Cass Warner
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Cass Warner

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Documentary filmmaker, author, and keeper of the Warner Bros. legacy


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Cass Warner

Cass WarnerDocumentary filmmaker, author, and keeper of the Warner Bros. legacy

Cass Warner Sperling has the honor of being a third-generation filmmaker and is President of Warner Sisters, an independent film and television production company. Her grandfather, Harry Warner, was the original President and one of the founders of Warner Bros. studio. Her father was writer/producer, Milton Sperling, who was nominated twice for an Academy Award.

She began her career sitting in on story meetings with her father and wandering the lot observing the magic of movie making.

After studying acting with the acclaimed Milton Katselas, and learning screen writing under the mentorship of her father and Howard Koch (the writer of CASABLANCA), she formed her production company, Warner Sisters, which carries on the original Warner Bros. motto–making films that “educate, entertain and enlighten.”

In 1993, after years of research, Cass’ personal story of her family saga was published in a book entitled Hollywood Be Thy Name (Prima Lifetstyles). She updated it in 2008 as The Brothers Warner (Warner Sisters), which became a non-fiction bestseller.

In between, Cass worked on the Warner Home Video five-part series, “You Must Remember This: The Warner Brothers Story” which was narrated by Clint Eastwood.

In 2008, along with the revised book, Cass completed a feature documentary, THE BROTHERS WARNER, a project that she directed, wrote, produced and narrated. The film is an intimate portrait of the family and a tribute to their legacy. The PBS American Masters series aired an edited 60-minute version for two years. The film has won numerous awards, including the prestigious HBO Films Producer Award for Cass, and she was on the Emmy Directors’ nomination list in 2009. Her interviews in the film included Dennis Hopper, George Segal, Angie Dickinson, Debbie Reynolds, Tab Hunter, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Haskell Wexler, Frank Pierson (Oscar winning screenwriter), Norman Lear, Roy Disney Jr., Sam Goldwyn, Jr., Sherry Lansing (former CEO & Chairman, Paramount Pictures), Mike Medavoy (former President, Orion Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures and current CEO of Phoenix Pictures) and Morgan Spurlock.

A favorite ongoing project is “Conversations With Cass”, a series of thoughtful, one-on-one conversations with some of today’s most recognized actors and other notable personalities. These video segments are forming an inspirational library for her non-profit, “The Dream Factory.” Some of those featured are Matthew McConaughey, Giovanni Ribisi, Cole Hauser, Michelle Stafford (Emmy Award-winning actress) and the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright. Excerpts from the series have been aired on the Starz cable channel.

Warner Sisters is proud to have on its slate most of Howard Koch’s (CASABLANCA) unproduced screenplays, plays, short stories and novels to develop into a library. Feature film projects in development are A SHADE OF GREY (Cass’ “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” project); DOG STORIES (a DINER-type coming-of-age story); and several others.

As a presenter, Cass Warner enjoys revisiting history and earns high marks from her audiences. A typical recent comment from the Director of Marketing and Member Services for the Investment Industry Association of Canada stated, “we received very positive feedback about the evening, your film, your comments and the words of wisdom from your grandfather.”

Cass has also done the requisite media appearances over the years including “Good Morning, America” as well as “The Joan Rivers Show.”

On a personal note, Cass is the proud mother of four. One of her sons is talented actor, Cole Hauser, who has been in over 30 films and several TV series.


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