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Sheila Nevins to receive Legacy Award at 2018 Realscreen Summit

Realscreen is thrilled to announce that Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, will be honored for her contribution to the documentary and television industries during a special keynote conversation ...
October 4, 2017

Realscreen is thrilled to announce that Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, will be honored for her contribution to the documentary and television industries during a special keynote conversation at the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of the Realscreen Summit.

At the helm of HBO’s hugely influential documentary team, and as an executive producer, Nevins has produced over 1,000 documentaries for the premium cable network, and, among her many accolades, has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.

She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 32 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 News and Doc Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards.

In 2017, she added “author” to her list of accomplishments, with the publication of her New York Times best-selling book, You Don’t Look Your Ageā€¦ and Other Fairy Tales (Flatiron Books). With characteristic candor, Nevins provides readers with what Meryl Streep (just one of the narrators in the audio books version) calls “an honest excavation of the process of living.”

To celebrate Sheila Nevins’ indelible impact on the documentary and television industries, she will be presented with a special Realscreen Legacy Award during her keynote conversation at the 20th Anniversary edition of the Realscreen Summit, on Monday, January 29 at 4 p.m. Here, she will discuss the process of penning her stories, and of course, her career as one of the most influential figures in documentary.

The Realscreen Summit takes place from January 28-31 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC.

(Sheila Nevins photograph by Brigitte Lacombe)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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