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Inside the industry’s celebrations and news.
Kannie Yu LaPack, senior director of publicity at Lifetime Television, and husband Landon became the parents of a son, Logan, on March 11 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
Rachel Zoe and her husband, Rodger Berman, welcomed their first child, a son, Skyler Morrison, in Los Angeles. Skyler weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz.
CAA agent Jim Toth married Reese Witherspoon in front family and friends, including fellow agent David Bugliari, Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson, March 26 at the actress’ Ojai, Calif. ranch.
Sponsorship sales veteran Tom Worcester joined CAA’s music department.
Summit Entertainment promoted Meredith Milton to senior vp production and Karen Barna to senior vp business affairs March 22.
Matthew Milam joined Skydance Productions as vp production March 24.
Cameron Blanchard was named executive vp communications at NBC-Universal on March 22. Also, Tony Cardinale was tapped as executive vp brand planning and strategic insights at the newly created NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division. Exec vp human resources Margaret Lazo will oversee the businesses in the new unit.
David Hudson was upped to senior vp of late night and specials for TBS and TNT on March 25.
National Geographic Channels announced March 24 a new West Coast development office to be run by David Lyle. Also, Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt was upped to senior vp global development, and Charlie Parsons was named vp global development.
Univision Communications named Jose Valle president of Univision Radio March 23.
Broadway and screen actress Helen Stenborg, who was nominated for a Tony in 1999 for her role in Waiting in the Wings, died March 22 in New York. She was 86.
Music executive Joey Averback died March 18 of oral cancer at his home in Studio City. He was 59.
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