IDA Conversation Series: Sheila Nevins
Join us for a very special edition of the IDA Conversation Series, co-presented with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, as we traverse the unwavering career of the legendary HBO Executive Producer Sheila Nevins. The afternoon event will feature a clips program and lively conversation with Academy Award® nominated and Emmy Award® winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy, along with Sheila reading excerpts from her new book of essays “You Don’t Look Your Age … and Other Fairy Tales”.
As one of the most influential figures in the history of documentary filmmaking, Sheila Nevins has been at the helm of HBO Documentary Films for over three decades and has overseen the production of over 1,000 documentaries. In her iconic and eclectic career as the “Queen of Documentary” Sheila has received 32 Primetime Emmys®, 34 News and Documentary Emmys®, and 42 Peabody Awards for projects such as Taxicab Confessions, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. During Sheila’s reign, HBO has gone on to win 26 Academy Awards® for groundbreaking films such as Citizenfour, Music By Prudence, Born Into Brothels, and Educating Peter. With Sheila’s leadership, guidance, and “boring thermometer” HBO has not only produced one of the most impressive catalogues in documentary programming but has also served as a springboard in launching the careers of filmmakers across several genres.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to delve into the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate both Sheila’s career and the art of documentary. Ample time for Q&A will be included in the program.