Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Maya Myers

Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDING: Miranda Wang, senior vp business and legal affairs at Zodiak USA, wed Emmy-winning editor Chris Dalzell (The Amazing Race) Aug. 20. About 135 guests attended the nuptials at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center. The pair honeymooned in Tahiti.


Adam Kassan, co-president at Le Grisbi Productions, and wife Ashley Kraines Kassan welcomed daughter Gemma Tillie on Sept. 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


MGM appointed Dene B. Stratton CFO on Sept. 20.

NBCUniversal named Emilio Romano president of Telemundo on Sept. 21.

Legendary Entertainment named Jon Jashni to the newly created role of president on Sept. 20.

Michael O'Leary was upped to executive vp government relations at the MPAA, and Greg Frazier was named executive vp and chief policy officer Sept. 15.

Keith Weaver on Sept. 19 was promoted to executive vp worldwide government affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment. On Sept. 15, SPE promoted Gelena Weissman to vp and head of business affairs administration and Rey Cuerdo to vp business affairs administration.

Matt Ochacher joined New Wave Entertainment Sept. 20 as co-head scripted development. He was a partner in the TV literary division at APA.

Alexandra Milchan was named executive vp production at New Regency Sept. 16.


Frances Bay, who played the marble rye lady on Seinfeld and appeared in Big Top Pee-wee, died Sept. 15 at 92.

Actor Jack Garner, the older brother of James Garner, died Sept. 13 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 84.