Nevins is President of Documentary and Family Programming for HBO and Cinemax. She earned a bachelor of the arts degree from Barnard College and a master of fine arts degree from Yale University. Nevins produced documentaries before joining HBO in 1979. Nevins has overseen production of nearly 500…more
President of Documentary and Family Programming at HBO.
Sheila Nevins: You can't come up with an idea if you feel good about yourself.
Sheila Nevins: I don't really have a philosophy. When it feels right - right for HBO, and for the particular producer or director - when it's slightly different or experimental on some level, you just lunge at it and take your chances.
Sheila Nevins: I have a respect for people telling their own stories. Holocaust survivors, cancer survivors, sex workers, pimps - they all wrestle with the same things. They want to survive the onslaughts. They have to make a living. They want to be excited and stimulated by life. I think that surviving in this complex, tossed-about universe is courageous, and how people do that is of great interest to me.
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