MTV recruits Sheila Nevins to launch Documentary Films division

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2019

Multi-award-winning producer and former head of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has been recruited by MTV to launch its documentary films division. reports that the new unit will develop documentary films and specials for third-party streaming services, premium networks and MTV platforms. Under Nevins' leadership, MTV Documentary Films will feature filmmakers who are exploring a range of social, political and cultural trends and stories that are important to the youth of today. During her tenure as president of HBO Documentary Films, Nevins' projects garnered 28 Academy Awards and 44 Peabody Awards, and Nevins herself has won 34 individual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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