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. Realscreen.com 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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Athena Film Festival submissions open

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2019

The Athena Film Festival is now accepting short films and feature-length screenplays for its annual celebration of women leaders. The Athena Film Festival is a features extraordinary films from across the globe that tell the stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts. Screenings are complemented by panels and conversations designed to change the way our culture views and values women, along with workshops and masterclasses that help women storytellers hone their craft. The 10th Anniversary Festival will be held February 26-March 1, 2020 at Barnard College in New York City.

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