Sheila Nevins


Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins rounds out doc slate at MTV

Former HBO documentary titan Sheila Nevins is rounding out a robust, issue-driven documentary slate at MTV. The exec, who was appointed head of MTV Documentary Films earlier this year, has commissioned new projects from Alexandra Pelosi, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato and Alexandra Shiva. Pelosi – who is the daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins lands at MTV

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins has landed at MTV. The longtime president of HBO Documentary Films, who exited the WarnerMedia-owned channel last year, has joined the Viacom-owned network to launch MTV Documentary Films. As part of the channel’s fledgling in-house production banner MTV Studios, the new division is to develop documentaries and specials for […]

Abraham & Heller replace Nevins as HBO doc bosses

As HBO doc boss Sheila Nevins steps down after 38 years in service, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller have been named executive VPs of HBO documentary and family programming. Nevins, who has overseen the launch of Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear (pictured), will officially step down in March 2018. Abraham and Heller, who are both currently senior […]

Doc boss Sheila Nevins exiting HBO after 38 years

HBO Documentary Films’ influential president Sheila Nevins is leaving the premium US pay business after 38 years, saying, “I don’t have to die there”. Nevins, 78, has run all documentary output for HBO and its smaller sister channels such as Cinemax since 2004, but confirmed her departure to US outlets over the weekend. In an […]

HBO alert for Broomfield’s Grim Sleeper

HBO Documentary Films has become the first international buyer of filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s new feature doc Tales of the Grim Sleeper. The deal gives premium cable channel HBO exclusive local rights to the Sky Atlantic doc, in which Broomfield (The Leader, Biggie and Tupac) revisits the story of South Central LA serial killer Lonnie Franklin […]