After 25+ years in Film Acquisition at HBO, Doris Casap recently launched MOTHER FILMS, an independent production, sales and advisory company, based in NYC.
In this first year of MOTHER FILMS, Doris executive produced and sold (to Amazon and Peacock) “A Most Beautiful Thing”, a documentary depicting the journey of the first all-Black rowing team, a group of high schoolers from Chicago’s West Side. The team brought kids together from different neighborhoods and even gangs, putting them together literally in the same boat. Other EPs include Dwayne Wade and Grant Hill. AMBT is narrated by Common, with original tracks produced by award winning rap producer, 9th Wonder and directed by award winning film director, Mary Mazzio. Doris was also a consulting producer and sales distributor (sold to Showtime) of “SURGE”, a documentary about the surge of female candidates in the 2018 Midterms and the triumphant victory of now- Representative Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman ever in Congress, with Executive Producers, Alyssa Milano and Katie Couric. She is the Executive Producer of “Red Pill”, written and directed by Tony Award winning actress, Tonya Pinkins, a horror movie currently in post production.
At HBO, Doris led film strategy, content sourcing, curation and licensing for all channels of HBO and CINEMAX. She oversaw all film licensing, sourced from producers, indies and major studios. She led complex, long-term output deals, focused on ‘future-proofing’ HBO as it evolved from standalone linear networks (HBO/MAX) to multi-channel, multi-platform offerings, On Demand offerings, to HBO GO and HBO Now, for digital and linear distribution.
Through this work, Doris developed and enjoys longstanding relationships with studios, filmmakers, producers and independent distributors of filmed programming, including films, series, shorts, comedy and music. Doris was also responsible for the programming model and execution of the model for HBO Latino. In addition to films, she oversaw the acquisition and commission of HBO Latino branded music programming. Awards included a Latin Grammy for Sony Music for music special “En Letra de Otro” with Pedro Capo, which led to a series of specials including “En Letra de Otro” with Farruko. Concerts included Carlos Santana, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gente de Zona, Juanes and more.