In the first of a three-part Masterclass series on documentary filmmaking sponsored by HBO, Sheila Nevins (BC’60), President, HBO Documentary Films, brings her extensive experience to the Festival in conversation with Festival Co-Founder, Melissa Silverstein. Nevins is responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, 32 News and Documentary Emmys, and 40 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 23 Academy Awards. Nevins has been honored with several prestigious career achievement awards including, the 2009 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; a 2008 Gotham Awards Tribute; a 2005 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award; and a Personal Peabody in 1999. In 2000, Nevins was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame, and received the Athena Film Festival’s President’s Award in 2015.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2:30PM
Location: James Room, 418 Barnard Hall