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This story first appeared in the Aug. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The 28th annual Imagen Awards, honoring Latino portrayals onscreen, take place Aug. 16 at the Beverly Hilton, with producer Christy Walton receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and a tribute to the late singer Jenni Rivera. “She was truly a powerhouse,” says Imagen president Helen Hernandez.
Carrie Smith, senior photo producer at The Hollywood Reporter, married Michael Azzolino, senior vp at Jerry Bruckheimer Television, on Aug. 10 in St. Michaels, Md.
Brian Dow, partner and head of branded lifestyle at APA, got engaged to John Kanell at Versailles on June 30.
DreamWorks Animation appointed Dawn Taubin chief marketing officer Aug. 8.
Greg Goldman was named president of Studio Lambert USA on Aug. 8.
Al Jazeera America named John Seigenthaler and David Shuster anchors Aug. 9.
Tracey Vieira was appointed president of Australians in Film on Aug. 6.
Marcus Blakely joined Management 360’s Television 360 on Aug. 12.
Yale Chasin joined UTA as an indie film agent Aug. 6.
Singer Eydie Gorme, known for her longtime partnership with husband Steve Lawrence, died Aug. 10 of an undisclosed illness in Las Vegas. She was 84.
Karen Black, star of the cutting-edge movies Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and Nashville, died Aug. 8 of cancer in a California nursing facility. She was 74.
Respected Hollywood publicist Eddie Michaels died Aug. 8 of brain cancer in Los Angeles. He was 49.
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