Hitched, Hatched, Hired

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Inside the industry's celebrations and news.

WEDDINGS: Cassidy-McGee: Carolyn Cassidy, vp comedy series at 20th Century Fox Television, and Zachary McGee, the incoming head of business and legal affairs at Miramax, were married Nov. 12 at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. The 100 guests included Fox Television chairman Gary Newman and his wife, lawyer Jeanne Newman; Suzanna Makkos, Fox senior vp comedy development; Dana Honor, Fox vp comedy development; and Kelly Luegenbiehl, vp comedy development at ABC. The ceremony was moved inside at the last minute after it began to rain. Cassidy, a member of THR's 2010 Next Gen class, and McGee, who recently left his post as vp legal affairs at NBC-Universal, planned to honeymoon in France.


Comic book writer Mark Millar and wife Lucy Unwin, managing director of Brightstar Entertainment, welcomed daughter Matilda Millar on Nov. 19 at Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland.


Elyse Lehrfeld, executive director of marketing in the global media group of Time Warner, and Evan Burrows were married on Nov. 20 at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, N.J.


DIY Network tapped Dale Roy Robinson as director of programming for its Scripps Networks Interactive Home Category on Nov. 21 and upped Heather Jagels to director of creative services.

Epix on Nov. 21 named Andy Hunter GM of digital media applications and products.

IMG Worldwide named Michael Dolan chairman and CEO on Nov. 23.

Participant Media promoted Gabriel Brakin to senior vp business and legal affairs Nov. 21.

AMC Networks appointed Alicia Broughel as senior counsel and compliance officer Nov. 22 and John Derderian as senior counsel for AMC/Sundance Channel Global.

Lighthearted Entertainment tapped Robert LaPlante as senior vp development Nov. 21.

Fernando Romero was named vp advertising sales at NBCUniversal website DailyCandy on Nov. 21.

Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges received the 2011 SEVT Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 17.

Meghan McCain joined MSNBC as a contributor Nov. 21.

Telemundo Media named Alina Falcon senior executive vp news and alternative programming Nov. 28.


John Neville, the English actor who played The Well-Manicured Man on The X-Files and starred in 1988 film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, died Nov. 19 in Toronto. Neville, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 86.

Ken Russell, the controversial British director of Women in Love, The Devils and Tommy, died Nov. 27 in his sleep in London. The Oscar nominee was 84.

Brian Chambers, the director of postproduction at 20th Century Fox Television, died Nov. 11 of pancreatic cancer at his Sherman Oaks home. He was 56.

Marion Holmes DeFore, the wife of late actor Don DeFore and a big band singer who had a hit with "I'm a Little Teapot" in the 1940s, died Nov. 17 in Santa Monica. She was 93.

Prolific fantasy author Anne McCaffrey, best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series, died Nov. 21 of a stroke at her home in Ireland. She was 85.


Dec. 1: Woody Allen, Emily Mortimer, Sarah Silverman

Dec. 2: Lucy Liu, Britney Spears, Penelope Spheeris

Dec. 3: Jean-Luc Godard, Sean Parker, Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Andrew Stanton

Dec. 4: Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jay-Z, Fred Armisen

Dec. 5: Morgan J. Freeman, Margaret Cho, Paula Patton

Dec. 6: Judd Apatow, director Shekhar Kapur, Arnon Milchan

Dec. 7: Actor Jeffrey Wright, Jack Huston