People, Etc.

At Ten Speed Press, Sara Golski has been promoted to editor and Emily Timberlake has been promoted to associate editor, both reporting to Julie Bennett.

The Waxman Agency's Holly Root is relocating to Los Angeles. She will open a west coast office for the agency, and will continue to develop her client list as well as expand the agency’s network of TV and film contacts.

A Mississippi court judge has thrown out a lawsuit by Ablene Cooper alleging that Kathryn Stockett based a key character in her bestselling novel THE HELP on her. Cooper, the African-American maid for one of Stockett's brothers, claimed Stockett used her likeness without her permission, but Judge Tomie Green dimissed the case because a one-year statute of limitations elapsed between when Stockett gave Cooper a copy of the book and when the lawsuit was filed
AP