Dorothy Street Pictures, the production company behind documentaries including “Pamela, a Love Story” and “Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story,” have tapped Lily Kaplan as their new head of development.
Kaplan joins the company’s New York office from Imagine Documentaries, where she will lead Dorothy Street’s transatlantic operation with a focus on growing their portfolio of high-end documentary films and series.
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At Imagine, Kaplan worked on docs including “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing” for Netflix, “Judy Blume Forever” for Amazon Prime Video, “Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming With Dave Letterman” for Disney+ and “The Super Models” for Apple TV+.
Dorothy Street was launched by Julia Nottingham in 2018. It is backed by Sister, the company founded by Jane Featherstone, Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider.
“I am thrilled to join Julia and the team at Dorothy Street to help build out the premium documentaries slate,” said Kaplan. “The company is female-led with an entrepreneurial spirit, both of which are incredibly exciting to me. With footprints in London, L.A., and New York, Dorothy Street is rapidly expanding their scope of storytelling, making it an ideal time to join the group.”
Dorothy Street Pictures founder and CEO Julia Nottingham added: “We are delighted to welcome Lily to the team in our New York office. Her extraordinary work spans such a vast range of subjects and her passion for quality and prestige storytelling fits so well with our ethos at Dorothy Street. We’re so excited for her to lead our development team as we build out our documentary and unscripted slate.”
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