joins IM Global: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Hobson and Lucas.
Hobson and Lucas.
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Academy of Television Arts & Sciences names Lucy Hood president and COO, Terry Moran is appointed ABC News chief foreign correspondent, and more.

This story first appeared in the July 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.


George Lucas married DreamWorks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson on June 22 at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif. PBS' Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony, and Ron Howard, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg attended. The couple became engaged in January.


Writer-director Rod Lurie became engaged to novelist Kyra Davis in May at MoMA in New York.

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CNN anchor Erin Burnett and husband David Rubulotta, a managing director at Citigroup, are expecting their first child in November.


Paris Barclay was elected president of the Directors Guild of America on June 22.

Lucy Hood was named president and COO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on June 20.

IM Global hired Leslie Chen as senior executive June 24.

Terry Moran was appointed chief foreign correspondent and Dan Abrams chief legal affairs anchor June 19 at ABC News.

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Richard Matheson, who penned Spielberg's Duel and iconic episodes of The Twilight Zone, died June 23. He was 87.

Vince Flynn, known for his counter-terrorism novels starring Mitch Rapp, died June 19 of cancer. He was 47.

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