Sheila Nevins

Sheila Nevins

Executive Producer

BIO

Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced hundreds of documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking.

Birthday

April 6, 1939

Known for

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Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge

A chronicle of the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the pers... Read more

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The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row

Explores the realities of death-row inmates inside Huntsville (Texas) Unit, a prison with the hig... Read more

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Last Letters Home

Ten families read letters from their loved ones killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in this pow... Read more

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Life According to Sam

Progeria is an extremely rare and fatal disease, exemplified by accelerated aging in the children... Read more

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Banksy Does New York

On October 1, 2013, the elusive street artist Banksy launched a month-long residency in New York,... Read more

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Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

In 1948, Lenny Bruce was just another comic who couldn't get arrested. By 1961, all that would ch... Read more

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The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

In September 2001, respected German historian Lothar Machtan dropped a bombshell on the world of ... Read more

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Mommy Dead and Dearest

Child abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love converge in this mystery involving a mother and d... Read more

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About Face: Supermodels Then and Now

An intimate view of the women whose images have defined our sense of beauty over the past five de... Read more

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Meth Storm: Arkansas USA

With unparalleled access on both sides of the law, METH STORM: Arkansas USA is a thrilling non-fi... Read more

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

Documentary covering the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black nationalist and journalist in Philadelp... Read more

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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

An intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty featuring Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher, and Carrie Fisher. Read more

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The Case Against 8

A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot ... Read more

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My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)

Based on Elizabeth Swados’ picture book of the same name, this animated short film charts one wom... Read more

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Kevorkian

Documentary about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was performing euthanasia in the US in 1990's Read more

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Cries from Syria

An attempt to re-contextualize the European migrant crisis and ongoing hostilities in Syria, thro... Read more

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Risky Drinking

Are you a risky drinker? Nearly 70% of American adults drink alcohol and nearly 1/3 of them engag... Read more

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The Boys from Baghdad High

During 2006-07, four students keep a video diary of their final year at Tariq bin Ziad High Schoo... Read more

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15: A Quinceanera Story: Jackie and Nina

Latina girls transition to adulthood by observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañ... Read more

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15: A Quinceanera Story: Zoey

Latina girls transition to adulthood by observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañ... Read more

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Prisoners of the War on Drugs

From its beginning during the Reagan years through current times, the War on Drugs has left many ... Read more

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An Apology to Elephants

Elephants are among the most majestic and intelligent creatures on Earth--but for hundreds of yea... Read more

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First Cousin Once Removed

Filmmaker Alan Berliner documents his first cousin, the poet-translator Edwin Honig, as he succum... Read more

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War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend

This poignant documentary explores the unbreakable bond between multi-purpose K9s and their handl... Read more

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a ligh... Read more

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Koran by Heart

In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year-old children leave their native countries to partici... Read more

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The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

When ten-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed... Read more

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Warning: This Drug May Kill You

A harrowing, unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S. told fro... Read more

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A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story

On Easter Eve, 1991, the normalcy of 76-year-old Florence Holway's rural life came to a shocking,... Read more

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Thought Crimes

NYPD officer Gilberto Valle rose to infamy after being convicted for conspiring to kidnap, rape, ... Read more