Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series, to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.
The latest installment features legendary documentary executive producer, network executive and, in the words of the New York Times, “the grand dame of documentary film,” Sheila Nevins. Now heading up the charge for MTV Documentary Films, Nevins spent the bulk of her career in television building and running HBO’s esteemed documentary department, overseeing production for somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,200 docs in the span of just under 40 years.
First joining the premium cabler in 1979 and named president of HBO Documentary Films in 2004, her tenure saw HBO docs nab 85 Oscar nominations and 26 wins, and scores of Emmy and Peabody Awards. With MTV Documentary Films since last spring, her awards run seems to be on track for continuing, with one of her first acquisitions for the millennial-focused network, the doc short St. Louis Superman, up for an Academy Award.
In the episode, Nevins discusses with Chuck Braverman her career at HBO, her plans for finding and producing docs relevant to the MTV audience, and much more.
To access this episode and past episodes of Westdoc Online, visit the website.