Sasha Alpert EVP of BMP Films and Casting
Sasha Alpert is Executive Vice President in charge of both casting for Bunim/Murray as well as BMP Films, where she started the documentary division in 2006. BMP Films latest film is VALENTINE ROAD which premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and had its television premier on HBO on October 7, 2013. The film unravels the complex story of the shooting in a high school classroom of a 15-year old gay teen by a fellow student. Their first film, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL, won two primetime Emmys, including Best Non-Fiction Special, and previously garnered numerous festival awards, including many audience awards. The film premiered on HBO in March, 2008. BMP also produced SHADOW BILLIONAIRE, the story of DHL founder and tycoon Larry Hillblom who disappeared mysteriously in a small plane crash leaving his unacknowledged children to fight for a share of his vast fortune.
Alpert has cast 21 seasons of THE REAL WORLD, 7 seasons of PROJECT RUNWAY, all seasons of BEST INK, BAD GIRLS CLUB, STARTING OVER, THE SIMPLE LIFE and many others. Additionally, she produced FOREVER HOLLYWOOD a film about the history of Hollywood -- which has been playing continuously at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles for over 14 years. She has also produced numerous documentaries and specials for PBS, including films on the Western and Film Noir, and on the poets Sylvia Plath, TS Eliot and on Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. In addition, she has produced specials for CBS, MTV, TBS and Disney Channel.