Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry’s celebrations and news.
WEDDING: Gabriel Kitinski, co-owner of TV and commercial recording company Kitinski Sound Corp., wed Bridget McCann, a marine science research consultant, on Feb. 5 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Burbank. After the duo’s reception at Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Pavilion, they honeymooned in Hawaii: three nights at the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui and four at the Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lanai.
Mary Stuart Masterson and her husband, actor Jeremy Davidson, announced that they are expecting twins this summer. The couple, who married in 2006, also has a 17-month-old son.
Vincent Scordino was hired as director of acquisitions at Millennium Entertainment on March 11.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was named strategic adviser for social impact at AOL on March 14.
Josh Sapan will become president and CEO of AMC Networks, Rainbow Media’s cable-network spinoff.
Kyle McSlarrow will join Comcast/NBCUniversal in April as president of its Washington office.
Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa were hired March 9 to replace director Julie Taymor on Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Also, Paul Bogaev was named musical consultant and Peter Hylenski sound designer for the troubled Broadway musical.
Sam Dickerman was named executive vp production at Columbia Pictures on March 10.
Relativity Media hired Erika Hindle as executive vp finance March 14.
BBC Worldwide tapped Patricia Erickson as senior vp human resources March 14.
Liz Jenkins was promoted to vp corporate development at Media Rights Capital on March 10.
Bravo Media elevated Ryan Pinette to vp production and operations March 10.
Janet Rolle was made executive vp and chief marketing officer at CNN Worldwide on March 11. David Bohrman was tapped as senior vp and chief innovation officer March 14.
Mary Lee joined Management 360 on March 14 as a literary manager.
David Keighley was made chief quality officer of Imax on March 8.
Ryan Nord has been promoted to partner at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.
Cory Stern was made vp of development at Stun Creative advertising agency March 8.
Quentin Tarantino filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, True Blood creator Alan Ball, on March 10, saying the “pteradactyl-like screams” coming from Ball’s exotic bird menagerie disrupts his ability to write at home.
Vicki Rosenberg Suchin, a television casting director for more than 25 years, died in her sleep March 8 in Tarzana. She was 59.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” songwriter Hugh Martin died March 11 of natural causes in Encinitas, Calif. The Meet Me in St. Louis score composer was 96.
Dinning Sisters singer Jean Dinning died Feb. 22 in Garden Grove, Calif. The “Teen Angel” writer was 86.
March 16: Gore Verbinski, Lauren Graham
March 17: Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Kurt Russell
March 18: Filmmaker Luc Besson, Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb
March 19: Harvey Weinstein, Glenn Close
March 20: Spike Lee, TV Producer Paul Junger Witt
March 21: Matthew Broderick, Rosie O’Donnell
March 22: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Reese Witherspoon