CTW veepee hired by HBO

Morris to head original p'gramming for Family

NEW YORK — HBO has hired Dolores Morris away from Children’s Television Workshop to become VP, original programming, for HBO Family channel, a recently launched multiplex network that targets families and children.

Morris will be responsible for the development of original programming and program acquisitions for HBO Family. Morris will report to Sheila Nevins, senior VP, original programming for HBO.

Beginning early next year, HBO Family will debut daytime programming aimed at children of various age groups.

At Children’s Television Workshop, Morris was VP, program development, responsible for the development of television concepts for 6- to 12-year-olds, family and preschool series and parenting projects. She has also held executive positions at Walt Disney Television Animation, the Walt Disney Company and ABC, where she worked on After School Specials.

HBO Family, which launched December 1996, screens feature films as well as HBO original series and documentaries.