Hitched, Hatched, Hired
Inside the industry’s celebrations and news.
LOVE WEDDING: Nathan Love, a senior analyst at Lionsgate Films, wed Karen Alinauskas, who recently started an entertainment law practice, were married Jan. 17 in front of 10 friends in New York. The duo — who said their vows between dinner and dessert at producer and friend John Heyman’s home — are waiting to honeymoon but did fly to Park City on Jan. 21 to attend the Sundance Film Festival, where they met exactly two years earlier.
Jaime Pressly filed for divorce from entertainment lawyer Simran Singh after 15 months of marriage Jan. 21. The actress cited irreconcilable differences.
On Jan. 21, four days before his animated short Day & Night was nominated for an Oscar, director Teddy Newton and wife Stacey, a story manager at Pixar Animation Studios, welcomed their first child, a boy, Ace, in San Francisco. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz.
Biutiful Oscar nominee Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their first child, a boy, on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles.
Relativity Media tapped Steve Bertram as COO and CFO on Jan. 27. He was president of business operations at Paramount Home Entertainment.
Chris Miller was hired as president of film-finanace operations at Exclusive Media Group on Jan. 28.
Michael Antinoro was hired as executive vp programming at Dick Clark Prods. on Jan. 26.
Bravo Media promoted Jenn Levy to vp development and production Jan. 26. She is an executive producer on Million Dollar Listing and the upcoming Platinum Hit.
Cynthia Johnson returned to Columbia Records on Jan. 24 as senior vp urban promotions, a position she held from 1990-2001.
Mark Whitaker was named executive vp and managing editor of CNN Worldwide on Jan. 28. He was at NBC News.
Red Bull Records hired former Columbia Records vp Joe Guzik as senior vp promotion and integrated marketing Jan. 25.
Gina McKenzie was elevated to vp public relations at Turner Classic Movies and TBS on Jan. 26.
Todd Sims joined AEG as senior vp digital, a newly created position, Jan. 25.
Jamia Bigalow was promoted to senior vp affiliate marketing at Fox Networks on Jan. 27.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was made an NBC News political analyst Jan. 25.
Mary Megan Peer has been appointed managing director of peermusic Argentina, effective Feb. 1.
Senior TV development and production executive Catherine Scheinman was named vp development at My Tupelo Entertainment.
Composer John Barry, a five-time Oscar winner who worked on James Bond films ranging from Dr. No to The Living Daylights, died Jan. 30 in New York at 77.
Tony Geiss, a Sesame Street staff writer who also penned the films An American Tail and The Land Before Time, died Jan. 21. He was 86.
Stanley Frazen, a film and TV editor for a half-century, died Jan. 23 at his home in Studio City. The former president of the American Cinema Editors and Motion Picture Editors Guild was 91.
Bernd Eichinger died Jan. 24 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. The German producer of the Oscar-nominated Downfall was 61.
Stand-up comic and variety-show regular Charlie Callas passed away Jan. 27 in a Las Vegas hospice. He was 83.
Feb. 2: Jennifer Westfeldt
Feb. 3: Blythe Danner, director Michael Cimino, director Frank Coraci
Feb. 4: Composer Don Davis
Feb. 5: Laura Linney, director Steven Shainberg
Feb. 6: Tom Brokaw